It's been a few months since I showed you my la passacaglia quilt. This is how it's looking now.
I really didn't touch it in February and March. I made a concerted effort to finish other projects during that time. I'm back into it now though, and once again almost overwhelmed by the possible fabric combinations.
I started Easter by re-organising the fabrics I had set aside for la passacaglia. I pulled them all out and regrouped them by colour. Of course the blues and greens dominate, with a touch of purple thrown in for good measure.
I have decided to just make the 30 odd centres required for this quilt at the moment. I was going crazy trying to plan the stars as well. I can cope with choosing 3 colours at once, so I went ahead and selected groups of 3 fabrics that gave high contrast. The la passacaglia quilts that I like the most have strong contrasts between the light and dark fabrics, so I'm aiming for that in mine.
I'm using zip lock bags to store my chosen groups of 3 fabrics into bags. This will avoid everything getting muddled up again. Funnily enough, the very act of sealing a bag reinforces the fact that I have chosen these fabrics and they are not to be changed. It's a way of telling myself that I liked those fabrics together at some stage, so just leave them alone, they will work.
Over the past 10 days I've made 5 new centres which are included in the photo below. It's looking very green at the moment, but there's more blue coming to balance it up. I'm going to think about the stars at a later date once I've got an idea of the final layout. I'm viewing them as the connecting pieces, almost like sashing on a quilt.
I'm linking up with Sew Cute Tuesday, Esther's WOW and WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.