I started this quilt way back at Christmas 2014, after carefully considering if I could really hand sew a big quilt like this. I decided to take the plunge, and I'm very glad I did because I've really enjoyed the process, and learnt a lot about colour and pattern.
I always knew I would hand quilt my la passacaglia because I thought if I was going to hand piece a quilt in a traditional manner, I would hand quilt in a traditional manner too.
- how to get started on a quilt like this
- Glue basting vs thread basting
- thread selection
- attaching the borders
- hand quilting
I'm not quite sure where I'm going to put this quilt yet, but it's already got a hanging sleeve on the back, so I just need to find a clear wall space out of the sun.
Thank you for all the support I've received while making this quilt - from my blog followers and readers, the Millefiori/la passacaglia Facebook group, and on Instagram. You've all kept me returning to this quilt when I've drifted off to other things. Thank you.
And yes, I am already thinking about my next millefiori quilt. I already have the templates and paper pieces for Ballet Avec Kaffe Fassett from Willyne's second book - Millefiori Quilts 2. But I know she's working on a third book so I better get a wriggle on.
Finished size - 68" x 77" (173 cm x 196 cm)
PS I did enter my quilt in QuiltMania's competition, but my quilt wasn't one of those chosen by the publishers to hang at the International Quilt Festival in Houston this year. I'm thrilled that my mum's quilt was chosen though, and look forward to seeing photos of it there.
|mum's top before she hand quilted it|