Monday, February 04, 2008

snow day bargello



I had a snow day Friday and used it to work on my bargello.
Like Bonnie, I am a thrift store plaid shirt fan, and a popular class here is when I have a simple pattern and a plaid exchange. People come with at least 4 whole shirts, I have a table for each shade and have my plaids scattered. People mix and match and come out with a wonderful assortment. I am always amazed at the variety and wonder where those shirts were when I was at the thrift.
My strips were up on the board and l liked how it looked with one set uncut so I left it that way--added an asymmetry to the whole thing.
I am not going to put on borders--"engaging the edge" (a phrase from Weeks Ringle).

9 comments:

Nana's Quilts said...

How terrific. I have a friend who said he was cleaning out his shirt closet, so I put my dibs on whatever he had. I will review them for important work (like quilting)and then go from there. :-) But it would also be a fun event for my quilt group to have a plaid shirt "gathering". We have had a couple of other 'events' that I have gleaned from others blogs - thanks for all the good ideas.

Have a great Wednesday.
Marne

Darcie said...

What a great-looking quilt! I love it!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Now that's a cuddly one!

Tracey in CT said...

This one looks like a great one for cuddling on the couch!

atet said...

That one looks lovely -- and I love the fact that this one will be going to the edge of the design. What fun work!

Carol E. said...

Love the soft look of this quilt.

Dawn said...

Oh it is so wonderful! I"m getting really hooked on all these plaids!

Sara said...

Super idea to leave one section uncut. I think I'll try that on my next bargello for Pine Ridge reservation. I'm all for creative thoughts that also make the work less or easier.

Anonymous said...

I recognize some of those plaids!

Great quilt, Lynn!!

Sharon