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Calico_Chris



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PostSubject: Bargello Quilts   Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:01 am

Ever make one?
How hard are they?
Book recommendation?
I'm looking at making something for my daughter and want it to mimic her work.
This picture is from her thesis that she is currently working on.
( The Lithosphere-Asthenosphere Boundary Beneath California

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I like this pattern.
http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/projects-ideas/designer-show-tell/bargello-quilts-by-mabeth_ss7.html

but cannot find the "pattern" and am looking at buying this book.

http://www.amazon.com/Twist-Bargello-Quilts-Eileen-Wright/dp/1564779432/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1342360459&sr=8-2&keywords=bargello+quilts

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PostSubject: Re: Bargello Quilts   Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:55 am

CC, bargello quilts can be really easy (no matching seams) to really complicated. BUT the only thing that - in my experience - makes the complicated ones complicated is keeping track of all of little striplets and getting them in the correct order.

The pattern at APQ is not difficult. Time consuming, yes, but not difficult at all.

I learned using Marge Edie's Bargello Quilts book - it's about a hundred years old now, but still available on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Bargello-Quilts-Marge-Edie/dp/1564770672


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PostSubject: Re: Bargello Quilts   Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:11 am

Having not made one I feel qualified to offer an opinion. lol! I have a book (at home where I'm not) . . . I've looked at the book and many other Bargello patterns, and even I wouldn't be afraid to tackle one. I've thought it would be just as FB described. Very careful organization but not difficult. The pattern looks perfect for your DD!
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PostSubject: Re: Bargello Quilts   Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:39 pm

I have made a couple and they really not are not hard at all to make. Yes, you do have to be orgnized with your colors and strips. As long as you make a paste up of where your colors goes and lable them....then you just sew straight strips into strata's (collection of strips in certain orders) and then cut them into different widths and sew back together to make your design. The most problem anyone has is with putting colors together and since you are going to try and do one with the same colors as your daughters colors, then you shouldn't have any problems.
there are many, many patterns and books on Bargello quilts...google it and you will come up with lots of options.

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PostSubject: Re: Bargello Quilts   Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:47 pm

I made a xmas table runner last year.. had put it off for quite a while because it looked so difficult, but it wasn't... actually quite easy... you just have to stay organized with it... one row at a time and it all comes together beautifully.. go for it CC.. that is a beautiful one..

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Calico_Chris



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PostSubject: Re: Bargello Quilts   Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:18 pm

So you don't match seams? Interesting!
I had a bit of trouble with a chinese coin I made, the strips were almost like a slinky.
I have ordered that book on Amazon FB..looks like a good one....geez I love Amazon used books!
Now to carve out the time.
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PostSubject: Re: Bargello Quilts   Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:30 pm

Oh CC thats the most awesome idea to make a bargello to match the imaging of the earths crust & mantle she has used, thats so cool, what a neat idea Thumbup clap bowing I havent made a bargello but sounds like you got some good advice and can perhaps keep getting help once you get started. Will you do it in rich batiks?

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PostSubject: Re: Bargello Quilts   Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:36 pm

Have not decided yet on batiks or solids...might even be a good idea to use some of the ombre's that are available. First. i'll gather my nerve..then the fabric
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PostSubject: Re: Bargello Quilts   Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:29 pm

what if gathering fabric gathers nerves at the same time??? winking You could do this Chris, just think of Bella Bella, you did that - woman you can do anything!!! gogirl

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PostSubject: Re: Bargello Quilts   Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:18 am

My guild sisters all made them. That sort of sewing is not my idea of fun, so I did not. Life is too short to spend on things I don't enjoy.
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PostSubject: Re: Bargello Quilts   Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:35 pm

Is it because it dosen't challenge you? Is it a boring process?

The more i think about it the more I think that buying ombre fabric and cutting the strips would be a good way to go. Instead of bying 15 different fabrics that gradiate maybe just buy three ombre.
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PostSubject: Re: Bargello Quilts   Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:52 pm

the three sounds like the better way to go, get closer colour effect to the imaging picture

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