This quilt was my first foray into English paper piecing--I haven't hand-pieced a quilt in many years! It's been a fun journey, which I've been sharing with other quilters around the world who are also making the "La Passacaglia" pattern by Willyne Hammerstein. One goal of this quilt was to use only fabrics from my stash, mostly prints by Paula Nadelstern, one of my inspirations and favorite quilt and fabric designers.
My innovation on Hammerstein's design was to "unravel" the portions of the rosettes that lay outside of the rectangular perimeter of her design, rather than trim them off or applique the complete rosette to a border fabric.
This quilt was displayed at the 2017 AQS Fall Paducah show and Road to California 2018. It won First Prize in the Traditional category of the “Celebration of Color” exhibition at the 2018 International Quilt Festivals in Chicago and was also on display at the Houston International Quilt Festival in November 2018. It is currently on display in a special exhibit of English paper-pieced quilts at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden, Colorado.