Blue Bargello Quilt Pattern
Create a simple and elegant quilt in shades of sky blue with this free bargello pattern!
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Nothing says modern elegance like bargello quilts, with their movement, simple lines, and bursts of color. If you've always wanted to try creating your own bargello quilt pattern, then you're in luck, because FaveQuilts is here to give you exactly what you want. This Blue Bargello Quilt Pattern is the perfect combination of style and simple quilting, and is the ultimate quick project that looks like it took weeks to make. This free bargello quilt pattern is a fabulous twist on traditional strip quilts and is a wonderful way to play with color value in quilting. If you've fallen in love with the hypnotizing movement of bargellos, be sure to download the free PDF pattern and keep reading for handy step-by-step instructions.
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Project TypeMake a Project
Quilt Size65.5 inches wide x 80 inches long
Time to CompleteWeekend project
2 – Jelly Rolls (40 ct each, ranging from lights to dark fabrics)
*Note: I used 2 jelly roll packs that have doubles of each color so you can get the same lights and darks twice throughout the quilt. I am using Artisan Spirit Shimmer Pre Cut in Blue Lagoon.
- ½ yard – Binding
- 4 ½ yards – Backing
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How to Make a Bargello Quilt
Steps for Making Your Blue Bargello Quilt
First, you will sew one jelly roll pack ranging from darks to lights on their longest side. For this quilt, the layout is Dark, Light, Dark, Light.
Repeat step one in the exact same color way.
Next, take the bottom of your jelly roll strips and sew them to the top of your strips, right sides together, to form a tube-like shape.
With one tube strip set, cut your strips in this order. Place them off to the side and keep them same order as well. 1 ½” , 2 “, 2 ½”, 2 ¾”, 3”, 2 ¾”, 2 ½”, 2”, 1 ½”, 1 ¼”, 1 ½” , 2 “, 2 ½”, 2 ¾”, 3”, 2 ¾”, 2 ½”, 2”, 1 ½”.
With the strips you had cut in step 4, you are going to undo one seam starting at a dark color. Now, gradually move your colors upward undoing the next color until you have reached your 1 ¼” strip, which will be your lighter color.
Continuing on with step 5, now you will still be undoing a seam and moving downwards until you have undone your last 1 ½” strip, which will have your darker fabric at the top again.
Sew your strips together from step 5 and 6 on their longest side. You now have half the quilt pieced together.
Next, with your second tube strip set, cut your strips in this order. Place them off to the side and keep them in same order as well. 1 ½” , 2 “, 2 ½”, 2 ¾”, 3”, 2 ¾”, 2 ½”, 2”, 1 ½”, 1 ¼”, 1 ½” , 2 “, 2 ½”, 2 ¾”, 3”, 2 ¾”, 2 ½”, 2”, 1 ½”.
With the strips you had cut in step 8, you are going to undo one seam, starting at a dark color. Now, gradually move your colors downward, undoing the next color until you have reached your 1 ¼” strip, which will be your lighter color.
Continuing on with step 9, now you will still be undoing a seam and moving upwards until you have undone your last 1 ½” strip, which will have your darker fabric at the top again.
Sew your strips together from step 9 and 10 on their longest side. You now have the other half the quilt pieced together.
Lastly, sew step 7 on the left side of step 11 to complete your quilt top.
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