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:

Eileen said...

Looks great, I love bargello.

notes of sincerity said...

Beautifully done! :o)

Dana Gaffney said...

Wow, that came out so beautiful, congratulations.

Impera_Magna said...

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

Congratulations on such a lovely finish!

Editfolt said...

I like bargello. Beautiful colors.

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

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

Lynne said...

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

Milly said...

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.

sewfrench.com said...

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

Karen said...

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

Eileen said...

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

Kathy said...

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.

Lisa at Sun Naturals said...

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

Sarcastic Quilter said...

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

Julie Fukuda said...

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.

Lyanna L. said...

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

Jean said...

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

Rachel said...

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

Rachel Lynn said...

Beautiful!

Rachel @ TheSingingSparrow.com

Jean Cheszek said...

Great quilt with the perfect name!

Maureen T. said...

Your quilt is very cool! Thanks for sharing it.

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

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

Martha said...

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

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