Wednesday, 6 May 2015

WIP Wednesday [La Passacaglia]

Better late than never...I finally succumbed and started my version of La Passacaglia. I was put off this project originally by all the fantastic fussy cutting going on on Instagram... you know who you are. It's not that I'm against fussy cutting, it's just that in general I don't have a very fussy-cuttable stash.

But I started my Patchwork of the Crosses quilt amidst equally fabulous fussy-cutting and decided not to bother, so I don't know what was stopping me with this one. So when Paper Pieces had one of the lovely sales, I caved and bought the book and the starter pack of papers.

Once I'd unpacked my stash I set about picking fabrics for the first cog, and I found that although I don't have fabrics with motifs or great big florals to cut and create kaleidoscopes with, I have a fair few stripes in my collection, and even blenders can be fussy cut... those metallic Xs are from a Cotton and Steel basic!

But I made a decision whilst basting this first cog: by chance, my star points are a solid. And they will be in every cog because no way am I fussy cutting up to 50 star points per cog... nope!

I am loving this project so far - the fussy cutting isn't working out perfectly, but once I have a full quilt, in maybe ten or twenty years, will I really notice?

Linking up with WIP Wednesday.


Liz said...

I think this looks fabulous! I've just recently jumped on the fussy cutting bandwagon to. It's kind of a pain, but so worth it, right? I love your idea of using solids for the centers, brilliant!

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

Love the blocks. I have no idea about fussy cutting. Will check it out!

Marly said...

I like your fussy cutting, and I think it's a good idea to use it sparingly. If every ring is fussy cut, it just looks, well, .... fussy!