Bargello in Spring
Being the last day of the month and realizing I have not added one post to my blog for the month prompted me that I should let you all know what I've been up to. Well, I must say, my students already inspire me back to the sewing machine... so this past week I've been recreating my spring bargello quilt ready to produce as a pattern, the last one to be presented in the series.
It all began last week when I was without internet access, I thought.... "oh well, how about pulling some fabrics from my stash to recreate Bargello in Spring. Something a little different from the usual." You don't often see me working in green and orange, so this is something new to me as well. I already had some soft orange and green fabrics out on my cutting table from working on my daisies the week before so I added a few more to make this Bargello design really stand out.
You can see that I have chosen two groups of fabrics, each ranging from light to dark or vice versa. The original had only one group going from light to dark.
Here is the original Bargello in Spring quilt:
This bargello, is the most basic of all the seasons. It gets my students started in learning the technique and is a great place to start. You learn rotary cutting skills with strip cutting, accurate 1/4" seams (which don't have to be 100% accurate as long as you are consistent), bargello block and tube building, bargello strip cutting and joining and staggered seams. The pattern includes correct methods of adding borders and quilting your project as well.
Here is my new Bargello in Spring finished.
I decided to include a bonus quilting design for those who want a little bit more of a challenge. The spring flower can be quilted by itself or included with the stitch-in-the-ditch quilting.
To take it one step further, and make it even more of a challenge, you could also use the quilting flower design to add applique flowers around the border or in one corner.
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I think the new spring bargello looks ever springier. What do you think? I'd love to hear your comments.