Opal-essence

A design inspired by my love of gemstones and art glass. The vibrant jewel colours of Kaffe Fassett’s fabrics were the perfect choice. English paper piecing using my templates mimic cut and faceted gemstones. Millefiori designs found in Venetian glass inspired the appliquéd corner blocks. Both the corner blocks and the strip pieced border are appliquéd using decorative machine embroidery stitches.