fabric ideas for a new bargello quilt

A New Bargello Quilt?

Tags: bargello, online workshops, patchwork, quilt thoughts, quilting fabric

Every time I review my Bargello Seasons (online quilting class for Bargello beginners) to add updates, I am inspired to design a new Bargello quilt. It has been a while since I made one, in fact, I didn't even make one last year which is unusual for me. Does that mean I need to make two this year? Perhaps!

If you have ever made a Bargello quilt before you will know that it is made up of color runs (or shades of color ranging from light to dark, or vice versa). Often I use two or more colors in a Bargello quilt, but sometimes only one. I'm wondering what I should do this time. Perhaps you can help me decide which group of colors to choose from.

I have a nice range of green...

green color run of fabrics

or blue and yellow. I love the 'bridge' fabric that has blue and yellow which joins the to colors nicely together.

yellow and blue color run of fabrics

or perhaps I could go "outside the box" and try something different, like browns.

brown color run of fabrics

Interesting, I just used the 'bridge fabric from the blue and yellow group here with the browns to make a brown and blue combination which looks rather good too.

blue and brown color run of fabrics with bridging fabric

What do you think? Maybe I will keep searching and see what else I come up with. 

If you have not made a Bargello before and are interested in trying, join me in my online workshop - it's one of my favorites. We make four different Bargellos (I use four different fabric groups to represent the four seasons) but you can use any colors you like. You can read more information about it here: Bargello Seasons online class

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I like the last color run the best. I think I will look for a similar color run for my bargello. Thanks


Of the group, I think that I like the blue and brown color grouping. But, to be honest, I’ve always been partial to blue and brown together!


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