Monday, December 5, 2016

My La Passacaglia - Quilted, Bound, and Labeled



Isn't she gorgeous!?  It is my finished La Passacaglia quilt, finished and hanging in place.  

I made my version to hang in a particular spot in my kitchen.  I had to reduce the size a little to fit in this space.  The finished quilt is 38" by 55" which I managed by making fewer "blocks."  And I knew when I started that I would not use a border.  I used one of the green fabrics to make a narrow binding.  


I named my version Rondeau.  The quilting was a custom job done by Karen Thompson.  The quilting enhances the design; I like the loops in each pentagon.  Karen is making her own version of La Passacaglia and gave this one some extra attention to figure out what would work best from a quilting standpoint.  


More quilting...



Rondeau looks great in my kitchen space.  I like it so much that I'm already thinking about another English Paper Piecing project!  So many quilts in my head!

Did I inspire you to think about making your own La Passacaglia?  Well, here's a little help.  I happen to have an extra copy of the book that started it all, Millefiori Quilts by Willyne Hammerstein.  Time for a giveaway; just leave a comment here if you would like to win a copy.  But US addresses only.  I'll do a random draw of the winner on Sunday evening, Dec. 11.  Added Sunday night:  The winner is Karen!





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8 comments:

Robby H. said...

What a gorgeous labor of love. I know me, and you don't need to enter me in the drawing, but I couldn't not say what a great job you've done.

karen said...

I've loved watching your progress on this quilt! It's absolutely gorgeous. The machine quilting is beautiful too. I enjoy EPP but haven't tackled anything this large, but would love to! So, thanks for the chance to win the book, it might give me the motivation!

Sorcha girl said...

I'm fasinnated by the process you used to make this quilt. English Paper Piecing is not a method I've used but the result of your work is a beautiful quilt. Love the colors!!

gailss said...

Wow...what a labor of love and just gorgeous it is!!! I love it and wonder....would you make another knowing all the work to make it Cathy????

Kyle said...

What an awesome finish. The quilting really does enhance the total design. You did a beautiful job with a challenging design. No need to enter my name in your giveaway I could never get it done! :0)

Kyle said...

What an awesome finish. The quilting really does enhance the total design. You did a beautiful job with a challenging design. No need to enter my name in your giveaway I could never get it done! :0)

vincenzo126 said...

This is fabulous! I loved watching it come together and am amazed! Thank you for the chance to win!

CrowMojo said...

I love your quilt. It looks fabulous with your wall color too!

This book has intrigued me for a while. Thank you for a chance to win it:)