Monday, February 4, 2008

Center of BargelloBowl is Finished!

I was up until 3 am, but did get the center of my BargelloBowl finished. It is 48 1/2 by 64 1/2" - each square is 2", so there are 768 pieces in it! That is not many pieces for one of Bonnie's scrappy quilts, and with only 32 different fabrics I'm not sure it qualifies as "scrappy." Center of bargello is finished I am very happy with it, and am now thinking about borders and binding, and then quilting. For the border I am thinking of using the purple "Raindrops" with maybe squares or rectangles of the other fabrics arranged to look like they are floating on the purple. Not sure how to do that yet, but I am thinking about it. This was a fun quilt to do, a design that I had wanted to do for a long time, and pretty quick, though several others on QuiltvilleChat got finished way before me! Getting the intersections to all match up worked well most of the time, but at 3 a.m. I am less of a perfectionist! I hope that I find the time to do other bargellos. I have a book of bargello designs in needlepoint from 1967 - might be fun sometime to convert some of those to quilting. I also ordered the Twisted Bargello pattern that so many on QuiltvilleChat have talking about.

12 comments:

Jen said...

Oh Nancy, it's lovely. See, now to me yours isn't scrappy because you planned your colors. BUT, her challenge gave you the drive to give it a shot. My bargello was 22 colors, so basically it's the same & you did it!! You must have been excited about it to stay up till 3!!

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Great colors. WOW! I picked a different Quiltville top to piece and now I'm thinking I'll have to do the Scrappy Bargello later. I love sewing when the house is quiet at night, sure makes the next day harder though.....
Regina in MI

Kristie said...

Wow!!! I love how it has turned out!! It is beautiful! I love making the bargello. I can't wait to see you start on the twisted bargello. Do you have any colors in mind for that?? If you go to webshots and type in the word bargello in the search, there are tons of photos for the twisted bargello. I did some research on them before I made my first one.
Kristie

Helen in the UK said...

Congrats on getting it this far. It looks great in the controlled colours :)

creativedawn said...

Okay...You are ALL THAT and ten bags of chips...I absolutely love your quilt. I am not sure why, but I am kinda confused about the process but I am plugging on as I have 2 panels cut but not sewn. Today, after reading that you used only 32 different fabrics...well, I used maybe 150 different fabrics (cut 2 strips of each) After making the first panel, I wondered if I was supposed to use the same fabrics to construct panel #2....well, I sewed the same color, but not the same fabrics....we will see what comes of it....Nancy, if you have any clue as to what I am rambling about, feel free to jump in here...cuz I'm sooooo confused!
Hugs
Pam

creativedawn said...

Nancy,
Thanks for visiting my site. I want you to know that it was your pics and instructions that helped me. After seeing your quilt, I wanted to start over and use purples, blues, and greens....cannot let all those cut strips go to waste...lol...as if they would. I am a native Virginian born in Richmond and grew up in Staunton....I love the Blue Ridge mountains and miss them! Your quilt reminds me of those blue peaks...
Good to talk to a sister.
Pam

Suzan said...

Beautiful quilt! I am so glad I finally got to see it now that Webshots is back up and working again on the East Coast!

Mama Koch said...

WOW! You've done a wonderful job on it.
Mine is three strips...plaid...kinda plain after looking at yours! ...but I do want to finish it.

Rose Marie said...

It's gorgeous and love the colours you chose!

swooze said...

I love your Bargello. The colors are wonderful!

Linda said...

Your Bargello is beautiful. I love these colors. How have you decided to do the border?
Hugs, Linda

Rose Marie said...

Love the colours you went with for this quilt. Looking forward to seeing it all finished up!