One of the blogs I follow (Home Sewn By Us) had a post about Bargello quilts. She has links to a few free patterns. And a picture of a pretty awesome one in blues. You can see that post HERE. The table runner pattern is CUTE … but I’m resisting … or at least trying to.
I have made a few bargello quilts using Bonnie Hunter’s Scrappy Bargello free pattern. The first one I made using Bonnie’s pattern has a controlled colour pallet of fall colours. It was a lot of fun to make! And, I must admit, it looks pretty nice on a bed in a log home!
And the 2nd one also has a controlled colour scheme. Blue. If you look close at the binding – you can see it’s scrappy, with a mix of light, medium and dark blues … it looks sort of weird in the picture, but it looks fine on the quilt.
When I was making the one above, I made a mistake, so not to waste the pieces, I started a 2nd blue one (smaller) with the left-overs.
The 2nd blue one is in this UFO pile of sandwiched quilts … it’s the 2nd from the top with the blue backing.
As I look at this pile, the bottom 2 are completed and the top one is in the machine right now. Whoohoo – they are getting done.
However, I have also started a 4th bargello – in greens … when I was cutting up a lot of left-over green material, I decided that I might as well cut some of the pieces into 17″ strips and start preparing for another scrappy bargello. The sad part is that it’s not even on my PHD/UFO list. But – even though the pieces are cut (and certainly not enough for a quilt), they might be used for something else – so it’s not going onto the UFO list.
Sewing with Friends
Yesterday, I was sewing with a couple of friends … There are 6 of us that used to sew every single Monday, but due to schedules and life happenings, the weekly sewing has not happened this year. Yesterday, 3 of us were able to get together. FUN!
We pushed a couple of these sturdy tables together so we could easily visit while we sewed.
On the cutting mat is what I worked on … it’s Bonnie Hunter’s Florabunda … you can find the free pattern HERE. It’s a nice easy pattern to work on when I’m busy visiting. It will be my “sewing with friends” project until I change my mind!
I started this quilt about 3-4 years ago … thinking it would be a great way to decrease some of the floral fabric that I have. I don’t think it made much of a dent! Hopefully, this UFO will get finished this year.
To see what other’s in the quilting world are working on – click on the following links:
- Can I get a Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
- Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts
- Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hands Quilts
- Sherry @ Powered by Quilting