Rosette #4–New Hexagon Millefiori Hot Mess Patchwork Quiltalong

Rosette #4_1

This is where I got stalled on Rosette #4 for The New Hexagon Millefiore Quilt, or as I call it, The Hot Mess.  It may not turn out to be that, but we’ll see.  I had rotated six of the blocks and it left chunky dark hard edges.  Hmmmm, I told myself.  Hmmmm.

Rosette #4_2I tried out the outer rosettes one night on the kitchen table.  Shaking of head.

Rosette #4_3 Rosette #4_4

The solution was to subdivide the offending piece.  The clunky outer bits are transformed, making what had looked like a snarling traffic circle into a lovely ring of batik-y writing.

Rosette #4_5a

Here’s the magic piece.

Rosette #4_5Rosette #4The finished rosette.  This is number four, and the tenth month of the year starts in a couple of days, so that makes me only. . . eight months behind.  This one was hard, not only because I was doing a lot of it during my recovery, but also because I got stuck at the traffic circle dilemma, and it took me a while to find a solution.  But I feel pretty good about it now.

Next!

10 thoughts on “Rosette #4–New Hexagon Millefiori Hot Mess Patchwork Quiltalong

  1. I agree #4 gave me pause also. I finally came up with s colour combination I liked. Just need to see it together. I began later so no big deal. Having fun.

  2. I shake my head at your ingenuity Elizabeth! I would never have been able to make such a dramatic and significant change for the better as you did! It’s certainly not a hot mess in my book! And just remember- it’s not a race…..

  3. I need to get my printer installed and fired up. Too many lovely things to potentially keep me occupied. In fact — these (and your circles) would be both occupational and physical therapy for my hands. Beautiful.

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