Posts tagged: Modern Bargello

May 23 2012

A sad tale, but (hopefully) a happy ending

I haven’t written anything recently regarding the Modern Underwater Bargello quilt top.  There is a good reason for this – I ran into issues – two of them.   It makes me think of the Cat in the Hat with Thing 1 and Thing 2.  Thing 1 is the incorrect cutting of two of the blocks.  Thing 2 is running out of the background fabric.

Well, see for yourself.


There are a couple of solutions to each of these issues.  Thing 1:  the two blocks cut too small can be disguised with wider background strips or I could cut new blocks from a different (lighter) blue fabric. But I really like this darker blue fabric.

Thing 2:  the instructions said 2 yards of background fabric, but I think that was a typo and it should be 3 yards.  I didn’t have enough fabric to finish the last column or add the top and bottom borders.

Since I used this same fabric for the border of a community quilt top, I can take the border off and see if there is enough fabric to finish this project.  But the border is 4 1/2″ wide, so it could take some creative sewing.

Either way, this project and these decisions are going on hold.  Modern Underwater Bargello is coming off the design wall to make way for the Hunter Star quilt which I will be starting this weekend.

I really like this quilt top – the design and the colors – so I will be back to finish it soon.  In fact I think that I have enough reds, yellows and oranges to make a Modern Sunburst Bargello quilt.


Apr 16 2012

What am I working on?

This is the progress made on the Modern Bargello last Friday night.

It has been a delight working on this quilt top.  The design wall has been a big help in making sure that I am sewing the correct pieces together.  What do you think of  Underwater Bargello for the name of this quilt?

Then this is what happened on Saturday –

A couple of weeks ago I cut out the pieces for this quilt top in preparation for quilt guild.  This pattern is Twinkle from Scrap-Basket Sensations by Kim Brackett.  It is a bit difficult to get a good picture with so many white prints, but here it is.

As you can see I still have five more blocks to complete.  Yellow and orange are not my normal colors, but I am enjoying the bright springtime feel of this quilt.

This close-up gives you a better idea of the variety of white & black prints in the top.

If I want to get this top done by Friday I had better get back to the sewing machine.


Apr 12 2012

New Project

A couple of weeks ago while I was quilt-blog-hopping, I came across this post of a Modern Bargello Quilt.  This pattern was calling out for me to make and I even knew of the perfect fabric in my stash – Moda Marble Ombre quarter yard cuts.  The reason this was so perfect is that the fabric shades from dark to light.

Well here – see for yourself.Here are all the pieces cut out except for the background.  This is going to be a fun sewing project – thank you Mary.