Welcome to the world of Bargello, a style of quilt that is reminiscent of the Op Art of the 1960s, filled with movement and the illusion of depth thanks to the placement of the fabric's color and value. In fact, they’re inspired by a type of straight stitch embroidery found in the Bargello Palace in Florence, Italy. Deceptively complex-looking, bargello quilts are easy enough for beginners, and easier still combined with precut strips of 2½" wide fabric.
Karin Hellaby’s newest book, Jelly Roll Bargello Quilts, explains the process clearly with easy-to-follow instructions, visual diagrams, and step-by-step photography. Karin, a world-renowned quiltmaking instructor, takes the reader on a journey through moe than 14 small, quilt-in-a-day projects such as table runners, pillows, wallhangings, and lap quilts.
Inside Jelly Roll Bargello Quilts
- For all levels of experience: Anyone who can sew a straight seam will love these patterns and advanced quilters will enjoy the colorplay and clever piecework
- Technique included: A comprehensive introduction to stitching bargello designs will get quilters up to speed on the simple technique of sewing strip sets and joining them into a tube which is cut into necessary widths.