Saturday, January 04, 2014

Scrappy Bargello All Day Long!

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 What a super charged day!

The Garland Quilt Guild gang met at Fabric Fanatics in Plano for a Scrappy Bargello Sew-a-thon ---and boy did we SEW!

This workshop is much more like a quilter’s day camp than a “wrack your brain around something new and mind numbing” and was PERFECT as our day number 5 class day!

The instructions are simple, and you can find the pattern for Scrappy Bargello under the free patterns tab at the top of the blog.

The class members just had to come with a mess of 2-1/2” strips, be they scraps or jelly rolls and the fun began.

We sewed panels, pressed them so they’d nest after we cut our loops, sewed them into tubes sliced, opened, rearranged, and before lunch time we had full panels being shown!

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But THIS whole baby quilt top was made before lunch – Power sewing, Ya’ll!

The baby version was made with 4 panels -- each with 5 stair steps instead of 6 and the panels are 20 strips long instead of 32.  It measures 40" X 40" before borders.  We decided it doesn't NEED borders!

The lap size quilt has a center that measures 48” X 64” BEFORE borders, so it really is a generous couch size by the time you get the borders on there.  Of course, once they saw how easy it was – lap quilt projects quickly turned into full sized bed projects in an effort to use up MORE FABRIC in 2014!

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Gossip around the cutting table!

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Two trouble makers hard at it!

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We even had one handsome fella in the bunch!  Thanks for putting up with all of us, Stephen!

Check out the slide show below to see our progress and all of the fun fabrics being used.  Click the image below if you can’t view the slide show on your mobile device.  You’ll be taken to the photo album for viewing.

Scrappy Bargello, Plano, TX 2014

We said good-bye to Plano when class was over and are now up in McKinney --just a bit up the road!
Today's agenda is a Texas Braid workshop with Quilt Asylum in McKinney ---and here we go again!

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  1. Oh this looks so like a fun group time you had! Nice bargellos all. thanks for the looksee into your class...love those pix...hugs, Julierose

  2. Thank you for sharing your adventures Bonnie!

  3. So happy does everyone look, wish I was part of it. Very impressed with the lady who got the top together before lunch. Very pretty it is too. Will be having a go at this one for definite.

  4. These quilts are beautiful! Thank you for all the pictures. I love seeing everyone's progress:) I will have to make one of these quilts soon.


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