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Thread: Flying by the seat of my pants

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    A few months back I got a great deal on bundles of fat quarters.$1 per bundle-5per bundle from light to dark. yellows pinks greens blues purples

    I wanted to do a bargello, but have been too afraid to start cutting, I didn't want to ruin all that fabric.

    Well, this past weekend, I bit the bullet, I started cutting the strips.
    Then sewed the strips together..... and ironed all the seams in the same direction. Is that the correct way, the same direction? I hope so. Well, I've just cut strips again... I'm not using a pattern, I'm just wingin' it as I go.
    I'm liking the look of it so far, not near as complicated as some of the beautiful bargello's I've seen posted here, but I'm pleased with how it's turning out so far.
    I used the colors exactly how they were in the bundles, I see one that looks out of place, but thats where it was in the bundle, and I really dont want to unsew every strip to move it.
    Any suggestions? Would you move it?

    Thanks for looking!
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    It's BEAUTIFUL!

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    I love it and woud never unsew something this AWESOME!!!!

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    ooh - i like it as is

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    It's beautiful and looks like a rainbow!

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    Fantastic, leave it as it is. Great going without a pattern yet!

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    How many fat quarter bundles per color did you use?

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    You're doing a wonderful job! No pattern? Simply beautiful...don't undo a thing!!!!

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    that is sooooooooooo beautiful so far!!!

    I love it.. the colors are so bold, bright and beautiful.. Great job!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    So where's the one that's out of place?
    That's awesome. Great looking bargello.

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    So far i've cut 5 bundles, and there were 5 fat quarters per bundle, but what I have laid out is not even half of it yet.
    I wanted to get your opinion before I went any further.

    Thanks for looking!

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    Looks very pretty to me. I love the bright bold colors.

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    Please keep updating your progress.

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    Its going to be beautiful!

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    That is absolutely beautiful. I wouldn't change a thing.

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    I really like it the way it is. Great job!

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    I love the bright colors, too! Beautiful!

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    It is beautiful. Don't change a thing!!!!!

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    Gorgeous!!!

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    Don't see a thing out of place. Looks great. Don't make any changes.

    $1 a bundle? What a find. I want to shop with you.

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    Gorgeous! I'd absolutely leave that pink right where it is - adds another element for motion and looks like it was your plan all along.

    On the seams, if pressing them in one direction is working for you - go with it! The bargellos I did, I'd make 2 matching strip sets, and alternate the direction of how I pressed those seams ... and alternate picking a strip from one set then the other - this does give you opposing seams to nestle and match seamlines quite nicely.

    I haven't tried it yet, but after doing the One-Block-Wonders with pressing seams open, my next Bargello will also have open seams.

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    You fly really well. I wouldn't change a thing. I really like how the light pink that you think is out of place looks. Looks great. :thumbup:

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    Truly beautiful! Leave the strips as they are

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    WOW!! Stunning!! :D:D:D
    I see the one you mean... but IMHO I would leave it... the gradations are subtle in that color and that adds a great design element in the center area of the quilt! I thought you had planned it that way, until I read what you wrote :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatFish
    You fly really well. I wouldn't change a thing. I really like how the light pink that you think is out of place looks. Looks great. :thumbup:
    I agree completely!

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