Fairly quick to stitch while watching TV this month. Fun to arrange.
Then sewed through the whole thing on certain hexies, little gold beads.
That's the good news... as to my Bargello quilt from 2.5" strips (Bonnie Hunter design)
It was okay to arrange the 12" squares...
and I made 12 of them, 3 X 4
I realize I merged a true bargello look (zig zag) and a trip around the world look, and that caused some issue in construction as the blocks wouldn't nest after being turned.
It was okay to sew the blocks together across in sets of 3's
Then the bloom fell off the rose, it was no longer fun, but aggravating and tedious.
As we all know, when you're in this deep you keep going.
The seams flip. The edges don't quite meet, the whole thing is an exercise in endurance.
This is a close up of the center
I didn't like the way the white blocks came together after it was all stitched so I put a quick heart shape to see if I liked it more.
They'll need to be appliqued
So now the center is 36.5 X 48.5"
I wanted a throw size, so borders have to be chosen.
Argh, more good fabric on a quilt I don't love...
Or just the red?
this may be the back since I do like it, there's enough and I've been saving it for a while. It's pretty busy as a border choice...
I had an art quilt meeting this week, which was lots of fun, and met at a LQS named Holly's Fabric Cabin...
Look at their notion tree
So I purchased a few items for my own gifts...well if Milo can have early presents so can I!
So, I got to use my Christmas stash, and now there is still no room in the drawer... how can that be?
I didn't get around to the icicle beaded ornaments, but still could this week during some down time.
If you feel like giving feedback on the bargello quilt, please comment.
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