Friday, October 16, 2009

Christmas Bargello

Another quilt finish! I took the last few stitches in the binding on this one just before I had to leave to deliver this quilt to the quilt show for this weekend's quilt show.

My quilt was inspired by a pattern on Bonnie Hunter's website called, Scrappy Bargello.

My version of this quilt continues the same fabric across the quilt from left to right, unlike Bonnie's scrappier version where the fabric choices change for each block across the quilt. Since my quilt is made from Christmas fabrics, I am calling my version Christmas Bargello.

I started this quilt on Feb 3, 2008 - Super Bowl weekend. I joined my good friend Linda that weekend in making this quilt. Several other quilters on the Internet were making the same quilt and we started calling the event, Bargellobowl.

Linda and I finished our quilts to the flimsy stage early this year and I quilted mine on March 15 and Linda's on March 22. Linda was faster to finish off her binding. I guess I needed a deadline like the show to prompt me to finish off the last few feet of binding.