La Passion Continues to Grow

IMG_0726I’ve made some good progress on my La Passion over the past few months.  Getting the whole thing into the photo is getting harder and harder.  I work on it for a few hours a day for a couple of weeks, then set it aside and do other projects before it calls to me again.  Right now I’m trying to do at least an hour each day.

IMG_0734The part I am working on now has taken a while.  I had to make 36 matching flowers – after three or four my attention starts to wander.  Thankfully, they are done now, and I have been adding them to the main quilt, which is what excites and motivates me.

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One idea that I wish I had thought of before starting was my scrap jar.  I have a pair of these fantastic lamp bases, and I struggle to fill them with something interesting.  A few rounds ago I thought of putting in the little triangles I trim off of my squares before basting. I haven’t mixed the pieces up at all.  As I prep a bunch of hexies, I typically cut all of one color at a time.  Then I dump them into the jar, so I get striations of colors.

I’m really happy with the look  – I think it will look fantastic on my bedside table once the quilt is on the bed.

 

 

 

When I’m prepping my hexies I start by cutting a strip of the width of the fabric.  Since I am using 1/2″ hexies on this project, I cut my strips 1 1/2″.  I then cut the strips into 1 1/2″ squares.  The squares get a mylar hexie template pinned on.  Then I trim the corners, so I am sewing octagons onto the hexagons.  It takes a little bulk off of the quilt, which is already pretty heavy.  This is the fastest method I have tried so far.  On another quilt I tried to cut a honeycomb pattern out of the fabric, and things just didn’t stay straight for me.  I ended up wasting plenty of fabric by mis-cutting.  With this project, I value speed over fabric waste.

 

13 thoughts on “La Passion Continues to Grow

  1. Wow, Jennifer, this is stunning! What an amazing project. As a fellow EPPer, I love your idea of saving those bits of fabric trimmings to help provide added motivation!

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  2. It is so beautiful, absolutely breathtaking. The last time I did EPP was on my first quilt, a sampler. The results were ‘ok’ but it isn’t inside me to try it again. Strangely I saw an almost finished hexagon quilt, Insanity, less than a week ago, and I have been tempted to try again, seeing La Passion makes me want to do one even more.
    Looking forward to getting to know you on the blog hop.
    Smiles
    Kate

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  3. I’ve started punching Pepsi’s out of magazine inserts and starting to put fabric getting ready to do my LaPssion I love your colors

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  4. your quilt just takes my breath away! I recently dipped my toe in the hexagon pool and I’m just learning the basics. Those templates you have are brilliant with the hole in the center – where did you get them?

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