Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Bargello Quilt Finished!

I was looking through my list of finishes for the year and realized that I had forgotten to blog about finishing my Bargello quilt.  I finished stitching down the binding on this quilt while we were in Texas.  This quilt is one of my favorites of all time.  The border is purple (shocking, I know), so in person this quilt really reads as a purple/pink quilt with quite a bit of color, but for some reason, it doesn't like as bright and colorful to me in the picture as it does in real life.  You will have to trust me when I say that it's a fairly colorful quilt :-).

I used Bonnie Hunter's pattern and the leftover strips from a Scrap Swap Club to make this quilt.  I finished this top in 2006, basted it for hand quilting, started that process, hated how it looked due to my lack of handquilting skills, unbasted it, and then put it back in the drawer.  It sat in that drawer until this past spring.

One of my 2010 goals is to quilt 10 UFO quilts waiting for quilting.  This was the first one I completed.

A close up of the quilting:

And the back:

I used King Tut #937, color Tiny Tuts for the interior quilting, YLI Vineyard in the border, and a Coats & Clark cotton thread in cream in the bobbin.


Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

It's beautiful! I looked closely at some of the fabrics, and this really is a scrappy quilt. You did a great job arranging the colors.

Deanna said...

It is so scrappy-happy. Nice work and great colors. I really like it.

Karen said...

How fun is this quilt!!! Great job using the colors. And brave girl to use purple in the border, it works!

Terry said...

Pictures never seem to do a quilt justice, but yours is beautiful! Love the purple too! :0)

Loris said...

Beautiful! Great use of scraps though it prolly didn't dint your stash as much as you thought :-)
It will make you smile using it.

Winona said...

Beautiful quilt. I have wanted to try one of these for a while, but never gotten around to making it yet. You did a great job of arranging the blocks. Winona

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