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Vote Now: Bargello Quilts


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.

This week’s contest is sponsored by Patchwork Gracie who have donated a $50 gift certificate to be used in their online shop for fabrics and notions.

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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.

Quick stats:

  • Total submissions: 32
  • Total countries: 8
  • Total provinces: 3
  • Total states: 13

You can click on the photo to view a larger version.

2 Twists 2 Twists
By: Carl Hentsch,
Missouri, USA
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"

4 Seasons 4 Seasons
By: Christine Mitchell,
Alberta, Canada
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"

Autum Waves Autum Waves
By: oma511,
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″"

Bargello Bargello
By: vivke,
Blog: Tijd tekort !! Need of time !!

These are my favorite colors.
When I went to the fabric store I had in mind to make one in blue but guess what…. I ended with this palette.
Machinepieced and handquilted in 2001.

Quilt size: width: 41" height: 74"

Bargello 93 Bargello 93
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 Bargello Baby Bunny Blankie
By: Rosemary,
Virginia, USA
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"

Bargello Beauty Bargello Beauty
By: nhsarab,
New Hampshire, USA
Blog: Fabricnfiberfanatic

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"

Bargello headboard Bargello headboard
By: Rona Keith,
New Zealand
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 Bargello Trip Around the World
By: Quiltsbybarb,
Wisconsin, USA
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"

Blue BargelloBowl Blue BargelloBowl
By: Nancy Badertscher,
Georgia, USA
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"

Blue Danube Blue Danube
By: Eli,
Arizona, USA
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"

Bohemian Bargello Bohemian Bargello
By: Bradie Sparrow,
Alberta, Canada
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"

Dennis' Quilt Dennis’ Quilt
By: Deanna,
Utah, USA
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 Fire and Water-Twisted Bargello
By: Tea in MO,
Missouri, USA
Blog: Teaquilts

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 From San Fran to LA
By: Dolores Sedore,
Ontario, Canada
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 Happy 40th Birthday Helen and Alistar
By: Lisa Page,
New Zealand

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"

Happy Birthday Happy Birthday
By: Jen,
Massachusetts, USA
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"

Hearts Hearts
By: Jennine Cetera,
New Jersey, USA

Hand tied heart quilt.

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 56"

Herfst in berg en dal Herfst in berg en dal
By: Katrien Pattyn,
Blog: scrappatch

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"

Hostile too! Hostile too!
By: Debra Germann,
Virginia, USA

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 Hyde Park Bargello
By: Chris Leclerc,
Alberta, Canada

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"

italian bargello italian bargello
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 Mom’s Flower Garden
By: Linda pinnt,
Colorado, USA

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 My Daughter’s Twisted Bargello
By: Judy Danz,
Arizona, USA
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 Northern Lights Free Form Bargello
By: Pamela Boatright,
Oregon, USA
Blog: PamelaQuilts

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"

Orka Vortex Orka Vortex
By: OrkaLoca,
Blog: OrkaLoca

I made this round bargello for a national quilt show with theme “tell me your dream”.
I love orcas and my dream is to see them in the wild.
It won the 2nd prize.

It’s made with hand-dyed cotton in 18 shades of blue and violet.
It’s machine quilted and hand appliqued, with the orca’s fins in

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 35"

Ornamental Bargello Ornamental Bargello
By: Enchie Naini,
Ontario, Canada

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"

Scrappy Bargello Scrappy Bargello
By: Beatrice,
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 Stars and Stripes
By: Mary Kay Davis,
California, USA

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"

Traveling Traveling
By: Mary Smith,
Ohio, USA

This is my mother’s traveling quilt. It has map print on the back.

Quilt size: width: 43" height: 68"

Waves Waves
By: Cindy,
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"

Winter Wonderland Winter Wonderland
By: Brenda Sutherland,
Ontario, Canada
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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This post was published on January 21st, 2011. Post topics: Quilt Gallery, Special Features. Post tags: .

18 Responses to “Vote Now: Bargello Quilts”

  1. I’m having problems voting – both directly through your website and through Facebook. Is it possible that you require one brand of internet browser to be used? I don’t use Explorer, but have several others.

    My vote is for “Traveling”.

  2. Mishka says:

    I sent you an email Jo, hopefully you received it.

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  4. Rosemary says:

    These are all beautiful-but the Bargello Baby Bunny Blankie is definitely my favorite!

  5. Clair says:

    I love the colors and the design of Bargello Baby Bunny
    Blankie …perfect for new baby.

  6. Natalie Yozzo says:

    My fav! The Bargello Baby Bunny Blankie Quilt!

  7. Kathy says:

    I’ve got my text size at medium & still have no view of any quilts below Winter Wonderland. No wonder the last several have no votes!

  8. Mishka says:

    Hi Kathy,

    Winter Wonderland *is* the last quilt to view, so you’re seeing all of them. The voting results are sorted by most votes, once you’ve placed your vote. Prior to voting, they are sorted alphabetically, in the same order as the quilts shown above the poll.


  9. Kari says:

    I am trying to vote, but there are never any buttons! I want to vote for Traveling, but just can’t for some reason. I tried through FB and the blog. I am using Chrome. Would that make a difference??

  10. Kari says:

    Nevermind – suddenly worked!

  11. Marlene Scobbie says:

    Having trouble voting.
    My vote goes to Autumn Waves

  12. Cheryll S says:

    I was unable to vote..trouble with site.
    BUT I would like to vote for Autumn Waves

  13. rena says:

    My vote goes to Autumn Waves


  14. Mishka says:

    Marlene, Cheryl, Rena:

    Voting ended at midnight EST.

  15. Deanna says:

    Thanks to all who voted for Dennis’ Quilt. If you are considering entering a quilt, just do it. Win, lose or draw it is a fun experience.

  16. […] to everyone who entered last week’s Bargello contest. All of the quilts were gorgeous. Thanks also to everyone that took the time to […]

  17. mary says:

    my vote is for scrappy bargello

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