Another class I took recently was on Bargello. Here is the book we purchased.
First, we decided on which pattern we wanted to do. I chose this one called Nebula.
Next, I had to choose 20 different fabrics. I decided on blue and yellow since I had never made a blue quilt. They needed to graduate from light to dark.
This process is the hardest for me–so many choices. When the decisions are made the work begins. First I made a key with a sample of all 20 fabrics showing what number each one is.
Next, I cut 2″ strips and sewed 2 separate strip sets together–1 through 10 and 11-through 20. Here is what was left of the two strip sets when I was all finished:
Below is a map of how the strip sets get cut into different width strips and sewn together. The map looks complicated but is really very simple.
Here is a layout of what the strips should look like as your sewing them together. You’ll notice the identical rows on each side of the center. A mirror image. That makes it easy because you sew two of every row.
The final results were very good, I thought. Better than I aimed for it to be. Now the quilting. Stay tuned.