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Thread: Bargello question

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    Bargello question

    Ok foolish me thought that I would try a Bargello. Have drooled over all the beautiful ones displayed on this site.

    I purchased the on line digital pattern. ( that may have been my first mistake, no second, thinking I could do it was my first)

    Spiral Burst Bargello Quilt Pattern from Clotilde

    Has anyone done this one and should I have picked a simpler pattern one for a first time?

    I love the colors and will try to find a on line fabric store to match up the colors. Hints or advice appreciated
    and I won't be offended if you tell me to pack it away for another time. LOL

    Thanks Gail
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    It is doable as a beginner , but think you would be just a bit frustrated. If you are a patient person ..go for it ! I would pick a simpler and smaller bargello just to get the method "under my belt" first... then dive in. It not really a hard method .. it just a different method of basic strip piecing. The pattern you picked has alot of sub sections of strips , maybe pick one that does not have so many sub sections.
    Last edited by Lori S; 02-20-2012 at 07:17 AM.

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    I have been sewing all my life, am as old as dirt LOL made a few quilts, maybe a dozen, taken a lot of classes. No preview before buying this baby, LOL only the photo. Thanks Lori you may be right. It looks complicated even though it is all straight seams.
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    I agree with Lori. Pick a basic one to do first, then move onto this one. I have the Twist and Turn Bargello book but I forced myself to start with a super easy one, which looking back, I appreciate since I know what to do differently and I'd rather learn on a basic one before attempting my masterpieces

    Here's a link to a previous topic about finding a free pattern: Looking for a free bargello quilt pattern.
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    Beautiful pattern. I would have to label everything really well. I agree you might be much happier to begin simple.
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    I just took a class last week by Lyn Mann, she is an excellent teacher and the pattern was not very hard. It is called bargello heart and if you have problems with it you can call her and email her here is her info

    www.quiltsbylyn.com
    quiltlyn@mindspring.com

    I just checked and the pattern is not on her sit, but I am sure you can email her and she can get one to you
    Last edited by Dolphyngyrl; 02-20-2012 at 11:24 AM. Reason: site info

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    Gail,

    I have to disagree with the others. I have been quilting for 2 years. I didn't even know how to work a sewing machine before that.

    I completed my first bargello last fall. Fall Bargello completed, Solstice Stars and applique

    I enjoyed doing the bargello and did not think it was difficult. I get a good feeling when I challenge myself. I say go for it!

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    Thank you all for the info. I guess I am going find the fabric and hen decide. If nothing else it will
    hopefully inspire me to go with and easy one to face the challenge. Somedays I am sure I will say
    what the heck just try and others I will look at that patterrn and think I must have been out of my mind.
    Will keep you posted. Thanks again for info.
    Gail
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elise1 View Post
    Gail,

    I have to disagree with the others. I have been quilting for 2 years. I didn't even know how to work a sewing machine before that.

    I completed my first bargello last fall. Fall Bargello completed, Solstice Stars and applique

    I enjoyed doing the bargello and did not think it was difficult. I get a good feeling when I challenge myself. I say go for it!

    Elise
    It really depends on the person, their personality, their learning style, and their frustration level. I have taught people who could do it, and I have taught people who would be totally and completely frustrated.
    Sadiemae

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    I haven't tried doing one with a pattern, but have done several just 'winging it' with my own design. Don't know if that's easier or not...LOL! That's just the way I tend to do things. Sometimes I'm more confused by trying to follow a pattern than by looking at a picture and trying to copy it.
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