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Thread: Red bargello, finished pics page 4

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    Super Member Baren*eh*ked_canadian's Avatar
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    I started this yesterday, I cut out all the pieces I needed, and decided to do it half and half, in order to keep things straight.
    I've never done a bargello before, it seems pretty straight forward. I didn't bother with the instructions or numbering my fabrics for my layout and stuff, I suppose it might have gone faster had I bothered, but it's too late now. I also might have been a bit smarter by choosing a less complicated pattern to begin with, lol, I did a whole lot of counting.
    I took only colours I had in my stash, since I decided to do this on a whim ( I'm a bad girl, I know, I have three other projects I need to finish, one of them is for a baby who will be born in two days, lol, one I promised my unlce I would do last summer, and one was for a housewarming gift for a friend who moved into his house in November...oops!) and I was thoroughly convinced it was going to be awful...that is, until I put in on the floor for the pic. I actually like this!! I can't wait to finish it now!
    What I'm showing you is the top part, a little more than half way, but it's the most complicated part. The bottom half is a little simpler.
    I'm DYING to do the "LINKS" bargello pattern that Shadow did a couple of years ago, but I had this one on hand... I'll shoot for the LINKS one next time :)

    I'd appreciate any commentary or suggestions -I mean, other that 'read the instructions first'... I got that now, lol!


    ETA: Oops, the pictures are upside down :roll: the black parts go up top :idea:
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    Ok, here's another one, right side up this time. The close-up pic shows the colours a bit better, and the prints on the fabrics too.
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    I think it is going to be a beautiful quilt... Great job... It is hard to concentrate on one thing when your mind is on a different project.. Great work!! :thumbup:

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    WOW I really like that! LOOKS very hard!!! Good luck finishing it!!

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    Wow, good job! Love the colors.

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    Gorgeous!

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    I thought I had messed up royally in the narrow parts, I couldn't count the pieces in the picture properly and I was totaly lost. Turns out I was just having a blonde moment, I was counting in the wrong row, lol!!!
    The really skinny ones are 1/4" wide finished and are so fiddly to work with!

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    OH MY GOSH SOOOOOOO pretty!!! I want to make one too!!!

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    That is just beautiful!!! I'm just not sure at my stage of quilting, if I could do that......maybe in the future!!! Great work!!

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    Oh wow! See, bargellos aren't that bad. They take some planning and pressing skills, but don't they look so impressive? Yours is gorgeous Melanie! It moves, it spins. It sings and dances! I encourage everyone to try this pattern. You'll love it and it looks so pro. Tell them Mel!

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    Wow--I love that. I says "love" to me. Love pouring out.

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    I love it Melanie!! It's beautiful!

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    It will be gorgeous when you are done. I have a book of bargello patterns, looked at it a few times, don't know if I will ever make one.

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    I love it, can't wait to see it finished! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie_Sue
    That is just beautiful!!! I'm just not sure at my stage of quilting, if I could do that......maybe in the future!!! Great work!!
    Oh yes you could, Maggie. I did a simple bargello as my 4th quilt, and it was way too easy. I want to do another one, but I'm going to pick a more elaborate pattern next time. It's really not hard.......if you follow the instructions!!

    :wink: :wink:

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    jljack is right. Bargellos are way easier than they look. Everyone should try one and I bet you'd all want to make another.

    This one is really going to be pretty!

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    Gorgeous Mel! I have everything for the Links Bargello and someday I'll do it. You have inspired me! I have a few irons already in the fire to take of.

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    I absolutely love it!! Great work.

    Kyia

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    I love it, can't wait to see the finished quilt.

    What is the pattern called?

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    Wow. I love bargellos. You did an awesome job. I guess I am intimidated by them because they look so hard. I should just
    chin up and try 1. :D

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    No, really, it's not hard at all. It's not even that time consuming either, once you get the hang of it. I just finished 1/3 of the bottom half tonight, in about 2 hours or so. For all you guys who are hesitant, TRY IT! Trust me, it looks a lot harder than it actually is.

    Woody, the one I did was in a book called Bargello Quilts, by Marge Edie, and the pattern is called 'Fireflies'. The ones in the book aren't really nice colours... well, they're not in my pallette, anyway, but the instructions show you how they're all put together, and even how to design your own. I didn't actually READ the instructions, but if I can get it just by looking at the pictures, trust me, anyone can figure it out. :D

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    Thanks for the encouragment :thumbup:

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    That is absolutely beautiful. I love bargellos.

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    Thats a fine looking quilt i have seen a in the bergallo disgn on quilterstv.com or go to quiltinaday.com they have some pretty nice quilts out there

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    I just started my first using teals and brick reds. It will actually be modified into a rear window sill cover and two bucket seat covers for my DW's '62 T-bird!! We'll see how it comes out and post pictures of the finished product!

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