Thursday, 15 February 2018

Ballet with Kaffe Fassett progress

I pulled out my Ballet with Kaffe quilt again on 8 January 2018.  I'd neglected it for a few months due to Symposium and Christmas, but I still had all the fabrics set aside in their own box.  I cut and glue basted some pieces to take on our holiday to Australia, and I've continued working on it since we got home.  It's quite addictive once you get going again.



I really do think that this quilt is more challenging than la passacaglia! It seems harder to work out how the stars and rosettes all fit together.  I also miss having an overall diagram showing how it all works.



Anyway, I'm making progress and I like where it's going.  The photo below shows how I chose fabrics.  My inspiration fabric is at the bottom of the photo, and I just try fabrics where they will sit until I'm happy with the combinations.


There's still a long way to go with this quilt.  I might even "cheat" and make my quilt smaller than the one in the book - Millefiori Quilts 2.  That depends on how I feel about it once I get the top half joined up.


You can read more about this quilt, and see my previous posts, on the Ballet with Kaffe tab at the top of the page.

12 comments:

Bambi Pearson said...

Beautiful!

Cathy said...

Your work is outstanding. I am in awe of your talent. Hugs

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

This quilt is stunning! I have to say I admire your ability to keep going on something that is so fussy. I know you will show us more progress as you go along and I am so looking forward to more of these beautiful photos.

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

I am sure you have heard the news about Free Spirit closing and the demise of the fabric designers associated with them. I am so sad about that and hope that Kaffe finds another manufacturer for his fabric lines.

Julie said...

I love this, especially all those tiny stars on the rosettes. Your colours are fabulous too.

Denice Barker said...

It's beautiful but better you than me! Yikes!

Granny Maud's Girl said...

I am still amazed by how quickly you manage to hand piece EPP, Wendy.
I also find an inspiration fabric helps.

Hubblebird said...

Hi Wendy. I love your work and am stunned by it. I am making my very first EPP hexie quilt but I am basting with threa. What glue do you use and why do you glue rather than thread baste? I'm guessing because it is quicker, but I'm worried about how difficult it would be to remove (and reuse) the hexie papers if they are glued to the fabric? My hexie quilt will be entirely of Aboriginal inspired fabrics and I'm pretty pleased with progress so far.

Schulz Family said...

It is amazing

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

Oh how beautiful! It will be one stunning quilt, love it.

Wendy said...

stunning! I love the colour choices

Michelle Huddleston said...

Holy cow! Is the whole thing EPP? It looks impossibly difficult to me, but absolutely beautiful!