Lilians Circular Bargello

Posted by Ruth on 10 September 2013 | 2 Comments


Lilian just finished her quilt in my Circular Bargello class. She had a fun time and it shows with the result of her beautiful quilt. She used yellow/gold through to brown fabrics. It is wonderful to see the different colors students use.

The center rose
(larger photo below)

Here's what she says about her quilt.

"For the background, I initially tried white, pale yellow, then cream colors; but the bargello didn't stand out as I had hoped. Thus, I used a black background which to me gives it a more dynamic appearance.

The middle part is composed of four circles of fabric. The small center is a yellow rose on a black background. Each of the circles is supposed to represent the colors of fabric used in the overall bargello.

The center rose

For the shimmer thread to show up better, I need lighting on all four sides. You just get a slight glimmer with the one facing light.

Can you see the shimmer thread?

My only regret is that I used a wool batting, instead of my usual 80/20 cotton. The bargello looks puffy (like a regular bed quilt), which I don't like on a wall quilt."

Lilian's finished bargello

Lilian: You made a wonderful job and I love how you added the rose in the center. It really finished it off and made a signature of uniqueness.

If you are interested in finding out more about this online class and making a beautiful quilt like Lilian, please visit our website: Circular Bargello The next session begins 29th September.

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  • This is quite an advanced bargello. I'd suggest you learning a beginner project first. I have a number of patterns or online classes that would help you. You can find details about my class here if you are interested:

    Posted by Ruth, 06/02/2017 5:10am (4 years ago)

  • me gusta la técnica de bargello. Me gustaría saber el paso a paso, para hacer una colcha como esa o parecida. Gracias.

    Posted by leonor, 06/02/2017 4:48am (4 years ago)

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