Irish Patchwork Society, IPS has given us a theme to create quilts. The theme is ” There is always one“.
There is always one seam not matching. There is always one colour quite not fitting. There is always one fabric not right. Or something. I can say a lot with that relating patchwork quilt!
I spent sometime pondering those ideas but none of them were quite inspireingg.
Then a bulb lit up! There is always one Bargello or Lone Star quilt in a quilt show, at least one. Don’t you think?
Since the required size is A2, I didn’t think Lone Star quilt would fit well. Also I actually never made Bargello even though I have thought how to make it many times.
The thing about Bargello is they look impressive but not difficult to make but getting right fabrics is the biggest hurdle. Since I was making only A2 size quilt, I might have enough fabric for it, I thought.
Next step was to draft the pattern which was mind bending. I sat at my PC with drawing program on and battled it until I was happy over two days.
I wanted to create a circle shape and two colour scheme crossing over. And this is the result.