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Old 12-03-2019, 07:33 AM
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I'd been sort of obsessed with the La Passacaglia quilt, talked myself out of buying the paper pieces last year (you don't even like tiny pieces, Teresa!) and then ended up pulling the trigger this year. And now I'm in the "what was I thinking?" stage.

Strangely, now the quilt is leaving me a little cold. The grass is always greener on the other side, I guess. I don't know why.

I'm trying to think of something to do with the pieces that isn't a copy of the LaPass. Since the papers create pentagon-based Mandalas, it seems there would be plenty to do with them. I figure the design has potential, in a similar way that you can depict an infinite number of different pictorial patterns in a storm at sea quilt, just by changing color placement.

I went to Pinterest, of course, and searched for pentagon-based quilt. And I pretty much got La Passacaglias. To make a long story short, several different searches all brought me not much more than La Passacaglia.

So has anybody here done anything totally crazy with their LaPass papers to make a totally different arrangement? If so, would you share? Inspiration might get me going in the direction I need.

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Old 12-03-2019, 07:58 AM
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You can always fussy cut your pieces and when you have a nice size mandala, appliqué it to a background fabric square. If you used white and blue fabrics it would look like a snowflake block.
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I have made several stand alone blocks they could easily be turned into a traditional block style quilt. These are just a couple









Some of these I combined a couple of the pieces to form one bigger piece or made my own pieces to add to the la pass shapes. I made more these are just the ones I could easily find in the computer.
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It looks like the designs are based on 18, 36, and 72 degree angles - so basically only compatible with themselves.

Or dividing the 360 degree circle by 20, 10, or 5.

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Old 12-03-2019, 01:41 PM
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Thanks for the replies! Yes, it's a design that is compatible with other same angles.

I've discovered a few interesting possibilities. Apparently the included "diamonds" lend themselves well to 3D effects!

Love your blocks, Kassaundra!

I think I'll lay out my blocks, maybe color a few and see what I come up with. Could be a whole new thing!
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Kassaundra, i am in love with your second block, orange and red. So gorgeous!
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It's starting to feel a little like "Legos" for quilters. The possibilities are almost endless! I do wish the pieces weren't quite so small, although as someone who can't stand to throw away anything larger than a half inch, I can see it as a scrap buster project! If this goes well, though, maybe next year, I'll get the larger size ones..

I'm bonding with these silly little pieces
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Thanks, that is one of my favorites I made into a block too. I think that one was made for Sewbiz in one of the boom swaps. I know it was in the boom, it is the Sewbiz part I'm not sure about.

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Kassaundra, i am in love with your second block, orange and red. So gorgeous!
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I love the pattern. It will be beautiful.
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My friend bought the papers for a "La Pass" quilt. They were quite pricey and at first I thought they weren't worth it. However, when I saw how much work it was saving (no need to save and cut paper templates), and how precise they were working up, I think they are well worth it. I'm putting it on my Santa list lol.
My friend out a lot of thought into her fabric choices and fussy cutting and it is coming out stunning.

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