SIMPLY SOPHISTICATED DESIGN WITH A TASTE OF THE UNEXPECTED.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Bargello




 jill here....Spring finally arrived with a gust of warmer weather.  I'm certainly grateful that there is movement in the right direction.  The seasonal change caused me to switch out the kitchen soffit display, with the help of my ladder lifting husband.  Even he was agreeable.

I have a large collection of rabbits and bird houses but decided on the "less is more".  The quilt can hold it's own.  I made it over 10 years ago but alas, there is no label.  The pattern was designed by Marge Edie in  Bargello Quilts, ( Martingale in 1994).  It is one traditional style, evolving from needlepoint embroidery, that truly intrigues me.



Fireflies (as named by the designer) was somewhat of a technical challenge.  Once the strata were created, they were strip pieced to a gridded foundation.  Lots of little pieces, all rectilinear in shape, create the curvilinear shapes with they're staggered values.  Of course, the value gives it the depth and focus (wander where you've heard that before)! The lights next to the darks give it that luminescent quality.  I added a quilted layer with a few curves and faced the edge.  This baby is heavy.

Okay, one birdhouse adjacent to the quilt!

Our wren house has a new base and a vacancy sign out.
'Till next Tuesday...







2 comments:

  1. Yes, very spring-y! Happy April 1st!

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  2. Lovely quilt; lovely arrangement!

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