Ballet avec Kaffe Fasset - Millefiori Quilts 2

This page is all about my Ballet avec Kaffe Fasset quilt.

 I started my Ballet quilt on 8 June 2017 with these fabrics.

Alhtough I'm a great Kaffe Fassett fan, I've decided not to use his fabrics for this quilt.  I've always thought this pattern resembled fireworks, so I'm going to use a dark background to represent the night sky, and make the colours in my rosettes really pop like fireworks do. 

I've loved this particular Cotton + Steel print for some time, so I decided to use it as my inspiration fabric for this quilt. It's by Sarah Watts from the Spring 2015 Honeymoon range and is called Sketches and Memories from Costa Rica. I just love how the colours work together, and it has the dark background I'm looking for. 

Within a few hours I had pulled fabrics in the colours featured in the print, and sorted them into piles for my first few rosettes.  

Those 10 pointed stars are a lot harder to make than they look! Although I sewed it in two halves and then joined across the centre, it's still not perfect.  I can only hope I improve with practice because there's a lot of them to make in this quilt.  

Here's my progress from the first week of working on this quilt.  I don't imagine it will all come together this quickly, but new quilts always pull me in and get me stitching quickly. 

Just like on la passacaglia, my mind is working faster than my hands and I already have groupings of fabrics set aside for future rosettes.  I'm really looking forward to this adventure. 


Camille Mendel said...

You are an amazing quilter Wendy and I look forward to following your progress on this quilt. I have too many unfinished projects including La Pass and I just need to get focused and knock them out. I admire your discipline to get to the finish line on your work. Thank you for inspiring me.

Chantal Thibodeau said...

I'm looking forward to see your progression. I started mine 2 years ago. I think I will need another year to piece it. I didn't use paper template for it as I found the 10 points star to difficult to join. I trace on my fabric and then sew on the lines.