Wednesday, 17 February 2016

La Passacaglia - part 1 -

I am back from a wonderful 2 week holiday in the West Indies and whilst I think that there should be a law against having to leave the house if the temperature difference is 30 degree Celsius (-3 in London yesterday to plus 27 in Bequia the night before !), I nonetheless dragged myself into work albeit in my vintage furs and suffering.
But that's enough whining and on to some crafting updates instead.

So I started another another EPP pieing project. The last one I did was called "On my travels" and was a quilt entirely made from low volume fabric. I pieced it as the name suggested while travelling, usually whilst journeying to my parents in Germany. Since then I have been mainly knitting on my travels and which I will keep doing so time for the new project has to be found elsewhere.

 

For those who have not heard about this latest self-inflicting torture craze, this quilt is a 3000 strong piece quilt pattern created by Willyne Hammersteil. A book is available and sew&quilt sell it including the pre-cut paper pieces and acrylic templates.



The idea is to piece this in company once a month. The lovely Ruth who is also a member of our LMQG suggested to meet up once a month for a few hours in the evening in a London to work on this together. Along the lines of shared pain is half pain or something like this. Trouble is so far I only managed to attend one evening, so the whole project may take half a century....

 


But I love my start and really love paper piecing. So I will just go with the flow no matter how long it takes and in(frequent) updates on the blog may help me along.

5 comments:

  1. I'm just waiting for my templates and book to arrive and I'll be joining your pain! I can't make the sew evening either so it may also take me a century or so to finish...

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  2. I love the block with the flies on it. I could see me appliqueing some blocks like that onto background pieces, and making a quilt with them. I'd never finish the La Pass(whatever) quilt. I've seen lots of people that are mostly done with it, though.

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  3. love how your block is building, I've taken the go with the flow on the LaP, think the monthly tuesdays is where I am most productive!

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  4. Such a lovely quilt! Amazing fussy cutting! I’d recommend TheDIYAddict’s tutorial if individuals need additional assistance. http://thediyaddict.com/la-passacaglia-quilt

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