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Old 10-30-2020, 06:38 PM
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My cat Hot Rod and I just finished a purple Bargello quilt top. We are both quite pleased with it. The pattern is called Serenity Bargello by Northcott. It is free online, and even has a video to show how to make it.

What is funny is that I already made a purple Bargello almost like this. It also has eleven purples and one white. It was the first Bargello I had ever made, and I guess I temporarily forgot. It wasn't until I put the pieces on my design wall that I thought, "Wait a minute, have I already done this?" I thought it was funny, but I really like the way this looks so I didn't let it bother me. It is a cheerful quilt and I needed to work on something cheerful and comfortable.

I am addicted to Bargello quilts. I have made 16 so far. I think that these quilts make me look like I am a better quilter than I am.

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I think you're a better quilter than you think you are, too. Your quilt is beautiful. Any tips for doing a bargello?
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Very nice, and nice of Hot Rod to let you help him with it. He looks justifiably proud as he sits on his purple throne.
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Hot Rod did A great job on his 2nd purple bargello.
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Very beautiful!
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Old 10-31-2020, 03:27 AM
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Stunning! You and Hot Rod know what you are doing!
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Lovely. Haven't seen you here for a while so it's a nice surprise this morning. Thanks for the share.
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Thanks. I've been eyeballing Bargello quilts. Soon....
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Beautiful! I've made a couple of simple bargello's...you tempt me to try something more complicated.....
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Originally Posted by SallyS View Post
I think you're a better quilter than you think you are, too. Your quilt is beautiful. Any tips for doing a bargello?
The main hint I could give for making a Bargello is that if you are following a pattern, read the instructions carefully and organize your fabric. (I don't always follow a pattern, and that is fun too.). If you have never made a Bargello, I recommend starting the way I did. Make a place mat first. Eileen Wright has a book called Twist and Turn Bargellos... It has about 10 patterns and at the back of that book is a set of instructions for making a placemat. She assumes a beginner is doing it, and she shows what to do, step by step. I made one of those and then made Surf Song, which is also in her book. Actually, she has two books, but you want the first one. It has an orange and yellowish Bargello on the front. I think the second book says it is Book 2 of Twist and Turn Bargellos. I got my book from Amazon.

Then, ask questions here if you have them. Quilters on this site held my hand the whole time. But, warning, Bargellos quilts may be addictive.

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