Bargello Creations

Posted by Ruth on 22 October 2012 | 0 Comments

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This weekend I was busy finishing off my latest pattern "Fractured Seasons". The pattern has two designs so therefore I needed to make two quilts. I enjoyed both equally as much.

The first thought for this design came to me when I decided how cool it would be to combine my two favorite techniques - Applique and Bargello. The idea of using fracture strips was born when I wanted to give the illusion of dimension. The leaves (Fall was first born) gave the impression of being behind the fracture strips.  

Fractured Leaves

The Bargello itself is rather simple. I wanted to create the idea of rolling hills in the background. The applique leaves needed to stand out well against the background so I used Fall colors that were bright and vivid.

Fall leaves

The Winter scene of snowflakes creates a cooler feel. 

Fractured Snowflakes

I used only one fabric for the snowflakes - a glittery white. The effect is hard to catch in a photo, but it looks icy cool in the quilt. 

Glittery Snowflake

You can see here that I stitched around the snowflake twice. The first stitching in white holds the snowflake intact. The second stitching in dark thread greats a thin shadow and makes it stand out from the background.

What's so great about this pattern is you get both designs in one. For the next two days we have a special pre-release price too, but you need to be quick. Check it out here >>

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