Sunday, February 7, 2010

Pretty strips...new project

 
I bought this Beautiful Bargello book awhile back and have been anxious to start the Mirage quilt featured inside. I have made a couple of other bargellos, but never one that seemed to twist and turn. I am using some gorgeous batiks...even the trimmings are beautiful!


Cut off the selvages too...amazing all the selvages I wasted for all those years.
I cut them in sets of colors, so as not to get too confused on how many to cut of each set. That is how they were presented in the book. With 23 different colors, it would be easy to mix them up.
 
The strips are 1 1/2" wide. I used all fat quarters, so hope it works out the same as it would if I used WOF. I think it should. The quilt isn't very big when finished...about 47" sq.


Here is the first set of strips finished. You make 6 sets of strips, all different colors.

13 comments:

Pat said...

I love your fabrics and that pattern looks wonderful (but looks DIFFICULT, too....LOL)

Exuberant Color said...

I have made a lot of bargello quilts but never a planned design. I'll be watching to see how you like doing this.

Judi said...

Love your choice of colors. Can't wait to see the finished quilt. I made one small bargello quilt but it didn't twist like this one.

Chris H said...

My aunt is working on a 'Bargello' quilt too, but she has put her's together in a zig-zag pattern. It is very nice.... but that picture at the top with the disected square is AMAZING!!!!

Julianne's Machine Quilting said...

Beautiful quilt. I have a Bargello on my to do list..some day.

Barb said...

Your fabric choice is wonerful....I really love the navy with the light blue in it...

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

That looks amazing. Please show us your progress...please?

Fiesta said...

Jean this is going to be another beauty!

Jan said...

Oh Jean, that's gonna be one gorgeous quilt!!! The "Elm Creek" series is awesome ... enjoy :)

maggi said...

Love the colours. How wise to keep the strips so well organised.

Gina said...

That's going to be a fabulous quilt with the colours you've chosen

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Quilter Kathy said...

Oh my goodness..yum yum yum! The strips and colours look fabulous and even the garbage looks great!

Fabric Mom said...

wow that is going to be beautiful.