Sometimes I get sucked into the Instagram vortex and drink too much Kool-Aid. Occasionally, I’m able to overcome the urge, but when it came to the La Passacaglia craze I just couldn’t help myself. I mean, seriously, have you seen those fussy cut cogs of perfection?! The fact that my first (and last!) EEP project was sitting abandoned in a drawer didn’t matter — I definitely *HAD* to start this enormous paper piecing project, because obviously, this time it would be different.
So, I started my La Passacaglia quilt in January of 2016 with all the enthusiasm it deserved. I bought new Tula fabric! I invested in new hand sewing needles! I made the center medallion! And that’s where I stopped. I would pick it up every now and again, but mostly it has just sat. And sat.
Sometimes, we have to accept our limitations and move on. As much as I admire and envy the EPP goddesses who walk among us, I’m not meant to be one of them. And so, I made the executive decision to turn my Lapassacaglia into a mini. A mini just for me 🙂
Once I cut myself some slack and stopped pressuring myself, I actually really enjoyed working on my mini version. The colors aren’t what I would have picked if I had known it would turn into a mini, but hey, it’s still Tula-themed and it makes me happy. And now I have a little bit of Tula’s Prince Charming fabric hanging in my sewing room where I can admire it every day. And technically, there’s also a bit of Seed Catalog hanging in my sewing room should one be so inclined to examine the back 😉
Before I appliqued my cog/medallion, I quilted a 10-point star on my quilt sandwich (yay maths!). I pushed my boundaries a bit and used variegated gray thread for the quilting. I was unsure at first, but I really love the end result! Once I had the mini all quilted, I appliqued down my lapassacaglia cog and bound it in Tula Pink’s coral hummingbirds.
This is the first mini I have made for myself, and it looks a little lonely on my wall. I need to make it some friends ASAP 🙂
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