Wedding Quilt, 75 x 84”, tutorial by Molly at Purl Bee
Ruth Ann Bargello quilt, 42 x 56”, free pattern by Marinda Stewart for Michael Miller Fabrics
Delectable Bargello, 74 x 92”, a quilt made from half square triangles; tutorial by Cindy Carter at Carter Quilter
Breakfast in Bed Placemat tutorial by Amy Friend at During Quiet Time
Twilight Garden Bargello Quilt, 47 x 82", free pattern by Sally Ablett at Fabric Freedom
Ombre Bargello Quilt, 45" x 35" or 44" x 42", free pattern at Robert Kaufman Fabrics
Bohemian Bird, 50 x 50", by Marinda Stewart for Michael Miller Fabrics
Cultivate, 48 x 60", fabric by Elissa Barbieri and free pattern by Bonnie Mitchell for Clothworks
Bargello Wall quilt, 40 x 26", inspired by Rolling Prairie from designer Mabeth Oxenreider at All People Quilt
Smitten Quilt, 71 x 85", fabric by Barb Tourtillotte and free pattern by Stephanie Sims for Clothworks
Windsong by Ellen Maxwell for Michael Miller Fabrics
Willow Garden by Nancy Rink for the Willow and At Home in the Woods collections by McKenna Ryan at Hoffman Fabrics
Savannah Lap Quilt by Stephanie Sims for the Savannah Collection by Christine Graf at Clothworks
When landscape prints are cut into bargello strips, they create a kind of surreal, David Hockney-type appearance, as in the Desert Nite quilt shown below.
Desert Nite by Marinda Stewart for Michael Miller Fabric
Amish Bargello Quilt, from the Scrappy Bargello tutorial by Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville from her Scrappy Bargello tutorial
Navajo Winter by Jinny Beyer. Reminiscent of a Navajo rug, this design is created by arranging a repeat of mirrored and non-mirrored versions of a single block.
Rectangle Bargello, inspired by designer Amanda Murphy at All People Quilt
Poppies, free pattern by Deb Mosa at Classic Cottons. Go to their free patterns page and scroll down to see the download, or, view the pattern here.
Frequently, bargello quilts are made by sewing strips together to form a tube, then slicing through the tube crosswise. The resulting tubes are un-stitched at different seams, then laid side-by-side to create the staggered appearance of the quilt. A video by Alex Anderson with Margie Edie (below) provides a nice introduction to the technique.
October Lights Quilt - part 1 - by Marge Edie with Alex Anderson as seen at HGTV
For parts 2-4 of this Simply Quilts series, see the October Lights Quilt page.
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