|Twisted Bargello, the top is finished|
but that's as far as I got.
I wanted an easy quilt but something more than a simple strip set, to challenge the skills of the new quilters without making life TOO difficult. The aim is to encourage, not discourage.
I put together a small stack of things that I had in the drawer, where I had at least four strips of each fabric. Here's my pallet.
|Start with dark brown, through beige, to light with a blue|
print, and end up with the teal/blue on the other end.
Once you have all the strips you're using sewn into a set, you cut them apart across the sewn seams, How big or small you cut them is up to you.
If you want lots of movement, you cut them different sizes, anywhere from an inch wide to three inches wide for example, with increments of a half inch, and your strips can move from large to small to large to small to -- well, you get it. That's what was done in my wall hanging.
If you want a very even spread, you cut them the same size as your original strips. In my case that is what I chose. It's a beginner's bargello, and I'm trying to make it simple and use it as a teaching tool - Bargello 101.
I think we can do some interesting color progressions with this stash, don't you think? They all look pretty piled up like that. Why not have a bunch of them in the same quilt?
Wish me luck...sew on!