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Thread: My practice bargello

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    Super Member Homemother's Avatar
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    First, I want to say THANK YOU to all the hints and suggestions and encouragement offered by members on the board. Without you all, I'd be a frustrated quilt top creator! This is my fourth quilt top and I am still honing my skills on accurate fabric cutting and consistent seams. Members who struggle with the same issues as I do or have overcome those issues were very helpful when asked about how to match up the seams on my bargello. I probably worked more diligently on this top than the previous three. I also feel many more bargellos in my future!

    Never having done a bargello, let alone very many quilts, I decided to practice doing one. Looking at some examples, it seemed that making my own pattern wasn't going to be too difficult. Using QuiltAssistant, I created a design and painstakingly colored in all those little squares before I realized I could enlarge the grid. Gosh, all the squinting was unnecessary.

    I picked a few fabrics (6) that I wouldn't miss too badly if I screwed up the quilt top. It was just enough fabric for the 30 x 30 grid with enough left over for goofs. I was surprised at how little waste of fabric there was. I was doing ok until, while sewing the strips together, the seams weren't all matching up. What now? :idea: Of course!!! Turn to the Quilting Board!!!

    Cut sew cut sew cut sew and lots of advice from you wonderful quilters and here is the result:

    My practice blue bargello
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    Love the colors and it looks great to me.

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    Good work! A bargello is at the very top of my "I must finally try this"-list.

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    WOW!!! Your OWN pattern??? In Quilt Assistant?!?!
    I have QA, but have never thought of attempting anything so ambitious!!
    WOW!!
    You did GOOD!!!! :thumbup: :D

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    very nice even practice..can't wait to see what you do next =) I have a bargello on my bucket list.

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    WOW What a great job!

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    Love those colors...looks great!

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    Just lovely and it is just your 4th quilt.

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    Looks great to me.

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    Very nice!

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    Stunning!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homemother
    Cut sew cut sew cut sew and lots of advice from you wonderful quilters and here is the result:
    I think it is wonderful....love the monochromatic theme as well...

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    Beautiful! Good work :thumbup:

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    Nice job! And, she's off and running to Bargello nirvana!

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    Nicely done!! Looking forward to a "real" one by you! :)

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    It fabulous ! Well I do see more bargello's in your future if this is the first.
    I think you may have some opportunity designing them as well. You have a talent.

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    Nice job

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    WOW!! You did a beautiful job on this! I love the pattern and the fabrics too :D:D:D

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    I can't wait to see the real one, if this is practice...great job!

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    Great job! I love your colors. I'd like to try one someday, but not today..tomorrow doesn't look good either.

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    That's pretty, I really like it with the fabrics you used, great job!

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    This is the drop in the bucket. May you have many more years of creative expression! And be sure and take pictures so we can see too! Very nice job. Well done. Cheryl

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    Very pretty!! You did a great job!

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    Great job!

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    Great Job!! Congratulations on a terrific quilt!
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