Monday, 17 October 2016

Upcoming Bargello Workshop

We're having a Bargello workshop on November 5th with Roisin McManus from the Quilt Shop Tuam.
Just in case anyone isn't familiar with the term, a Bargello quilt is made of strips of fabric sewn together to create movement. If you can sew a straight seam, you can do this!

You can get the effect of waves, curves and other shapes moving across the quilt top. Even though there are so many curves and shapes on the quilt, there is no curved piecing whatsoever.

All ranges of colours are used, from light to dark. When choosing colours, there are many choices. A common option is a range of shades in a single colour family for a monochromatic quilt. Another choice would be two complementary colours.

The bargello technique can be used to create interesting backgrounds for applique, to showcase landscape prints, and to use up your stash.

These quilts look incredibly difficult, but surprisingly, they are quite easy to make.

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