Under the Sea

posted by Elizabeth
Mon, May 5 2014


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The colors reminded me of all the different colors of the ocean that I've seen thus the name of the quilt.  I was looking for a way to use up some of my stash and had 16 of the 20 fabrics used in the quilt.  I will definitely make more of these as there is so much flexibility with what you can do with these. 

Comments

Deb wrote re: Under the Sea
on Tue, May 6 2014 5:22 AM

What a lovely piece of art!

chocake2 wrote re: Under the Sea
on Tue, May 6 2014 2:41 PM

Oh! How fun!! Love it!

ls2116 wrote re: Under the Sea
on Wed, May 7 2014 4:12 PM

Beautiful job and title of quilt.

cjtata wrote re: Under the Sea
on Thu, May 8 2014 6:25 AM

Great color choices!!  Hope my first one turns out like this.

Pat A wrote re: Under the Sea
on Fri, May 9 2014 11:15 AM

Beautiful quilt.  I hope to do a bargello quilt when I work up enough nerve.  You did a great job.  

quiltdlite wrote re: Under the Sea
on Sat, May 10 2014 8:36 AM

Beautiful use of color! I've always been intimidated by those patterns - but I'm tempted to try! Thanks for sharing -

Elizabeth wrote re: Under the Sea
on Sun, May 11 2014 1:03 PM

A couple of tips for those that haven't made one or are nervous about trying.  This is not hard, but you have to stay organized.  Three key pointers that were shared with me are 1).  Make sure you make the color chart using your fabric and number them so you can always refer to your chart when breaking pieces apart.  This is critical.  2). The patterns come with a page that is a layout showing the order of the pieces.  Print this out and as you finish a row take a pen and strike through the row so you don't lose your place.  I did this the whole way until towards the end and sure enough I completed a row wrong and had to unset.  It's the only time I had to unsew.  3). Mine was a mirror image so I needed two of each row except the middle one.  Do both rows at the same time.

Hope this helps.  There are other pointers, but those are the key ones.  Send me a note if you'd like more.

Enjoy!

nraymond54 wrote re: Under the Sea
on Thu, May 15 2014 7:00 AM

Very nice!

Diane wrote re: Under the Sea
on Thu, May 15 2014 1:38 PM

It's gorgeous! I started with just a wall hanging for my first bargello and didn't have a complete pattern. It was easy enough to figure out and turned out great. Pat A and quiltdlite, don't be afraid to try it!

cjtata wrote re: Under the Sea
on Thu, May 15 2014 5:32 PM

Awesome quilt!!  A bargello is one my bucket list one of these days.  Have a small one I need to complete before moving on to a larger size.

cjtata wrote re: Under the Sea
on Thu, May 15 2014 5:32 PM

Awesome quilt!!  A bargello is one my bucket list one of these days.  Have a small one I need to complete before moving on to a larger size.

gingging10 wrote re: Under the Sea
on Thu, May 15 2014 6:35 PM

Absolutely gorgeous I love these colors. I have been trying to find a pattern for these I also have these colors I have never made one but want to make one with the colors I have. Do they have any that are not to big. Beautiful quilt. Sue

Elizabeth wrote re: Under the Sea
on Sat, May 17 2014 11:52 PM

Hi gingging they have them in all sizes and I got 16 of the 20 different fabrics from my stash, so it's definitely possible to do.  This pattern along with a number of Smaller ones are in a book called "more twist and turn Bargello quilts by Eileen Wright.  Mine is on the cover of that book.  Amazon lets you flip through several pages and you can see some of the smaller projects.

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