Sunday, April 17, 2011

Design Wall Monday - Bargello fun

Oh, this may be the only Bargello quilt I ever actually complete.  I love the Bargello quilts and admire them so.  I really wanted to try one.  And I did!!  Good thing is that Tyler will be getting a nice size quilt instead of a bargello hot pad!  I managed to almost complete the blocks this week.  I would have completed them if I didn't have to redo 24 strips that were sewn together backwards!  But at least I'm making progress.  I don't think I'll be doing another.  This gives you an idea of what it's going to look like.

I did make a little progress on the Mirage Bargello. But I have to say, there is a part of me that thinks this one may never actually be finished.
While I'm sewing this my mind wanders (which might be why I had to re-do so many strips) and was thinking about the stash.  I love seeing pictures of peoples stash when they use the little mini bolts.  I looked them up on line and they were just too much for what I have.  So I thought what about manila folders folded in half?  They should be sturdy enough and most of what I have is less than a half yard.  I tried it and was please with the results.  Here's a picture of my closet before.  Not sure how long it will take but the girls are coming home this weekend, wonder if I can talk them into wrapping fabrics around folders?????  Or maybe the Easter Bunny would do it for me???

Don't forget to stop by patchwork times to see what everyone else has on their design wall.  Sew darn crafty has some wonderful things that people have worked on all week.

10 comments:

  1. Love the Bargello! Great colors that really pull off the pattern. One of those designs you really have to keep your brain waves in one groove. Lots of labels! Great organization.

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  2. I do like your bargellos. Trying two at once is ... brave. Hopefully you'll finish both as they are both great looking. I got my son to fold a bunch of my stash. He gave me time for either a birthday or mother's day one year and he refolded lots of it. He took it all down to the kitchen counter (which was a big island) and folded and talked to everyone hanging around. A win win for both of us. I was thrilled and he didn't spend any money. And, he did a great job. Good luck with the organization. I just restacked some of my fabric and they look so much better that I may do more of the colors.

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  3. Tyler should be pleased with the quilt, and maybe even relieved it isn't a hot pad -- LOL! Can't wait to see it finished. Has anyone ever called you an overachiever? No? I'll bet! I was on a re-folding and rearranging frenzy over the weekend, too!

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  4. I love both of your bargellos - keep going! I have one 1/4 of the way done that had to be put away. It is haunting me now - needs to be finished!

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  5. You have 2 bargello quilts on the go?!?! WOW! Love them both!

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  6. I am impressed! Those Bargello quilts are amazing! I sorted fabric this weekend too. I use my 6 inch cutting ruler to fold my fabric around then just slip it out. It works well for 1/3 yards and above and my cubes that I store my fabric in hold two stacks perfect.

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  7. Aren't bargellos great? I'm sure I wouldn't be the only one to encourage you to finish these. They're wonderful!

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  8. Both of the quilts are beautiful, but I especially like the Mirage one. I can't wait to see how it turns out!

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  9. It would not be a good idea to keep your fabric folded around manila folders because of the acid in the paper. Love your Bargellos—especially the Mirage one!

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  10. I love both of your Bargellos - such talent, and so challenging to keep them both going at one time ! My stash is hidden away in boxes in about 4 different rooms in the house - so I always have to go searching ... one day when my kids grow up !

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