Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Beginning Of My Latest Creation

The pattern is called "twisted bargello." I took a class about ten days ago to learn how to do this type of quilt. Once I got started I just had to keep going until I finished this part. There are 20 fabrics and 1,751 pieces in this quilt top. The smallest piece is 3/4 inch by 1.5 inches.

I still need to add two borders. I'm going to Cabin Fever Quilt Shoppe tomorrow to have them help me pick out those fabrics. I want something quite plain so they don't distract from the main part of the quilt.

These are the colors in our bedroom. Once it's finished, it will hang on the wall directly behind our bed. That wall has been blank for nearly five years. Every time I walk in the room I think, that spot needs something. I didn't want anything heavy there that would fall on us during the night; a quilt is light and perfect.

I have lots of other projects so I'm on to the next one.
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dykewife said...

that's gorgeous! it seems like a very complicated pattern.

i'm glad your sister is doing better. i hope she continues to progress in her recovery

Cindi said...

What a beautiful quilt. You should be proud of yourself. My sewing machine is in dire need of repair (and I'm in even more dire need of time to use it).
Cindi (Neil's sis)

Creamy Silver said...

It is mesmerizing and beautiful! I know it will be stunning in your bedroom.

blogauthor said...

Hello from New Zealand ... wanted to stop by and check on Vicky .. sounds like the news is very good... more later when I'm home!

Rhonda said...

absolultely beautiful!
I love love love that quilt!