Grab yourself a cup of coffee (or two) and browse this week’s gorgeous Bargello quilts for this week’s themed quilt contest. Thanks to everyone that has entered and shared their beautiful creations with us.
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Now it’s time for you to vote for your favourite!
- Voting is open Friday – Sunday @ 11:59 p.m.
- One vote per IP address (NOT email address), so have your family and friends cast a ballot for their favourite quilt (from home if you send it to coworkers)
- Winner announced Monday!
How to Vote:
- Review the photos and stories below… there are several, so you’ll need to scroll down to see them all.
- Underneath the photos, scroll down, you’ll see the names of all the quilts with a circular button** beside each one. Select the button for the quilt you want to vote for.
- Then scroll down, all the way, until you get to the bottom of the names of quilts. Then press the vote button.
** Note: If you don’t see the circular buttons to vote, but instead see the voting results, that means someone on your IP Address already voted or that the voting period has ended. Shared IP Addresses are very common in home or work networks.
- Total submissions: 32
- Total countries: 8
- Total provinces: 3
- Total states: 13
You can click on the photo to view a larger version.
By: Carl Hentsch,
Blog: 3 Dog Design Co
2 Bargello’s twisting aound each other with a sublte small green one snaking through.
Quilt size: width: 61" height: 77"
By: Christine Mitchell,
Blog: Crafty Girlz Creations
This was the second quilt that I ever made. I took a class that a good friend was teaching. I fell in love with this fabric as soon as I saw it and new it would be perfect for this quilt!
Quilt size: width: 48" height: 60"
Blog: Life on the Block
I made this quilt for my DD2 when she moved into your new home. We both chose the colours.
Quilt size: width: 90″" height: 95″"
Blog: Tijd tekort !! Need of time !!
These are my favorite colors.
Quilt size: width: 41" height: 74"
By: Milka Rajic,
I made this quilt in 1993 and it was wedding gift for a friend. This is the only bargello I have ever made. I don’t have digital photo and this is a scanned one.
Quilt size: width: 82" height: 82"
|Bargello Baby Bunny Blankie
Blog: Rosemary Remembers
There is a new baby in the extended family so I made her a quilt to recognize her entry into the world. The solid colors are slightly different tones of the colors of the bunny focus fabric. This is not an Easter fabric, just a very cute rabbit motif.
Quilt size: width: 45" height: 60"
New Hampshire, USA
Made this quilt in a class and I thought I would not finish it. There were so many steps to making it that I got frustrated. But, I kept on working on it because it was looking beautiful and I knew it would be worth it. I’m really glad I finished it. I love it!
Quilt size: width: 47" height: 61"
By: Rona Keith,
Blog: Layer Upon Layer
I was trying out a technique I saw on ‘Simply Quilts’, a quilt-as-you-go method of making bargello quilts. It turned out to be the perfect size for a king single headboard. I added the brown border (with ties) and stretched it over 80mm thick foam and put a curtain rod on the wall. Very comfy!
Quilt size: width: 45" height: 27"
|Bargello Trip Around the World
Blog: Quilts by Barb
This was a pattern I found on the internet. There were a number of mistakes in the pattern that had to be corrected to get it all to come together. All fabrics are hand dyed by me except the black used for an accent. I added the pieced border to give the quilt a little more interest.
Quilt size: width: 62" height: 81"
By: Nancy Badertscher,
Blog: Mamanance’s Quilts
I made this quilt with the Bonnie Hunter Quiltville group during Super Bowl weekend ’08. Bonnie’s pattern calls for it to be more scrappy, but this was about the best I could do to be scrappy at that time! I used a long-arm for the quilting – one of my first attempts at that.
Quilt size: width: 51" height: 69"
Blog: Cattails Quilts
This was my first attempt at a bargello quilt, and it sat a long time in my box as a UFO. I finally finished it in 2007 and it winged off to it’s new home!
I loved how the blues & whites looked like wave peaks on water, so that is how it got its name: Blue Danube. (That and I’m a musician too)
Quilt size: width: 36" height: 26"
By: Bradie Sparrow,
Blog: A Quilty Kind of Girl
The moment I laid eyes on this fabric, I knew what I wanted to make with it. I made this one as a sample for a class I taught at a local shop.
Quilt size: width: 55" height: 70"
Blog: Wedding Dress Blue
I made this quilt for Dennis, a good friend of my husband. He is a big man and wanted a big quilt. The shock of seeing the quilt nearly made him pass out. Not quite what I expected, but I’m sure glad he liked it.
Quilt size: width: 110" height: 100"
|Fire and Water-Twisted Bargello
By: Tea in MO,
A friend and I challenged each other to make this quilt. I found men love bargello style quilts as it was their favorite quilt at our quilt show. I love the colors and fabrics used in the quilt. It’s an amazingly easy process with such dramitic results.
Quilt size: width: 43.5" height: 57"
|From San Fran to LA
By: Dolores Sedore,
Blog: True Blue Canadian
My daughter’s boyfriend entered the AIDS Lifecycle 5 which is a 7-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. This quilt was made to commemorate that. The colours represent the water, sand, road, and of course, the trees. There are three cyclists stencilled on the road.
Quilt size: width: 35" height: 32"
|Happy 40th Birthday Helen and Alistar
By: Lisa Page,
Helen and Alistar turned 40 in 2009 so I made them a quilt and wasn’t sure of their favourite colour so I did a scrappy Bargello. The Width of the fabric is 2.5 inches of a fat quarter so easy to make and I am sure we all have lots of fat quarters in our stashes.
Quilt size: width: 88" height: 88"
Blog: A Quilting Jewel
I made this quilt for my Dad’s 50th birthday. It was one of the first quilts that I ever made. He cherishes it to this day.
Quilt size: width: 50" height: 40"
By: Jennine Cetera,
New Jersey, USA
Hand tied heart quilt.
Quilt size: width: 50" height: 56"
|Herfst in berg en dal
By: Katrien Pattyn,
The name will say Autumn in mountain and valley.I love autumn colors.Top is maked by machine and is handquilted.
Quilt size: width: 50" height: 38"
By: Debra Germann,
The fabric in this quilt was chosen to match a painting that hangs in my living room. The painting is called Hostiles and displays indians on horse back riding through Canyon. I love it! I hope you do too.
Quilt size: width: 24" height: 36"
|Hyde Park Bargello
By: Chris Leclerc,
This was quite possibly the most difficult quilt I’ve ever pieced! I love bargello quilts!! You make the tubes of strip sets and cut them on the bias so all the pieces are super stretchy! But I’m very happy with the finished product!
Quilt size: width: 46" height: 50"
By: evelina scalera,
I dyed for the first time these fabrics and I had a good time doing this simple quilt….
Quilt size: width: 80 cm" height: 90 cm"
|Mom’s Flower Garden
By: Linda pinnt,
It done in light batsiks in honor of my Mother who loved her flowers.
Quilt size: width: 60" height: 70"
|My Daughter’s Twisted Bargello
By: Judy Danz,
Blog: jdqltr’s Sewabout Quilting
This Twisted Bargello quilt was made for my daughter who loves purple and geometric designs that do the unusual (she’s a big MC Escher fan). The pattern is by Chris Timmins as published by Australian Patwork & Quilting magazine.
Quilt size: width: 45" height: 60"
|Northern Lights Free Form Bargello
By: Pamela Boatright,
I made this using 10 fat quarters from the Glacier Lights line of fabric. I know I wanted to make a Bargello style quilt representing the Aurora Borealis. This is what I came up with – it’s not the traditional form of Bargello, but is definitely using the technique!
Quilt size: width: 50" height: 55"
I made this round bargello for a national quilt show with theme “tell me your dream”.
It’s made with hand-dyed cotton in 18 shades of blue and violet.
Quilt size: width: 36" height: 35"
By: Enchie Naini,
This quilt is from a pattern Jelly Bargelly. I love making bargello quilt and just fell in love with this pattern. I gave it to my husband for Christmas and he just loves it. He actually helped me decide on which fabric to use for the border and binding, not realising that I am making it for him.
Quilt size: width: 54" height: 76"
Blog: Une aiguille dans une botte de foin
Scrappy Bargello made with Bonnie Hunter’s instructions, but mine is with 1.5in strips in solid colours.
Quilt size: width: 39" height: 39"
|Stars and Stripes
By: Mary Kay Davis,
Since 9/11, I’ve tried to make a patriotic quilt every year. This is one of those quilts.
Quilt size: width: 13" height: 31"
By: Mary Smith,
This is my mother’s traveling quilt. It has map print on the back.
Quilt size: width: 43" height: 68"
Nova Scotia, Canada
Blog: Cindy’s Crafty Creations
This is my first attempt at a bargello quilt with no pattern in sight :) It’s huge and very colorful…still need to quilt it… would love ideas on how you would quilt it.
Quilt size: width: 60" height: 72"
By: Brenda Sutherland,
Blog: One Patch at a Time Designs
Combining embroidery and quilting is a match made in Heaven! This is a pattern I designed using a Bargello backdrop for a winter scene of what else….snowmen of course!
Quilt size: width: 52" height: 42"
- Traveling (18%, 118 Votes)
- Herfst in berg en dal (12%, 78 Votes)
- Bargello 93 (7%, 50 Votes)
- Autum Waves (7%, 45 Votes)
- Bargello Beauty (5%, 33 Votes)
- Bohemian Bargello (5%, 33 Votes)
- Dennis' Quilt (5%, 31 Votes)
- Orka Vortex (5%, 31 Votes)
- Ornamental Bargello (4%, 29 Votes)
- My Daughter's Twisted Bargello (4%, 29 Votes)
- Scrappy Bargello (4%, 26 Votes)
- Fire and Water-Twisted Bargello (3%, 22 Votes)
- 4 Seasons (3%, 21 Votes)
- 2 Twists (3%, 20 Votes)
- Bargello Baby Bunny Blankie (3%, 19 Votes)
- Bargello headboard (3%, 18 Votes)
- From San Fran to LA (2%, 11 Votes)
- Northern Lights Free Form Bargello (2%, 11 Votes)
- Bargello Trip Around the World (1%, 10 Votes)
- Hyde Park Bargello (1%, 10 Votes)
- Mom's Flower Garden (1%, 7 Votes)
- Happy 40th Birthday Helen and Alistar (1%, 7 Votes)
- Winter Wonderland (1%, 5 Votes)
- Stars and Stripes (0%, 3 Votes)
- Hostile too! (0%, 2 Votes)
- italian bargello (0%, 2 Votes)
- Bargello (0%, 1 Votes)
- Blue BargelloBowl (0%, 1 Votes)
- Blue Danube (0%, 1 Votes)
- Happy Birthday (0%, 1 Votes)
- Waves (0%, 1 Votes)
- Hearts (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 672
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Next Week’s Contest
Next week’s quilt contest is Unusually Shaped Quilts. This can be any quilt that is not square or rectangle. Get your cameras out and Submit your Quilt Photo.
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