Friday, October 28, 2011

Just Go With The Flow

  It's Blogger's Quilt Festival!  I did a mad dash to get this bound and finished up for today.

Just Go With The Flow


My adventure with this bargello style quilt began with the need for a gift for a wedding.  I was so pleased with the result that I wanted a similar one just for me. 
  Along the way, I posted about my design process and  how I planned it all out.  I based it on the Quick Quarter Trip found in the book, Quick Trip Quilts by Eleanor Burns.   The technique is easy and the sewing goes fast.  My favorite part of this technique is the no cross seams to match. 
  I finished it off with a "leftover " pieced border to use up the remaining 4 inch strips pieces from the top.



  This bargello style quilt finished up at 68" by 53". 
And the name----Just Go With the Flow.  This is admission time....it is named for the goof, the mistake made in sewing the rows together.
 In this post  I revealed that I sewed the first two rows together in reverse and how I revised by plan to keep from un-sewing. 
 


As I was quilting it, I was trying to come up with a name.  I was zipping along quilting swirls in an all over pattern, and realized I was going with the flow.   Light bulb moment.....design change from a mistake, and relaxing from a stressful week by FMQ equals just go with the flow. 










   A big Thank You to Amy's Creative Side for hosting the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  Drop by and see what bloggers have finished up to show.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stitching.

23 comments:

  1. Wow, that came out so beautiful, congratulations.

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  2. You're amazing, girl... not only faster than the speed of light, you turn out gorgeous quilts!

    Congratulations on such a lovely finish!

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  3. I like bargello. Beautiful colors.

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  4. Mistake? What mistake? Yep, looks great. Love the name--a good reminder to all quilters!

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  5. It looks amazing! I just have to try one - one day!

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  6. Great quilt. I tried a Bargello quilt once. You make it sound so easy but mine is still a WIP! Well done for making two of them.

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  7. I've never made a bargello quilt. You are really tempting me!

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  8. It's great to see your Bargello quilt. Lovely colours. There's so much work in this. What a great gift!

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  9. That is a beautiful quilt. I don't see a flaw in how it all turned out. Lovely. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  10. Your final outcome on this quilt is lovely. I have not tried bargello piecing, but seeing your wonderful results may encourage me to look into the how tos.

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  11. Lovely quilt and a perfect name for such a cute story.

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  12. Oh I just love me a good bargello and this is a GOOD bargello! So pretty. :)

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  13. I never sew by machine and the very thought of un-sewing something is one reason. I think you are not only good at managing the machine but coming up with inovative designs.

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  14. Great job on your quilt - love the name and especially the idea to just go with the flow =)

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  15. beautiful! I love it! Bargello quilts are fun to make.

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  16. Lovely. You would never know there was a "mistake."

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  17. Beautiful!

    Rachel @ TheSingingSparrow.com

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  18. Great quilt with the perfect name!

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  19. Your quilt is very cool! Thanks for sharing it.

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  20. Haha, great quilt! Sometimes a mistake just makes for a new design opportunity!

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  21. This is a stunning quilt...thank you for sharing.

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