Tuesday, November 18, 2014

La Passacaglia Quilt Pattern

A couple months ago, while I was looking at my instagram feed, I came across the most amazing/crazy/insane quilt pattern I have ever seen. I was so intrigued by it and put it onto my to-do list right away! I love how all of the "cogs" intersect and connect. Amazing!!

After looking into it a bit, I found out that the pattern was the La Passacaglia from the Millefiori Quilts book by Willyne Hammerstein
(featured on the cover of the book)
The book is written in both French and English and it is insanely amazing! I can not believe the 19 quilts in this book. Simply incredible!

The book is super hard to find here in the U.S.- but last month PaperPieces.com remedied that and had 200 copies shipped from France. YAY! They also did all of the hard work for us and they sell pre-cut card stock paper pieces and acrylic templates to cut your fabric... and believe me- with a quilt that has approx 2900 pieces, they are a must! There is no way I could accurately cut out my own pattern pieces, so I am so happy to let them do the job! 
I am not quite done with my first cog yet, but I am loving making this quilt every step of the way... well maybe except for those tiny stars!! It is a lot of work, and a huge time commitment, but I just plan to work at my own pace and enjoy the process! As for my color scheme... I am not sure... I am thinking I may have a bit of every color of the rainbow. I gotta embrace the craziness of the quilt! 

If you are thinking about jumping on the 
"La Passacaglia crazy train", 
be sure to check out the gorgeous quilts and happenings on Instagram!
Just look up these hastags:
#lapassacaglia & #passacagliaquilt
And if you really want to be amazed- check out @alexouq... her Cotton + Steel La Pass is beyond amazing!! And I am pretty much obsessed with everything else she makes too! ;)

Happy Sewing!!
xoxo, Ashley

P.S. Thanks to everyone who entered thePolar Notion Board giveaway on my blog over the weekend.. One winner was chosen at random and the lucky lady is Dixie.
Wow - I have wanted to try out those babies on my stash!!! 

13 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous! I love the colors you did, and it is going to be amazing when it is done!

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  2. This piece is amazing, Ashley! You sound so pumped about this project.... And it is so pretty!

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  3. Amazing quilt. I could never have enough patience to accomplish it.

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  4. I've begun the great quilting adventure called La Pass as well and I've done a lot of Instagram stalking to check out what everyone is doing. I have to say your cog is fantastic, especially the way you've chosen to feature the secondary flower. Amazing! I can't wait to see what you've got planned. @Camillesquilting

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  5. Hi Ashley! You may have convinced me to join in the fun! Do you use the acrylic templates for this project at all? I've never used acrylic templates before. Thoughts?

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    1. I definitely recommend the acrylic templates. I use them to cut all my fabric and they are great for fussy cutting because the are clear so you can see exactly where to line up to feature prints on your fabric. Hope this helps! :)

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    2. Great! Thanks for your input!

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  6. Hi Ashley, I just jumped on the bandwagon too! Got all of my La Pass stuff from PaperPieces this week - I can't wait to start! A guild friend brought hers to work on during our recent shop hop and I sat next to her in the car the whole day drooling over the book and watching her work on a cog and I couldn't stop thinking about it! Loving yours so far. Are you glue basting or thread basting?

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  7. I am starting too, just hot the book! I was amazed that you said the quilts in her book are machine pieced. They are not! In fact, she states in her book that sewing machines are the necessary evil! It is all handwork!

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    1. I was informed that the quilts were machine pieced someone that was making the pattern before I received my book. I was just so excited to jump in and with the mindset that I was paper piecing mine, I didn't bother to read instructions. But, yes... Have now realized that she does say that machines a a necessary evil. ha ha Thanks for reminding me that I needed to fix my post! ;)

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  8. Just found this and wondered, are you using acrylic templates and then hand piecing or is it English paper piecing?
    Not sure my email shows - it is candyce54@gmail.com

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  9. I have just discovered epp hexies and love them, wondering if this is the next step .....
    Did you know there is also a facebook group for this project?

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  10. If I understand this correctly - it's going to cost $134 to buy what's needed to make this quilt and that doesn't even count the fabric? I would love to make one but the prices is rather steep and staggering at the same time. Please let me know if I have misunderstood.

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Thanks for taking the time to comment. I honestly love reading every single one! If you have a question you would like answered- be sure to include your email so that I can get back to you!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!
xoxo, Ashley