Wednesday, April 13, 2016

W.i.P. Wednesday: Getaway

I went on a girls' getaway weekend to NYC last weekend, a perfect time to make some progress on my neglected La Passacaglia.  Not only did I get lots done but sewing keeps me from annoying Aimee with my backseat driving;-)

I kicked things off with this ring of Tula Pink tigers...

and then moved on to another round of stars.

I also finished up the flowers ring of this large cog.

This one was a lesson in what NOT to do...  Visually it made sense to assemble these as flowers but that meant having to inset the green diamonds.  I made it work but a smarter construction approach would have been to pair the pentagons with the diamonds and build out.

While I'm keeping it real, I might have gotten a bit distracted by the conversation on this one;-)

Here it is all laid out on my design wall.  April vacation is next week so there are some more road trips in my future...  I better start prepping!


  1. Wow, love watching the progress on this quilt!

  2. This is so lovely. I can't get my head around how one selects the fabric to get such dazzling effects. I may need a class or a tutor!

  3. That is GORGEOUS! Especially loving those flowers and all those little fussy cuts!

  4. Hi Alice: Love your La Passacaglia. I'm doing one too (love the team at Alewives in Maine) and I hope to get mine in QuiltCon 2017.