Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Melinda's Heart Bargello Quilt

Molly brought me this gorgeous Bargello Quilt top she made. 

The Pattern is called "Melindas Heart" by Heidi K. Farmer. 

To decide what to quilt on it, I took a photo of the quilt top, then printed it out on a few regular sheets of paper, and started to doodle some ideas.  The amazing 3-D nature of the quilt design popped out right away, and I was able to distinguish where I wanted the feathers to go, etc.  I also used a water-soluable blue marking pen to draw out all the feathers and lines I wanted right onto the quilt top, so I wouldn't have to spend time thinking about it while it was on my quilting frame.  So most of the work was done before it even got on the frame!









I am pretty happy with the way it turned out.






8 comments:

Joanne said...

You should be happy with how it turned out! The quilt is stunning, and your quilting enhances it even more!♥

flamingodebra said...

Wow! what a gorgeous quilt and phenomenal quilting!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

this is a lovely quilt..your quilting is beautiful....I am a hand quilter myself...but your work is very nice..

ButtonMad said...

Spectacular. That is a real work of art...how fantastic.
Tamara
http://incomparablebuttons.blogspot.com

Susan Brown said...

This quilt is astonishing! Some FB friends stumbled upon this on Pinterest and we have all been searching for the artist who made it! So happy to have found you! Is there a paytern or instructions that can be purchased? sbrown1955@gmail.com

Lorita said...

The quilting is beautiful! I just completed the top of a "Melinda's Heart" in Blues and pink and was wondering how to quilt it. Thank you for your instructions. I'll definitely use your methods! thank you.

Lorita said...

beautiful quilting! thank you for the method of how to quilt this. I just completed Melinda's HEart and was wondering how to get started!

Kelly Teles da Silva said...

Boa Noite amiga-o eu amei o sei Bargelo eu me encanto com isso,gostaria de saber como que voce começa pale medida do bargello quilt gostaria que voce me esplicase e me passar o passo a passo te aguardo Abraço Kelly Brasil!!!