Ballet with Kaffe Fassett - Millefiori Quilts 2

This page is all about my Ballet with Kaffe Fassett quilt.

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

Although I'm a great Kaffe Fassett fan, I've decided not to make his fabrics the focus 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 above 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. 

Here are links to all my posts on the Ballet with Kaffe quilt:

Getting started - 15 June 2017

Progress and how to sew a 10 pointed star - 27 August 2017

More progress - 15 Feb 2018

Meeting Willyne Hammerstein at AQC Melbourne - 8 April 2018

Willyne's Moncarapacho quilt at AQC - 10 April 2018

Back at it - 6 Feb 2019

Ballet with Kaffe Revisited - 12 Dec 2019

Ballet with Kaffe top is finished - 2 Jan 2020

August 2017

Here's my progress from the first few months 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. 

February 2018
February 2019

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. 

January 2020 and the top is finished! I still have to piece the borders, but I'm thrilled to have got this far.  


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.

Unknown said...

Lovely quilt! Did you know that la passacaglia is a Baroque musical term from the 17th century? It's a strummed interlude (walk or passage) between instrumentally accompanied dances or songs.

Prissy said...

I love this quilt! It's gorgeous.