Thursday, November 1, 2012

Bargello Fall Quilt

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Bargello quilt @Freemotion by the River
This is a bargello quilt that I pieced....last year or the year before. It has been kind of fun to finish up these different old projects!

When I finished this I wasn't too happy with it. There wasn't enough contrast in the different fabrics. I wish I would have put the same fabric that I used in the border into the center of the design. I have a feeling I didn't have the cute paw print yet. The size is 28 x 32 and I just did a large stipple on it.
Brown bargello quilt @Freemotion by the River
I remember that I took a picture of it for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and then saw that I had a couple rows that were off. I think it is amazing how things like that are so much easier to see in a photo. Anyway, I got out my seam ripper and fixed my boo boo............then I put in the "quilt later" pile.
backing of quilt
I put a cute cat fabric on the back, another oldie from my stash.
Kitty cat fabric on back
 I have really been in a quilting mode.......enjoying myself in my quilt studio and starting more projects! What are you working on?

22 comments:

Debbie said...

For me, this is wonderful because I love the soft blended effect you achieved. I think it is so hard to predict how a bargello or trip around the world will turn out until it is sewn. Love the backing fabric to finish this off.

Sheila said...

I really like the colours in the Bargello , it looks great !

Vroomans' Quilts said...

It has a washed, water-color appeal to it!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I think you quilt is lovely. I love the blended look. It almost has a 3D look.

Rachel said...

I actually love how soft and gentle it is!

Denise :) said...

Connie, this is lovely! I've always liked the idea of doing a bordello quilt, but was intimidated by the 'bigness' of them. I'm looking at yours thinking it's more do-able. Where did you get your pattern? And I adore the print you used on the back -- it's purrrrrfect!!! :)

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I really like this too... I agree with other comments that it looks like a watercolor quilt. Those are some very pretty fabrics.

Kiera, It's Sew Kiki said...

Really nice Connie! YOu're getting a lot of things finished up!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

It looks so pretty Connie...love the colors and the backing fabric is adorable! :o)

Pat said...

Connie, I think the blended effect is very pretty. More contrast would be nice, too, but either one works. It is very nice just as it is.

Kari @ The Purple Quiltapotamus said...

Its a stunning quilt - I really like how the colors all blend together. You did a fantastic job.

FarahLin said...

It's beautiful, Connie - love the cute backing too.

Elly D said...

So beautiful! Love your backing fabric :)

Teresa in Music City said...

Cute, cute, cute!!! And I love the cat fabric on the back!

Deanna said...

Love the kitties! You are doing such a nice job with your projects.

Maria Rosalia said...

Good morning...
I love it. Its automnal...and it's very well. And the cats..a succesful...
Hugs
Maria Rosalia

Missy Shay said...

I love that cat fabric! I like your quilt, I'm going to have to make one one of these days!

Margaret said...

I admire anyone who can make a bargello quilt. I have tried but my colors are not good. I have no talent for picking color values. I am good at putting colors together to make a quilt but not to do the shading you need for this. I think yours is awesome and I like it just the way it is. It will look good hanging on my wall if you really don't like it and think it should have a new home. Just saying......

Needled Mom said...

I've always wanted to tackle a bargello. I do love the colors in yours.

Isn't it funny how those boo-boos show up in photos?

Cyn ;-) said...

I really like the color-washed look, especially the center. Kinda soft, like 'twilight'. The kitty fabric on the back is darling!
What am I doing? Shopping and getting my "start up" stuff for my new Sizzix. ;-) Oh, and cleaning house. ;(

VickiT said...

It's a great little quilt Connie. I'll admit there is very little brown in my stash but I really do like the way this one you've made looks.

Michele said...

I do like it. It just seems all warm and chocolatey to me.