woensdag 2 december 2015

La Passagaclia, the beginning

Somewhere this spring I was mindlessly and tired scrolling through my IG account when I stumbled upon this beautiful quilt! It happened not once but twice and I was totally drawn to it. So I searched the # and it just drew me in.
I couldn't think of anything else, or sleep or... So I decided to dive in and order the book the pattern was in. It turned out it was written by a fellow Dutch! Wylline Hammerstein. The book is called "Millefiore quilts".

After deciding to buy the book. which wasn't cheap, I had another decision to make. Would I sew this quilt with EPP (English Paper Piecing) or just hand piecing. Since I prefer EPP when hand sewing (regular sewing I rather use my machine for) That choice was easily made.

But there was the third decision. Would I cut the papers myself or order a starter pack at Paperpieces? I decided to order some laser cut templates with 3/8"seam allowance and without any seam allowance and cut them myself. My order arrived quickly even when it came from the other side of the world and off I went.
But oh my, those star points were so tiny and difficult to cut precisely so in the end I ordered the starter pack and extra star points from Paper pieces.
Now I have a few cogs done I am running out of the large pentagons but those are easily cut with the yellow templates so for the time being I am good to go.


It is a slow process but I enjoy it immensely! I took it with me on our vacation this summer and have thoroughly enjoyed sewing my cogs. I will post some more progress photo's soon but just wanted to tell about this project first...


4 opmerkingen:

Phyllis zei

Mooi hoor! Dit is mij veel te ingewikkeld en te veel gepuzzel, ik vind het bewonderenswaardig.

Frea zei

Wordt mooi. Het is een geweldige quilt om aan te werken. Zelf heb ik deze quilt gemaakt met slechts de 5 malletjes, door deze op de stof te tekenen. Leek me een hoop minder werk dan malletjes maken en omwerken.
Succes met het maken, laat je af en toe de tussenstand zien? Dit is echt een quilt die groeit onder je handen. Van te voren kan je niet bedenken hoe de kleurverdeling van de hele quilt is.
Groetjes Frea

Jedidja zei

het lijkt me zo moeilijk. Maar wat een mooi resultaat!

Patricia zei

Hallo, is het mogelijk om bij jou meerdere patronen te bestellen van de 'Op Stap-map' ? Graag met jouw handgeschreven naam op elk.
Vriendelijke groet, Patricia