Twist and Turn Bargello Book »
InstructionsThis bargello is as much a color study as it is a bargello. If you pick the wrong fabrics, or put the wrong fabric in the wrong place the dimensional affect falls apart. This is a good way to stretch your fabric selection skills, or use a kit.
Type of item: Home Decor
100% quilting cotton
What was your inspiration?
The cool colors of the evening sky glimmering with stars.
What are you most proud of?
I scaled the pattern up to use 2" strips instead of the 1.5" strips specified in the book. The quilt finishes at 61" x 88". This is the fourth bargello I have completed, and the most challenging one yet. I really struggled with the fabric selection to get the desired dimensional affect. I quilted it myself on my domestic sewing machine with a walking foot.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
The piecing is only a little more difficult than in a beginner bargello quilt. Fabric selection is crucial in this quilt.