We were lucky enough to make it over to Houston earlier this week for Quilt Market, and we had a blast! Among the many beautiful quilts on display, we couldn’t help but stop a while to admire The Millefiori Quilts exhibit. La Passacaglia is one of our most popular blog posts ever, and one of the most talked about quilt designs at the show. In fact, thousands of Millefiori quilts have been made in the years since Willyne Hammersteins’ first published the book that sparked a craze of frenzied EPP around the world.
Our editor Alice captured this close up of Tula Pink‘s jaw-stoppingly intricate version (above). We mean, seriously, how awesome is this? Las Passacaglia in Tula fabric. Quilts like this don’t come along very often! And Tula isn’t the only quilter to have been inspired by La Passacaglia style. There were a total of 20 varieties of Millefiori quilts at the show. Here’s self-confessed EPP fanatic Gisele Therezien‘s version… ‘Tulafiori’ check out her instagram feed @jerseygisele and her blog art escapes.blogspot.com for more of her quilt updates.
Photo © Gisele Therezien
We’ve tried to guess at how many hours of hand-piecing in total must have gone into all quilts in the exhibit but our heads started to hurt! Stay tuned as if you like this look, we’ve got a great kaleidoscope EPP tutorial coming to the blog next week.