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 - 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 - 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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