Very pretty! Bargello is on my "Quilting Bucket list". I haven't attempted any yet. Are they as difficult? They look so complex.
cally68 It is difficult to keep the strata (rows of fabric) straight, but this book and others like it really help explain how to keep the rows from skewing as you sew the stripes. Then, the trick is shifting and pinning them accurately when they get to be real narrow stripes. Each row is sewn in opposite direction to prevent entire thing from looking like it's shifting down in one direction. A walking foot or dual feed would probably help prevent that, too.
Wow! Love this. I will have to check out that book!
Charwirfs Thank you! If I still had the book, I'd send it to you. This was the most advanced project in the book, hence it looks just like what's on the cover, but not as well made.
I love doing Bargello. It makes cool backgrounds for my art quilts. I have never seen one with such skinny pieces. You really did a good job.
This looks like a very complex bargello so you are an advanced stitcher. Sorry to hear you shattered both wrists; that must have been very difficult to heal from. Best of luck in your stitching and glad you have joined us.
Wow! What a beautiful quilt. It reminds me of something out of an art museum. The technique looks advanced, but I'd really like to see the book sometime.
I've always wanted to try a Bargello - I love how you put the bit of colour in between each vertical row. It gives it a bit more depth than a regular Bargello.
I've done a much much simpler bargello quilt and I can imagine how difficult this was to keep straight - beautiful job.
How are your wrists doing?