Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Scrappy Bargello

Couldn't help myself: I saw a project on someone's blog, went and got the book, and started cutting.  I am on my way into a new quilt.  (What is it about finishing--or even almost finishing--a quilt that gets me to start something else?  Don't I still have a closet full of WIPs and UFOs?)


Can't remember whose recent blog post featured a bargello quilt, but I managed to get the designer's name: Eileen Wright.

I am making the wall-hanging size of Ocean Waves, a basic bargello (at least among this book's designs).

Auditions of blue scraps: 20 fabrics needed
Subtle differences due to sizes of the scraps

And I am doing it in scraps.  Crazy me.  But I am bound and determined to make a dent in my blue scrap bin.

So, the scrappy nature of my endeavor has made the strip piecing a bit more complicated.  But it's all good--I am totally enjoying the process, even though I'm sure it will take me five ten times as long as using width-of-fabric strips would.

I know me: I can complexify anything.

Four rows in and looking mighty fine.

This is my New FO project for June, so I'll be linking up with Barbara at Cat Patches come the end of the month.

Meanwhile, it's Wednesday!  I might as well check out WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced.  Give some love to all those crazy souls who just keep a-startin and a-sewin on endless fabric projects.


  1. Yay for stash busting. Great colors and your first 4 rows look great! :)

  2. Wow, that's brave. But I'm sure that it will look great when it's done--it is already. Good luck!

  3. looks great so far! I have a bag of purple fabrics waiting to be made into one of these for my niece. Did I start it yet? uh, nope! waiting to FINISH other projects first! lol

  4. Oh fantastic! Never tried a bargello before.

  5. love your colors - can't wait to see this grow!