Bargello quilt display for Beginner's Bargello online workshop

Quilts from Students in My Online Class

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Today I wanted to share with you some of my students quilts made in my online Bargello workshop for beginners. In this workshop, students make four different quilts. I presented the Bargellos as seasons to give a different color palette for each quilt. Of course the student isn't committed to use the same colors I have, but it can be helpful discovering different sets of colors.

Lesson One: We start with Spring which is the easiest design. This gets students started in bargello techniques. Here is a photo of Claudine's Spring Bargello. She added some 3-d applique flowers as an extra highlight.

Claudine's spring bargello quilt

Claudine's Spring Bargello

Susan enjoyed the process so much that she made extra strips to make a bigger quilt...

Susan's spring Bargello quilt extended to make it larger

Susan's spring Bargello

Lesson Two: Summer is the next quilt and it is made a little more difficult with all the matching seams and a change in the design line. Following is a quilt made by Beate Vetter. Beate used some of the leftover Bargello strips to extend the border. The warm colors definitely give a summer feel to the quilt.

Beate's summer Bargello quilt

Beate's Summer Bargello

Carolyn's Summer is a different set of colors, but definitely still tending towards summer.

Carolyn's summer Bargello quilt

Carolyn's Summer Bargello

Lesson Three: Autumn is our third lesson of the workshop. This is where I introduce the students to fracture strips. Christine Piepmeier made her quilt into this beautiful tote as an alternative to make the quilt.


Christine's autumn Bargello made into a tote

Christine's Autumn Bargello

Beate's Autumn Bargello quilt

Beate's Autumn Bargello was published
in a German magazine

Lesson Four: And lastly Winter Bargello. This last design is my favorite probably because it is the most complicated. For this Bargello design we repeat the design and reflect it removing some of the fabrics as we go. What fun! Here is a photo of Virginia Smith's Winter Bargello.

Virginia's winter Bargello quilt

Virginia's Winter Bargello

Jen added some extra pieced sections around the border to extend it.

Jen's winter Bargello quilt with extended border

Jennifer's Winter Bargello

And instead of making 4 small quilts, two students put theirs together to make a large quilt. Julie stuck with the seasonal theme whereas Patty used similar colors throughout all Bargello. Don't they look amazing!

Julie's Bargello season quilts made into a large quilt

Julie's Bargello Seasons quilt

Patty's Bargello season quilts use similar colors for all sections and made into a large quilt

Patty used similar colors and put the quilts together into one large quilt too

This workshop is one of my favorite. I have been running it for 20 years and students still tell me it is one of the best ways of learning the Bargello techniques with its easy and detailed instructions. If you are eager to give it a try, visit my website here for more information: Bargello for Beginners. You will definitely have fun with this.

Happy Quilting!

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