Wednesday, September 26, 2012

My 'La Passacaglia' Quilt

As soon as I stumbled on Willyne Hammerstein's "La Passacaglia" quilt, I knew I had to make it. Couldn't stop thinking about it for a second. First I drafted the pattern on AutoCAD then said, Oh quit being cheap and just buy the book. So I did and started working on the quilt late in July while on vacation and just finished off the center last night.YAY! I loved every minute of making this quilt. Making the idividual rosettes for this was fun, but putting all the rosettes together was challenging. I spent alot of time staring at my design wall and then back at the quilt...over and over and over...about a thousand times. Heaven help the new kitten and dog who kept trotting over my pieces as I tried to put the puzzle together on the living room floor. By the way, the kitten learned alot faster to walk around the quilt into the kitchen instead of over it. My dog Talulah was hopeless!
Our new kitten Carmella blends right in. Now that its all sewn together, no harm in her enjoying it a little without being scolded.