Friday, June 26, 2015

La Passacaglia: Part 2


If you have been following me on Instagram, you've probably seen the long term project that I've been working on lately. It's a crazy EPP quilt called the La Passacaglia

The pattern can be found in the Millefiori Quilts book (#1) by Willyne Hammerstein. I picked up a copy of the book as well as the paper pieces and acrylic templates at PaperPieces.com. 
It's definitely a bit of an investment to do this project, but it's also SUPER fun and addictive. I love coming up with new color combos, fabric combos, and fussy cutting just about every single piece. 
I am just making each cog as I go along and not really giving much thought to the placement or end result, but I am having fun and love each cog that I create so I am crossing my fingers that in the end it will all work out and be a one of a kind quilt that I can treasure forever. 

 It has been so much fun to start seeing the progress once I have sewn the cogs together! It is starting to actually feel like a quilt instead of just shapes. 


I found a little organizer that is perfect for keeping all of my paper pieces in order. It's called the Divided Case by Sterilite. I found mine at Target, but have heard that they are hard to come by, so if you see one- snatch it up! Here is a link to the only case I can find online. (it's slightly different colors but looks like its the same thing as what I have.)

I plan to do a post soon with progress pictures of the full quilt (what I have done so far) and would be happy to answer any questions that anyone has- so just leave a comment below and I will answer it in my post. If you need an answer sooner, leave your email and I will answer you directly. 

I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!
Happy Sewing!
xoxo, Ashley

11 comments:

  1. I LOVE the individual cogs so much! I am so excited to see your progress. I had never heard of millefiori quilts until your very first post about them over a year ago, but I was immediately drawn to them. I would totally be tempted to frame each cog and make a gorgeous gallery wall! Those little butterflies... oh, be still my heart! I love that your careful cutting makes tiny kaleidoscope designs!

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  2. Wow Ashley I love your cogs,this quilt is going to be sensational well done xx

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  3. This is wonderful! I have been stashing some of those same fabrics. I love the ways you have used them for the individual pieces. This is going to be wonderful! You have such patience and talent!

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  5. You are off to a fabulous start with your fabric choices. I love the gingham bits. You have a great eye for getting the fussy cutting just right.

    I'm getting ready to start the QAL with Katja Marek and her millefiori quilt, The New Hexagon. It's different than the La Passacaglia, but same technique.

    My local Target had 4 of the divided cases. I bought 2 because I thought I'd want to keep the different rosettes separate for the QAL.

    I'm looking forward to seeing how your project turns out. Keep us posted!

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  6. Oh my word! Your fussy cutting skills are amazing, gorgeous ! Looking forward to seeing more of this

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  7. This is so pretty!! I love to imagine myself being as talented with putting the proper fabrics together, and as skilled with the fussy cutting . . . and as patient . . . obviously I have a wild imagination!!!!

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  8. I want to start buying fabric for the La Passacaglia quilt but don't know how much fabric to buy. My question is, how much fabric should I buy when I find ones that I love? I'm assuming fat quarters won't be enough for fussy cutting?
    a.lesisz3@gmail.com

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  9. WOW!! Love your work!! Love the way you chose your fabric!! Anne :-)

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  10. I follow a few blogs but get so excited every time you post as I savour every image of your amazing work. I literally am in awe of those tiny pieces that you sew beautifully into these quilts. I saw the first pics a
    nd was amazed and then when I realised the scale was even smaller than I'd initially thought, I was... there isn't a word. Keep it up so I can craft vicariously through you!

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  11. I really love the pops of ginhham you have in a few of the cogs .. that could be the key to linking all of the cogs together. I really want to do this quilt too!

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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