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Thread: My First Bargello!

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    Junior Member x7lillies's Avatar
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    My First Bargello!

    Hi everyone! This is my first attempt at a bargello quilt. I didn't include any twists, since it was daunting enough to deal with all those strips! This has 29 different fabrics, going from burnt orange to bright white (and back). I think it turned out really nice
    I had a little trouble with the backing. Usually I like to have extra and just fold over the back for the binding (one less step), but I was short on the measurements (I pre-wash the fabric, and it shrunk way more than I expected!) and barely had enough to cover the back, let alone fold over. Luckily, I had accidentally bought too much one one of my fabrics, and had just enough (I mean I had about 6" of a strip left when I was done!) for binding. It was more work, but I think I prefer the small binding border around the edge.

    Let me know what you think! I hand-embroidered a patch on the back of the quilt with my name, the year I finished the quilt, and the title. Is there anything else people usually include in a label (for future reference)? I plan on sending along care instructions to whoever I end up sending it to.
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    It's gorgeous--looks like a sunset viewed near the beach. I really like the binding.

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    I agree it looks like sunset - it makes me want to go on vacation!

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    That is gorgeous! Love the flow! I hope to do one someday.

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    Wow. That is a gorgeous breathtaking quilt. Good luck with selling it!
    Lisa

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    That is beautiful. I love the colors too.
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    Very beautiful, your colors are like the sunset.

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    Thanks, everyone! I was hoping for a sunset feel when I was picking out the fabric. If I had it to do over, I might switch up some of the order in the fading, but overall I think it's a solid first attempt at blending!

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    Wow-It's beautiful!!

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    Beautifully done. Love the sunset colors and it looks so nice on the bed. Good Job!

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