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Thread: My First Bargello!

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    My First Bargello!

    Hi everyone! This is my first attempt at a bargello quilt. I didn't include any twists, since it was daunting enough to deal with all those strips! This has 29 different fabrics, going from burnt orange to bright white (and back). I think it turned out really nice
    I had a little trouble with the backing. Usually I like to have extra and just fold over the back for the binding (one less step), but I was short on the measurements (I pre-wash the fabric, and it shrunk way more than I expected!) and barely had enough to cover the back, let alone fold over. Luckily, I had accidentally bought too much one one of my fabrics, and had just enough (I mean I had about 6" of a strip left when I was done!) for binding. It was more work, but I think I prefer the small binding border around the edge.

    Let me know what you think! I hand-embroidered a patch on the back of the quilt with my name, the year I finished the quilt, and the title. Is there anything else people usually include in a label (for future reference)? I plan on sending along care instructions to whoever I end up sending it to.
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    It's gorgeous--looks like a sunset viewed near the beach. I really like the binding.

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    I agree it looks like sunset - it makes me want to go on vacation!

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    That is gorgeous! Love the flow! I hope to do one someday.

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    Wow. That is a gorgeous breathtaking quilt. Good luck with selling it!
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    That is beautiful. I love the colors too.
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    Very beautiful, your colors are like the sunset.

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    Thanks, everyone! I was hoping for a sunset feel when I was picking out the fabric. If I had it to do over, I might switch up some of the order in the fading, but overall I think it's a solid first attempt at blending!

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    Wow-It's beautiful!!

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    Beautifully done. Love the sunset colors and it looks so nice on the bed. Good Job!

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    These are my kind of colors. This is lovely.
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    it really is beautiful! i am having a lady embroider two labels for me. all i have on them is the name of the quilt, my name, and the month and year i finished it. it really is gorgeous!
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    Pretty quilt-bright and cheery.
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    I like your colour range...

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    Wow! I love bargellos and I love yours. You've done a beautiful job with it. The binding looks great.

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    Beautiful! I love the colors.

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    OH WOW! It is beautiful. I Love, Love, Love it. I love orange & it is so bright & cheery. It is truly my kind of quilt. I just had a B-day & have an Anniversary coming up in a few days. HINT! HINT! (Just kidding) No I'm not. Yes I am. You done good girl. You should be proud.

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    It's gorgeous. Love the color combinations.

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    My mom would love that she likes orange. so cheerful.

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    Beautiful! Makes me smile!
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    I absolutely love this one! Orange is my favorite color and I love Bargellos. You can feel free to send it my way (then you don't have to worry about sending along care instructions either lol)
    Simply Stunning. Thank you for sharing.
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    That is one of the most beautiful quilts ive seen!! Should put it in a quilt show! Id love to have one sooo beautiful! Ill attempt it one day!!

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    So pretty...reminds me of Tequila Sunrise!

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    oh my, is that beautiful, so cheerful

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    Quote Originally Posted by crafty pat View Post
    Very beautiful, your colors are like the sunset.
    I agree 100%! This is one beautiful quilt! I don't think I've ever seen this version of bargello. Where did you find the pattern? It's fabulous! And I think the binding is perfect!
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