How goes the assembly of your bargello quilts? There is still plenty of time to join the QAL. There have been two key posts so far:
- sew together those strips, make a tube & press [post link]
- cut into new strips, rip out specific seams (according to the pattern) & sew back together [this post]
Today, we are discussing ways to quilt your bargello.
The key to quilting a bargello is to quilt it in a way that reinforces the flow of the design.
For both of my bargellos, I choose to using my walking foot and follow along the bargello curve.
I wasn't worried about evenly spaced lines - in fact, I think the fact that they are randomly spaced adds to the motion. And I wasn't worried about a perfect following of the curve - echoing the movement was the goal.
For the Baby B, I used a single thread color because it blended well with all of the fabrics. For the Queen B, I used a light gray over the colored solids and then restarted the line to use white so everything blended. (If you look carefully here, you can see where I made an oops! )
Here is another view of the quilting from the back of the Baby B.
I started a pinterest board with other Bargello quilting examples.
I'm looking forward to seeing what you create!
The linky party is now open!! Share a photo of your bargello - quilted or not - by April 22 to be entered into the random drawing of the prizes from our sponsors. Join the linky party HERE.
Share your progress on your blog, via Instagram - use #elmstreetquilts and #bargello as our social tags.
Join the new Elm Street Quilts QAL Facebook group and share your progress! It has been so much fun to see the bargellos progressing!.
Have a wonderful day! Patty