A New Bargello Quilt?

Posted by Ruth on 3 January 2015 | 7 Comments

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Every time I review my Bargello Seasons (online quilting class for Bargello beginners) to add updates, I am inspired to design a new Bargello quilt. It has been a while since I made one, in fact, I didn't even make one last year which is unusual for me. Does that mean I need to make two this year? Perhaps!

If you have ever made a Bargello quilt before you will know that it is made up of color runs (or shades of color ranging from light to dark, or vice versa). Often I use two or more colors in a Bargello quilt, but sometimes only one. I'm wondering what I should do this time. Perhaps you can help me decide which group of colors to choose from.

I have a nice range of green...color run green

or blue and yellow. I love the 'bridge' fabric that has blue and yellow which joins the to colors nicely together.color run bluegold

or perhaps I could go "outside the box" and try something different, like browns.color run brown

Interesting, I just used the 'bridge fabric from the blue and yellow group here with the browns to make a brown and blue combination which looks rather good too.color run brownblue

What do you think? Maybe I will keep searching and see what else I come up with. 

If you have not made a Bargello before and are interested in trying, join me in my class. The class has two weeks for each lesson and some extra time at the end so plenty of time for those who need it. You can read more information about it here: Bargello Seasons online class


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  • Noela, glad to see you so dedicated. Yes I love Bargellos too! I'll try hard to do two, better get my thinking cap on.

    Posted by Ruth, 08/01/2015 7:07pm (4 years ago)

  • I like the blue to brown combination and hope you design a new bargello for us this year; 2 would be even better.
    I have done the colour connections, your 4 seasons and bargello blues classes and am currently working on twisted bargello. I love bargello.

    Posted by Noela Craft, 08/01/2015 5:23pm (4 years ago)

  • Barb, the plan is for a new bargello! Now just to find the time to create it :)
    Ahhhh Color Connections, one of my favorite and a popular pattern. You most certainly can send me a photo. I'll be happy to help.

    Posted by Ruth, 04/01/2015 6:46pm (4 years ago)

  • You know, I'm surprisingly liking the last one too! and yet it really isn't my choice of colors. I believe it is the way the colors are connecting, the little gold hints in the blue and the blueish tinge in the brown - it all brings it together nicely.

    Posted by Ruth, 04/01/2015 6:43pm (4 years ago)

  • I love the greens. Does this mean a new pattern design? I have taken your bargello seasons as well as Blues class and consider them some of my best work. Yesterday, dug out the pattern I bought several years ago off your site -Color Connections. Even had three runs started Burgandy,grey and blue. Could I post my selections to you for opinion once I am done with the search and agonizing over choices?

    Posted by Barb, 04/01/2015 6:18pm (4 years ago)

  • I like the last color run the best. I think I will look for a similar color run for my bargello. Thanks

    Posted by Jan S, 03/01/2015 9:08pm (4 years ago)

  • Of the group, I think that I like the blue and brown color grouping. But, to be honest, I've always been partial to blue and brown together!

    Posted by Pam Glasser, 03/01/2015 8:35pm (4 years ago)

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