Monday, February 4, 2008

My Unscrappy Bargello


I used 2 Jelly Rolls of Chelsea Boutique by Moda to do my Bargello. I will add an inner border then decide what kind of outer border I want. I'm kicking around a braid border or piano key border but I don't want it to take away from the bargello. I might just audition the border and see. I will take another picture showing what I decided. I made this during the Super Bowl and finished adding the last 6 rows tonight. I really enjoyed making this but don't think it would be good for my group....Too many seams to match for beginners...Still looking for a quick and easy group quilt to do for a disaster quilt. More later.

1 comment:

Nancy said...

Hi Linda, thanks for your comment on my blog about quilt guilds. I am compiling the responses I get and will forward them on to our committee.
Your Bargello Bowl quilt is one of my favorites - guess I should call mine an "Unscrappy" one too! My quilting personality is not yet to the totally scrappy place yet. I have a couple of quilts in progress that have lots of fabrics in them, but I'm not sure that either of them would be called true "scrappy" quilts. One is a Grandmother's Flower Garden - all the centers are the same but all of the two rows around the center will be different, then the WOW pathway is all the same - here is a link to what I have done so far on it - http://mamanance.info/quilting/grandmothers%20flower%20garden%2012%20for%20website.jpg. The other one is called Spectacular Scraps. I have 1/4 of it pieced - all blues/teals/purples and yellows/golds/oranges - but there is an organization to it - here is a link to it - http://mamanance.info/quilting/spectacular%20scraps%20first%20quarter.jpg My plan for that one is that no fabric will be used more than twice, which would mean that there would be 400 or more different fabrics in it! Wow, did I really say that??

I'll be interested in seeing what you do with a border. I think I wnat to use one of the purples in mine as a border but, like you, I had to order more of it so I am waiting to see if what I ordered is actually what I need! To me the braided border is more than I want fir this quilt, but I am trying to figure out a way to incorporate pieces of the other fabrics into a border that kind of looks like the squares or whatever shape I have are floating on the border. Needs more thought, and first thing is I need to get the ordered fabric here to see if it is the same.

I like the name of your blog, and will be checking it out again.

I read your profile - I too like HP - I was a middle school librarian from 1999-2005 and would buy several copies of each book the minute they came out because so many of my school kids wanted to read them. Last summer at the beach I was in a race with my son, his wife, one of my daughters, her husband, and another daugher wno wasn't there to see which one of us could finish the last one first - our beach week started the day the book came out. I had a head start because I bought copies for all of us so I was reading in the car on the 8-hr trip. They others had an even longer trip, but no book - and some of them still finished before me!! I also read James Patterson, especially The Women's Murder Club series.

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