I've picked my fabric for the centre hexagon in the January rosette in Katja Marek's The New Hexagon Millefiori Quilt Along. The toughest part is picking the fabric. I chose this print is called Kensington by Quilting Treasures.
I originally bought this fabric because I thought it would be perfect for fussy cutting. I love the rich coral colour. I made myself a little window template and moved it around until I was happy with what I was seeing. These are the patches I cut out; they are ready to be basted and stitched together.
I tacked the paper templates to the back of the fabric with a tiny dab of water soluble glue and then I used my Dritz Petite Press to turn under all the edges to give a nice sharp fold for stitching. I thread basted only the two outer edges on each template. This is the finished block! I'm pretty happy with how it turned out! It is a fairly large hexagon - each side measures 3" so the pieces are large and easy to work with.
The next round is six hexagons and I'll need to pull 3 fabrics for each hexagon. That will take some time but once I decide they blocks should go together quickly!
Until I post again, happy sewing!