Tuesday, March 04, 2008

"Mountain Sunset" Bargello Quilt

Here's a picture of my bargello quilt. I'm almost done with the quilting but still need to do the borders. This has been a fun quilt to design. I used metallic, rayon and cotton thread to free motion quilt it. It's turned really nice and the quilting gives it texture and motion.



Here's a more detailed look at the quilting:

12 comments:

Jen said...

Good job!! And I LOVE the name!!! You did such a nice job.

Gina said...

I like the way the quilting has come out. That's a stunning quilt

love and hugs xxx

Andee said...

I love the colors, the design and the quilting. I am currently taking a Quilt U class on Bargello quilts and I hope one of mine looks this good in the future!

Suzan said...

Very nice!

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Beautiful!

Hazel said...

great job of course all your work is beautiful

Nancy said...

Beautifully done! I love the quilting you have done on it. I made a bargello recently, though not nearly as nice as yours. I have been wondering what to do with the border, but after seeing yours with the 2 simple borders I think I like that best -- it doesn't take away from all the colors in the bargello design.

Beth said...

This just rocks! I have to do one now!

Anonymous said...

I was wondering what measurements you used? for the strips i mean...like what the widest one is and the narrowest and the ones in between...i'm to that step and i can't find a site that tells me

Bethany said...

Anonymous,

The smallest strip cut is probably about 3/4 inch wide up to 3 inches I think.

You can use any width size you want. The smaller the widths of the strip, the more dramatic of a "peak" you will get.

Layout your strip sets and make a design moving your strips vertically. Once you get the peaks and valleys where you'd like, then cut the widths.

I started with the peaks and worked out from there. Just play with the widths. It took me a day to get what I wanted.

Nicole said...

Its a very beautiful quilt. I'm just wondering about how big the quilt is, and the appoximate number of yards of fabric u used on it.

Bethany said...

Hi nicole. It's lapsized. Much bigger than I thought it would be. I think I used a half a yard of each fabric. They were 2.5 inch strips that were sewn together and then cut up at different sizes.