Here's Bargello like you've never seen it before: stunning quilts full of free-form twists, turns, and 3-D effects that look like op art paintings. The biggest surprise is how simple these quilts are to make! Designer Ruth Ann Berry shows you how to use easy, straight-line strip piecing to create the illusion of curves in motion. This book contains 8 projects with complete instructions, plus directions on how to create your own designs. Slice up your stash-novelty fabrics and even ugly fabrics look good when cut up for Bargello piecing. Large-scale quilts look spectacular on a bed or on the wall.
Ruth Ann Berry owned a pharmacy for many years before converting it into a quilt shop. She writes quilt books and patterns with a focus on Bargello and other three-dimensional or geometric styles. She lives in Fife Lake, Michigan.
Introduction ProcessOverviewAtthe Fabric Store Tools and Supplies BargelloQuilt Construction Cutthe Fabric into Strips Construct Strip Sets Use the Design Chart CutBargello Strips Constructthe Vertical Columns Sew Together the Vertical Columns Add BordersProjectsBusyScribble on Solid BackgroundBatikiello Showersof Flowers SolidScribble on Busy BackgroundMoodyBlues Daysof Pie TheTwo-Color ContrastVineand Branches LavenderDreams SolidScribble on Straight LinesTotalPlaidness Asleepat the Beach FinishIt Layerand Quilt Bind Make a Quilt LabelGallery DesignYour Own Toolsand Supplies Set up the Design Chart Draw the Scribble A Repertoire of DesignTricks Set the Column Widths Fill in the Background Calculate YardageAboutthe Author