Patti, I'm sure if I could get my bargello done in three months with no pattern. You'll be able to get yours done in time. Post some photos of your progess in the media section. We need to liven up this group a little. Maybe we could encompass strippy quilts since bargellos are kind of strippy.
Inspiration strikes! It will take me roughly another 1.5 weeks to finish the machine applique on the Bluebonnets quilt (pattern by Carol Morrissey) I working on now, so naturally I am thinking about what quilt to start next. I have been thinking about doing Becky Botello's Spiral Burst Bargello http://www.ebay.com/itm/Spiral-Burst-Bargello-PDF-/260854360112?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cbc21a830. Fabric.com is having a $3.95 and $4.95 cotton print sale. I found some amazing fabric. They have Paula Nadelstern's Deja Vu line which I think will be stunning with this pattern. I have placed my order. Look for a post of the fabrics I have selected in about 2 weeks. I've got a really good feeling about this bargello.
I have selected my 24 fabrics for the Spiral Burst bargello by Becky Botello. I was inspired by Paula Nadelsterns fabrics, and am trying for an elegant art deco look. I am busy pressing and cutting my strips. I will post a picture as soon as I am done cutting the fabric strips. I have also recreated Beckys design in Electric Quilt to be sure I understand the design. It is a fairly advanced design (for a bargello.) I think if I could do the Aurora Borealis design from the Twist and Turn bargello book I should be able to handle this. I think I can, I think I can!
I was pleasantly surprised in how many views I got of my fabric selections for Becky Botello Sweet Dreams bargello. There weren't many comments so I am not sure if you were looking at the fabric selection, or were interested in my idea of writing numbers on the flat head pins and using them as labels.
What kind of information would you like me to share???
I redid my fabric selection for Becky Botello Spiral Burst bargello, moving two fabrics to a new position, subtracting one fabric, and adding a new fabric. I posted pictures of the original fabric layout, and the new fabric layout. I have sewn 8 sets of the 24 fabrics together in strips of two. It is now time to press them open and keep sewing.
Let me know how your spiral burst come out. I can't wait to see it. I think that is a challenge to do that one. I just might try it.
yes, at long last I am working on my bargello. I could also put this in the UFO group as I have had it a long time. Here is my progress. I hope to get all the strips done by this weekend. When I am finished with the top, I will post it in media, but for progress I will just post it here.
Patti, very nice work. See they're not as hard as you think. Yours is more intircate than mine was, but these are so beautiful. It so cool to see them come toghether while you're making them. And the accomplichment you feel when you're done is awesome. Look at what you can do!
Rock on, girl and keep posting.
Where can one get Becky Botello's Spiral Burst pattern?
Patti, is this your original pattern? It is beautiful. If you don't mind, can I have the name or would you share your pattern?
I just finished (well I need to square it up and bind it) a Spiral Burst Bargello. I thought the hardest thing was picking out all the material. It was fun to do and I love the results. Have fun at it. The thing I did was take each piece of fabric and numbered it and then hung it on my cork board to refer to it. That way I never got confused as to where I needed to open the seam and move the pieces of fabric. As long as you are organized I do not think they are hard to make. I have made other Bargellos, but never had so many colors to keep track of.
Clotilde has it or Ebay. You can also just Googel it and you should be able to find where you can purchase it. If you still can not find it let me know.
darla65:Patti, is this your original pattern? It is beautiful. If you don't mind, can I have the name or would you share your pattern?
This pattern is called Melinda's Heart. By Heidi Farmer. Ribbon Quilts is her trade mark. She states that her mother-in-law wanted a bargello ribbon quilt, so she tried to design one, but it turned into a heart instead. She put it in the county fair, and soon people started asking for the pattern. She has made other patterns since. Her husband was surprised and pleased that her quilting was turning into a business that made money. She is from a small town in Eastern WA. Where one of my favorite quilt stores is. If you can't find the pattern on line or in a quilt store, her address is 6663 Martin Rd, Ephrata, WA 98823. phone: 509 754-0954.
I found the pattern on line. http://www.ericas.com/quilting/patterns/bargello.htm
Most of yesterday I worked on it. Finished all the rows. Now sewing them together. wow does that take a lot of time. Looks like I will be sewing all day today too. I want the top done by the end of the month.
Making steady progress on the Spiral Burst Bargello pattern. I posted a picture of the strips on my design wall in the media section. This is definitely an intermediate level bargello, but certainly not as hard as the Aurora Borealis from Twist and Turn Bargello. I finished sewing together the bottom right panel today. It sure shrinks up a lot. I second what Bonnie said about being organized for this pattern. I saved the leftover ragged end from the first strip set and prominently labeled each fabric to help me keep all the re-organized strips straight. What I like most about this pattern is the design has three different distinct designs, but all the fabric is used equally. Now that is clever.