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    Julie Beaulieu Quilts

    Our local quilt store (G Street Fabrics) holds monthly gatherings that usually include a speaker with a discussion of their work. This month it was Julie Beaulieu. I really liked her quilts. While I've never been a fan of Bargello, she showed a variation of doing it that really turned me on. Here are some of the quilts she showed us:

    What I love about this one is the subtle change from color to color in the Bargello, and then she added wonderful applique on top.
    Those are lily pads and sea grasses.
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    This is a more traditional bargello, but done with a limited pallet of black, white and greys with a punch of reds:
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    This is a variation on the lilly pad one, above, but with a different color range. Not sure if you can tell, but she appliqued fussy-cut flowers throughout the top and bottom sections.
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    This is a type of french braid. I liked her use of Paula Nadelstein(?)'s fabrics in the centers.
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    She said she had a lot of fun with this one; the 9" blocks consist of the same repeat of piecing, then you turn the blocks whichever way you want before sewing them together in lines.
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    This isn't a bargello, but has a similar feel to it. the pieces are small diamond shapes (like in a lone-star design), but placed in alternating rows. I'm not able to explain it well. She then fussy-pieced contrasting colors in the "water" to make it look the way the ocean/bay does when light hits it.
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    Those are beautiful! I'm especially impressed with the color placements.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Wow! Beautiful!

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    Yes they are gorgeous.
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    What gorgeous quilts! Absolutely stunning!
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    Those are all very striking.
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    Those are all so wonderful!!!!

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    My favorites: The first, third, and fourth ones. Thanks for showing these to us. Great use of bargello quilts as background for applique. I must remember this.

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    Oh my goodness! Stunning work!

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    those are just gorgeous. she has so much talent! thanks for sharing!
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    all just beautiful but love the bl/wh.

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    Beautiful quilts love the bargellos

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    what beautiful quilts, love the colors

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    Not a fan of bargello either but I have to say that I like, like these quilts. This lady has talent. Thanks for showing.

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    They are lovely quilts, thanks for sharing them. On another note, you are soooo (sew) lucky to have G Street as your quilting and fabric shop! My favorite fabric shop in the whole world! Started shopping there in 196_, when it was just a big room on the second floor of a building downtown, with tables so stuffed with gorgeous fabrics it took your breath away! Bought fabric to make my first ball gown for a military ball at Ft. Meyer ... midnight blue velvet, trimmed in gold braid and ribbon. Ahhhh, the "good old days." I hope you have a blast shopping there. Whenever I come up to NoVa, I try to get there for a few hours. The notions and buttons rooms are unbelieveable!
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    These are beautiful, talented lady.
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    Some really great quilts!
    Wayne & Gabriele, the married quilters.

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    Thanks for sharing these- they are all totally drool-worthy. What a nice quilt show you've given us today!
    KEEP CALM and CARRY ON!!

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    Stunning, all of them!!

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    Thanks for sharing some beautiful quilts!

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    beautioful quilts thanks for sharing!!!!
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    I don't see one quilt that isn't gorgeous!!!! Stunning work of a true artist!!!!!! Thank you for sharing!!!!
    A quilt is a blanket of love. Sharon

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    Amazing! I like how some look like pictures

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    Oh wow! She does lovely work. She really knows how to work with color.

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    Not familiar with her work. But her quilts are beautiful.

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