Monday, 3 August 2015

Late to the Feast

Three things made me start this project:

  • a kind Instagram friend sent me a pack of templates for the Passacaglia quilt
  • I'd just finished another EPP project
  • Clare who blogs and Instagrams as @selfsewn started one, so it would have been rude not to, right?

Is an interesting pattern because its based on pentagons which don't tesselate easily.   The pattern for the whole quilt, from Willyne Hammerstein's book Millefiore Quilts is a huge undertaking and would require a massive investment of time and fabric.  Although the original in the book is not fussy-cut, the pattern is ideal for fussy-cutting and that means lots of waste.  

I'm not contemplating the whole quilt.  At the moment I'm going slowly, enjoying the process, stitching in the garden with its not too windy. Clare @selfsewn and I are using the hashtag #alittlepassacaglia

 Here's a rather dark image of the finished Oakshott mini quilt from the previous post.  It seems that once I've finished as EPP project I have to start another.

Linking with Jessica at Life Under Quilts.


  1. I'm like you - I have to start another as soon as I finish one. Mine are simpler than yours, though! I like both your finished quilt and the new project!

  2. I like your Passacaglia very much. It will be amazing quilt when finished. And, inspired bu your work, I startes looking for your mentioned "Millefiore Quilts" book. I hope to find it somewhere...

    1. Thank you! You can get the book from Quiltmania and also

  3. That looks fantastic. Those grey flowers are superb. I tried once kaleisoscope and hated amount of fabric wasted because of fussy cut. I still do but I know the result is good to.

  4. I've been resisting the urge to make one ... not sure how much longer I can last!


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