Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Bargello Quilting Suggestions >

Bargello Quilting Suggestions

Bargello Quilting Suggestions

Old 05-21-2017, 03:55 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 21
Default Bargello Quilting Suggestions

Just finished this Bargello and was looking for some advise on quilting. I thought of just doing straight lines through the blocks but when looking at it, it seems when you get to the last blocks, you would have to turn in the center of the block to go in the other direction (not at the end or point of block). Hope you can follow what I mean.

I would then have lines lines going with the flow of the design as opposed to just having straight lines across the entire quilt.

I don't post here much but do read the boards and have gotten a lot of great ideas and inspiration.

Hope my picture loaded correctly.

Thanks for looking!

Attached Thumbnails img_5390.jpg  
cat23sas is offline  
Old 05-21-2017, 04:11 AM
Super Member
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Carroll, Iowa
Posts: 2,736

Have no ideas how to quilt it but just wanted to say how beautiful your fabrics and layout of your quilt it. I'm not a fan of browns but yours is breath taking.
Snooze2978 is offline  
Old 05-21-2017, 04:37 AM
Power Poster
QuiltnNan's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
Posts: 51,433

lovely quilt. an allover meander should work so your pattern still shows through.
QuiltnNan is offline  
Old 05-21-2017, 05:01 AM
Senior Member
AVFD215's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 546

I think an all over meander also, but a large pattern.
Very nice quilt.
AVFD215 is offline  
Old 05-21-2017, 05:29 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 21

I was thinking of straight lines going in the direction of the triangles. I don't ha e a long arm but I have a baby lock destiny with a pretty good opening. I have quilted a lot of large ones with it.

That way I would be quilting through each in the direction they are going. Pinning it now. Urgh. Worst part, LOL. But I like to place the pins in lines so they are easy to follow
cat23sas is offline  
Old 05-21-2017, 05:38 AM
Power Poster
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 39,379

​Very pretty and I like the idea of following the design motion.
Tartan is offline  
Old 05-21-2017, 05:40 AM
Power Poster
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: East Oklahoma - pining for Massachusetts
Posts: 10,477

When the top has straight line pieces, I always want to put lots of curves. I vote for meander as well. You do beautiful work. Cannot wait to see it all finished.
Boston1954 is offline  
Old 05-21-2017, 05:55 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 21

Oh boy...looks like most of you think I should do a meander. I have never "free motion" quilted on a large project. I have done a lot of runners and placemats for practice. I am a little scared to tackle this one with my "lack of" FM skills. It is for a gift. But a large meander wouldn't interfere with the flow.

That's why I thought of going with the flow and using the lines..

i am seriously thinking of getting a long arm so I can solve this problem once and for all! Guess I should just jump in and start the search for one.
cat23sas is offline  
Old 05-21-2017, 06:46 AM
Super Member
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Missouri
Posts: 3,407

I would go with the straight lines. I feel a meandering would soften the lines of the fabrics, but that would not be what I would want on this top. I would want the sharp angles of the fabrics to show up.
Bobbielinks is offline  
Old 05-21-2017, 07:04 AM
Super Member
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
Posts: 9,303

I am not too good on deciding on quilt designs-I just let my LA quilter decide but I do agree with the members that a nice meandering would look good. If you have squares or triangles, I think a possible circular design would look nice. Beautiful quilt and I just love browns so I really love your quilt. Good luck on your picking a quilting design.
Jordan is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
03-06-2014 05:09 PM
03-01-2011 07:39 PM
01-10-2011 07:34 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

FREE Quilting Newsletter

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.