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Thread: Blue Infinity Bargello

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    Senior Member Lori L's Avatar
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    I love bargello quilts and have admired the work of many on this board who have posted pics. I decided to take the plunge and here is my version of Eileen Wright's "Infinity" from her book Twist and Turn Bargello Quilts. It measures 50" x 57". It is a much easier technique then I anticipated but my gosh is it ever labor intensive......and thread intensive! (I went through 2 spools) :)
    I posted a question earlier asking for advice on a background color because I was afraid my blues would blend in with a black background. I took everyone's advice and carried a color strip of my fabrics shopping and ended up going with a black marbled moda. I decided there was plenty of contrast. I'm thrilled with how this turned out!!
    Now my questions is.....how do you quilt a bargello. There is so much thread in the quilt top already. What does everyone else do for quilting???
    Thanks everyone for looking :)

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    Oh wow! You hit the eye candy jackpot with that one! Gorgeous!

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    I really like this one. Great fabrics. Thanks for the inspiration:)

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    This is amazing! I love the colors.

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    Great quilt.

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    No advice on quilting since I've never done a bargello quilt. Have you considered emailing the quilt designer and asking for a suggestion? I'm sure she would appreciate seeing your quilt top. You did a fantastic job of color/fabric selection and should be very proud of your final art piece. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PWinston
    No advice on quilting since I've never done a bargello quilt. Have you considered emailing the quilt designer and asking for a suggestion? I'm sure she would appreciate seeing your quilt top. You did a fantastic job of color/fabric selection and should be very proud of your final art piece. Thanks for sharing.
    Thank you! In her book she said to "quilt as desired" LOL I'm just not sure what is going to look good with all the lines already running through with the stripping.

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    That is one awesome quilt. I love it.

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    This is a fabulous quilt. You did an outstanding job on it.

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    Absolutely stunning! I am getting ready to take a Bargello class so if mine turns out anywhere near as beautiful as yours, I will be one happy camper. Great job.

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    OMG it is BEAUTIFUL beyond words!!!!!!!!!! I love love it!!

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    Your quilt is beautiful! Your fabric is placed perfect! I love the colors too:)

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    Beautiful! I'm in the "starting to plan" stage of a bargello. I hope my color choices are as perfect as yours!

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    that is really beautiful. i am not a great fan of bargello, but this one has made me reconsider. like it alot.

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    Wooo Hoooo......This is gorgeous!!!!! Love the color choice and it looks great against the black background...it really makes the blue pop!!! :)

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    I LOVE it! You did a great job!

    As far as quilting...it is so hard on this one? I think if it were mine I would do a filler design in the background..and feathers following the pattern in each section of your ribbon (strata). In the last black borer I would use a blue thread and make feathers all the way around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    Beautiful! I'm in the "starting to plan" stage of a bargello. I hope my color choices are as perfect as yours!
    I spent a lot of time in the "starting to plan" stage too. I read all the posts and tutorials on here and read several instructional books. I finally said to myself "just get moving!" Truly, the hardest part was chosing the colors. I have never spent so much time agonizing over fabric selection :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by charismah
    I LOVE it! You did a great job!

    As far as quilting...it is so hard on this one? I think if it were mine I would do a filler design in the background..and feathers following the pattern in each section of your ribbon (strata). In the last black borer I would use a blue thread and make feathers all the way around.
    Thank you :)

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    I love it, LOVE IT, love it!!!

    I want it, want it, want it, LOL!

    Jan in VA

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    wow- great choice of fabrics!!!!

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    BEAUTIFUL! lobe it

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    Soooo WOW!

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    Gosh that is absolutely awesome. Really beautiful. I would get a thread matching the colors in the quilt & if possible follow thru the design. Maybe thru the center of the sqs? Mine usually tal to me as I'm doing them...but this sure is beautiful

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    Absolutely lovely :!:

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    What a beautiful quilt. You did great. I agree with Charismah on the quilting.

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