Millefiori Quilts #4 (Willyne Hammerstein)

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After the international success of her first three books, Willyne Hammerstein is back in this fourth volume of Millefiori with a wealth of 19 new kaleidoscope pieced quilts. In her new book, you will find 19 quilt patterns of varying levels of difficulty—some are simple, while others are more ambitious.


Millefori is an italian glasswork technique to create beautiful flowers. In this book Willyne, creates beautiful rosettes of  pieced kaleidoscope blocks. She uses a variety of shapes to a striking geometric effect. She is passionate about color, geometric shapes,  Piecing and is second to none when creating kaleidoscopes of remarkable subtlety. Her philosophy of “try your best and be happy with the results” is an inspiration for all those who quilt.  And, most importantly, Willyne encourages us not to be afraid to try. 


Willyne Hammerstein Projects in ‘Millefiori Quilts 4″ book:


The Swinging Old Lady
Dançing Cheek to Cheek
Everyone is Different but Everyone is a Star
A Christmas Carol
Joie de vivre
Suja, Suja Prikkeltje
The Late Bloomers
Send Flowers to Your Loved Ones
Fiesta Gitana
The Last Flowers After a Hot Summer
Raindrops are Falling on My Head
When You Get the Blues, Take it Easy
You are My Sunshine
Les Fruits de Mer
Boogie Woogie
Jeu de Boules
Bont en Blauw




Willyne Hammerstein is the internationally acclaimed, Dutch artist known for her complex kaleidoscope quilts using the English Paper Piecing technique. The success of her quilt “Passacaglia with Mr. Penrose” (published in her Millefiori Quilts 1) is unparalleled, having been copied by countless quilters and exhibited around the globe.


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