Monday, March 28, 2016

Bargello QAL - Quilting your Bargello

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.

Quilting pattern for bargello

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! )

This technique took awhile and made for lots of threads that needed to be buried but I liked the final result.

Quilting pattern for bargello

Here is another view of the quilting from the back of the Baby B.

Quilting pattern for bargello

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!.

    My thanks to the wonderful people at American Made Brand for sponsoring this Bargello QAL.

    Have a wonderful day! Patty

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