Friday, 25 January 2008

Bargello Quilted


As promised here are the photos of the quilt I finally received backed from the quilter. The pictures are not the best, as I need to take this upstairs, or outside where I have more room.

This is one of those quilts that took a long time. I can't remember when I started it, but I wanted to make a bargello quilt, and decided I would take a class. At the time the only class I could find was for a round bargello quilt. I didn't want a round quilt, I wanted one for my bed, so I figure I would work out a way to make it into a bed quilt.

When you cut the wedges for the first circle you use the offcuts for the second circle. I busily made this during classes, until I made two errors in the cutting and I didn't have enough fabric to make any more mistakes. I was too nervous and put it away. A few months later I took it as a my project for a retreat and I finished the circles. The I put it aside until I learn how to applique, as I figured this was the best way to add the circles, so this really was a large learning project.

Here are some picture of the quilting. I asked for the center to be quilted as a spiral. It turned out just how I wanted it.

The rest of the quilt I had a few ideas but largely left it up to her. I just love the flames she used in the corners and the circles on the border.
Now lets hope I can find the fabric to bind it.
I would also appreciate any suggestion for a name for this quilt.


13 comments:

Chookyblue said...

well done - if we didn't learn how would we know.......you have done very well I have no idea how to make this and I am not sure of a name but something with "spiral" in it........

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Wow! Amazing. I love how you highlighted the quilting in the photos, too. Neat to see the detail.

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

BEAUTIFUL! WOW!
Regina in MI

Andrea said...

This is truly beautiful - I can understand why you were so anxious to get it back. I suggest you call it " A gift for Andrea" - lol !

Kristie said...

I love it!!! I made a Bargello a few months ago, but it still isn't quilted yet. I love yours, I have never seen a round one, so I think it makes it look extra special. The quilting looks great.
Kristie

Kathy Wagner said...

Thisi s such a beautiful quilt...WOW! Love the fabric choices and the quilting is perfect for the design.

swooze said...

What a lovely quilt. It is so nice to get them done. Onward!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Great quilt. "The learning curve" comes to mind.

Rose Marie said...

It's gorgeous!! When I look at it, the centre part reminds me of a water slide and you are looking at the slide as you are zipping downwards. What about "Sliding Along" ?

meggie said...

"In A Spin"
It is lovely, & very nicely quilted, so worth the wait after all.

Kim said...

WOW! What a great quilt!!!Bravo!!!

loulee1 said...

What a truly stunning and inspirational project.

Anonymous said...

tres joli quilt
je' voudrais faire une spirale en bargello mais cela me semble tres dur pourtant j'ai la regle et les tissus
bravo a toi bon travail
vero66 de France