Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Guild's Bargello Raffle Quilt


It's the end of August and my goal was to finish the guild's Bargello raffle quilt before September when I start back quilting for clients.  I am happy to say it is done and hoping this will be a great fundraiser for the guild.  This pattern is called Surf Song from Eileen Wright's book Twist and Turn Bargello.  The guild members gave me the okay to spend extra on custom which was great but after a lot of thought I decided on an edge to edge design.  I really feel that custom quilting on this quilt would not sell more tickets so didn't feel it was necessary to spend the extra money. (That's the down side of being the guild president and the guild's longarmer...I debated this decision in my head for a long time!)  I know how hard it is to sell tickets so keeping the costs within reason was my main goal as this is our main fundraiser. If I though that custom quilting would have sold more tickets then I would have definitely gone that route.


I used a medium blue So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.


The backing is a beautiful blue Shadow Play fabric.


The pantograph is called Curlz.  I like how the swirls create a softness to the piecing and give it a water effect. 


9 comments:

  1. The Bargello came out beautiful!! I really like your choice of the Curlz panto, this will be a great raffle quilt and I hope your quild does well!!
    Karen H

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  2. Gorgeous :D That's a perfect pantograph for it, too.

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  3. I agree with your decision about an over all design. The quilting design you chose works wonderful with the quilt and the quilt itself, no matter what quilting you picked, is wonderful all on its own. Great colors and such a wonderful pattern!

    Good luck to your guild in selling oodles and oodles of tickets.

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  4. Just perfect! As usual you have worked your magic and have outdone yourself! Can hardly wait to see it up close! I shall be buying lots of tickets!!! E

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  5. Kathy, the panto you chose is PERFECT... it flows across the quilt and shows it off so nice! You did good! The quilting guild members always like everything you do! On the downside... it will cost me as I probably will be buying a lot of tickets on this quilt... ha ha! G

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  6. It is awesome, Kathy. I love the swirls and curls. So much motion. Good call. A

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  7. The thread blends over the quilt beautifully, and the pattern you picked gives it such lovely texture without taking away from the design. I think you have made the right choice.

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  8. Oh, wow! Gorgeous! Yes, I agree with your decision 100%!! I would love to make this quilt. Will you share what pattern you used?

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  9. Mary the quilt pattern is called 'Surf Song' from the book by Eileen Wright called 'Twist and Turn Bargello Quilts'.

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