Sunday, February 28, 2010

Back to the Bargello

I worked some more on the twisty Bargello Mirage by Derek Lockwood. I pieced together 12 more rows, and have 9 sewn together now. It's a lot of fiddling around (sewing and unsewing) for a quilt this size, but I think it will be worth it.
Here are 6 more rows lined up ready to sew to the rest.
 I taught a stringpiecing class yesterday. It was fun and everyone had mounds of strings/strips in front of them. I will post some more pictures later.
It motivated me to come home and work on a model that I had previously made  for a different stringpiecing class. For this one I had colorized the strings just to see how it would look.( I usually just put them together in any color order.) Most of the time I have to finish a whole quilt to make a model for the class, but for this class I had only done 4 rows of 6 for the model, as you can make these any size you want.  I had made some more blocks and just never finished putting them together. So I dug them out last night and and worked on it.  Now I have to decide if I want a border or leave it as is.

11 comments:

Melissa said...

Your bargello quilt is really pretty. I have always wanted to try one!

Jackie said...

Both quilts are coming along just beautiful!! If you put a border on the string quilt, I think that you should frame it up with a smaller black border. That will really make it pop! But I like to audition my options. Whatever you decide, I am sure it will be gorgeous.

Melinda said...

The bargello is looking great but I really love the string quilt. I really like the way you colorized the strings. It doesn't really need a border but you might come up with one that will make it pop even more. I can't wait to see what you decide to do.

moramargaritaster said...

Both quilts are great,but my favourite is the strings quilt.I think it doesn´t need a border.

Have a nice week.

Pat said...

LOVE how those blocks on the string quilt are colorized....I'll have to try that someday. (ANOTHER thing for my "someday" list...LOL) The bargello is really turning out nice.

Gina said...

Love how the Bargello is coming along.
The string quilt is gorgeous and I don't think it needs a border

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Fiesta said...

wonderfl bargello and strings Jean.
How do you think John Deere fabrics would look in a bargello?

Judi said...

The bargello is looking great but like everyone else I love the string quilt and I don't think I would put a border on it. great job!

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Julianne's Machine Quilting said...

The bargello is coming along really great...looks wonderful. I do like the string quilts.So simple but such a lovely look.

Vivian said...

Both quilts are lovely, but the string one is especially appealing to me. I think I'll follow your lead and start sewing some of my strips together by color. Thanks for that logical idea.