Friday, 24 July 2015

La Passacaglia!

So this is the book that has my next project in. Millefiori Quilts by Willyne Hammerstein. It's bilingual, so one page is in French, the opposite page is translated into English and it's beautiful!

There are just so many quilts in here, all using English Paper piecing. All the templates are in the back full sized! Which I love because who wants to be messing around with enlargements on printers and all that jazz?

This is the quilt I'm going to make after the Under the Sea quilt is complete. La Passacaglia.

Lots of interlocking circles, made from five different shapes - two differently sized hexies, two differently sized diamonds and one small triangle.

It's perfect for Fussy Cutting and that's what I'm going to do and I'm going to try and make each interlocking circle a different colour so that the patterns and 'cogs' stand out.

These are some of my fabrics for my first cog:

The fabric on the left is Daysail by Bonnie and Camille for Moda and the one on the right is by Dianne Kappa, part of the Four Seasons design for David textiles.

They both offer great scope for fussy cutting, especially the Four Seasons fabric, so i'll be doing a lot of planning and testing before I finally decide on which way to go with that. I've also got some blue solids from an old jelly roll to intersperse with the patterned fabric. You don't want pattern next to pattern, next to pattern. It will be too much for the eye and you really want the beauty of the wheels and cogs to stand out.

So! I have the book, the pattern, the instructions, the fabric and I'm itching to get started! What's on your to-do list?

Happy sewing!

Louisa xx

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