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Thread: My first attempt at bargello (work in progress)

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    My first attempt at bargello (work in progress)

    I still need to add borders (and batting, backing, and binding...) but I'm just so pleased with it I had to take a picture and share! This is my first try at bargello, the pattern is of my own devising. It'll be twin size when done - it's to be a Christmas gift for someone whose favorite colors are purple and turquoise.
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    Sew pretty! Neat colors for a bargello!
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    Wow! That is stunning! I didn't know that purple & turquoise were my favorite colors, but after seeing this beauty, come to find out, they are! So you can send it to me before Xmas... LOL! I can't believe you made this pattern up! I'm impressed! Maybe you could do a tutorial on it? That would be awesome!
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    Wow it awesome,hope my first attempt goes like that.
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    Looking great! I like your colors


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    That is gorgeous! I love the color combo you used. They have a really nice flow.

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    I'd be proud of that one too. I haven't tried this yet!
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    wow! you sure did a terrific job. and that it is your first attempt- very nice, indeed.
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    Beautiful! I have wanted to do a bargello for a long time now....just a little frightened.

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    It's beautiful and I bet it will be loved.
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    it is beautiful!...you did a wonderful job!
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    So pretty, love your design!
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    that is really pretty. the colors work great together

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    Looking good! Way to go

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    I like purple and turquoise. It looks great. I had a lot of fun with making my bargello.
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    Beautiful! Love your color choice. I've been afraid to attempt the pattern. Inspirational.

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    Very pretty! I love to make Bargello too.

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    Way to go! That's a real eye catcher! Nice work, nice colors!
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    Very pretty.
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    Great job. Your colors are perfect. Please post when you are finished.

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    You have done really well. Its surprising this is your first attempt... and you made up your own pattern ! Fabulous colors . Its going to be loved!

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    Quote Originally Posted by burchquilts View Post
    Wow! That is stunning! I didn't know that purple & turquoise were my favorite colors, but after seeing this beauty, come to find out, they are! So you can send it to me before Xmas... LOL! I can't believe you made this pattern up! I'm impressed! Maybe you could do a tutorial on it? That would be awesome!
    I read two books before I started - Twist and Turn Bargello Quilts by Eileen Wright, and Bargello Quilts by Marge Edie - I recommend both! Once I had all my long strips put together I sliced them into strips in widths varying from 4.25 - 1.5...sort of just at random, although I knew I wanted 3 "peaks" so I had just three of the 1.5 inch strips. Then I just played with them on my design wall until they made me happy! I do a lot of my projects this way - lots of research up front and then I fly by the seat of my pants!

    I wish I had made more of the narrower strips because I think that would have given it more "motion", but overall pretty happy with my first try. I think I might do another one in pinks and whites, for my neice. (This one is for my mom.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie View Post
    Way to go! That's a real eye catcher! Nice work, nice colors!
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    Beautiful and great job.
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    lookin' good and colors are very nice

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