Monday, December 24, 2018

Jelly Roll Bargello quilt

Recently when I was sorting thru my batiks for the last Blog hop for this year’s ambassadors (Blog hop in January) I realized I had put a pack of 2 1/2” strips and matching yardage in the same box that I didn’t touch since I pretty much got the fabrics this summer.
This fabric line is called Lavendula by Island Batik
at the same time I saw a pattern by Annie’s called “I used to be a layer cake” and the notes said you can also use a jelly roll! and it’s a BARGELLO quilt!
So of course I got the pattern (I get it from Annie’s as an affiliate)
and I went to work!
Now the 2 1/2” strip set I had, has 2 of each fabric of 20 fabrics, so it was easy to keep track of and I sewed them together how they were in the pack!
After sewing them together and sub-cutting after the directions, I laid out the strips, it was at this point that I realized that it was NOT mirror imaged in the pattern, but I really liked the look of it, so I kept going Winking smile
(what’s on the floor goes in the middle, but I ran out of space)
Here is what it looked like after I sewed 2 sections together across
and sections of 4
and 8 sections

and here’s the whole top together! it measured 41” x 57” I believe
I quilted feathers and swirls all over it and added a dark purple binding
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I liked it so much I hung it in our dining room!
It’s definitely a pattern I’ll try again with a layer cake or jelly roll!


Vicki in MN said...

Oh Bea, this is just just stunning! I got the same pack as you, love that fabric, haven't decided what to make with mine yet. Merry Christmas!

Gene Black said...

I love it. I want to do a bargello quilt but I have to find a pattern that I like for the cutting widths.

Go-Go Kim said...

Stunning quilt!

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous quilt! I have helped people make them, but neer have done one myself. It looks perfect in your dining room.

JJ said...

I love how it turned out. I had Lavendula and used it this summer for a project. I really like the colors.

Shasta Matova said...

The fabric is beautiful and you showcased it so wonderfully! Love the bargello quilt!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Beautiful, Bea! I love that fabric line!

Barb said...


Susan said...

It looks great hanging on that wall, too!

Emily said...

Beautiful! And it looks really great on your dining room wall!!

Michele said...

I really like this! I was gifted a pack of batik strips so I might use this idea to use them up.