Type of item: Functional
Kona solids, cotton batting, thread, cotton print
What was your inspiration?
I love seeing all the modern quilts with a lot of solids. And the swooping lines of this type of bargello is particularly appealing to me. So I combined the two!
What are you most proud of?
This was my first real attempt at making a bargello with "curves" and I love how it turned out. The quilt is really quite small, about 40" square, but it packs a huge visual punch!
When I picked out my backing fabric, I realised that I didn't have quite enough but then it turned out that the little leftover strip from the front was JUST the right size to insert into the back to make it work! Serendipity!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Don't be afraid of this - it's very simple strip piecing. As long as you lay out your pieces and don't get mixed up while you're sewing, it will turn out fine. If not, there's always the handy seam ripper!