Do you know difference...?
Do you know the difference between a basic straight bargello design and a circular bargello design? There are two main differences between these designs. The obvious one is that the bargello strips form a circle in the circular bargello and this is because all the strips are cut as wedges. The second difference is that all bargello strips are cut the same width whereas a straight bargello has many different widths to form the design. All this is covered in my Circular Bargello Class which I teach at the Academy of Quilting.
Here is what we cover in the first lesson...
- Bargello History
- Bargello Variations
- Difference between straight and circular Bargellos
- Fabric Selections
- Degree Rulers
- Terms and Techniques
- Make a start on your Project
That's a lot to get through, but I'm there to help you with all your questions and offer you advice on your color and fabric choices.
The second moves into learning even more techniques and terms as you progress making your project cutting all the Bargello strips and wedges. By the end of this lesson, you will have pieced those wedges together.
In the third lesson, you need to add your design onto a background, add borders and quilt it. Everything is included in the class so you can complete the entire project from start to finish. I certainly had fun writing the class so I know you'll enjoy making the project, but of course, if you do not need the entire class to make this design, I have the pattern available. You can find it here: Bargello Swirl
More about Circular Bargello Online Workshop: Afraid of all those small pieces? Don't be - this design is strip pieced. No circles or arches to cut, all straight piecing. Join our class and find out how much easier it is to make than it looks. Suitable for intermediate to advance quilters. It is not necessary to have prior Bargello piecing experience, but good patchwork skills are recommended. Read more...