by toogie 27 Jun 2022

Good morning Cuties! I wanted to show you this because it is a quilt I have been wanting to make. I realize I seem to show a lot of quilts but this one seemed to come out so well, even I am surprised. -lol- You start with 20 colors and make strip sets, that you then subcut into various widths. When I asked our QOV leader if we had 20 different fabrics she said certainly and gladly provided them to me. Although, she did think I was crazy and told me so-lol-for attempting this. She said another quilter tried it years ago and it took her years to complete. Well I agree at times I might seem crazy🙄😉 but by sticking with it, I made it in less than a week. I did have to number and lay everything out as I cut so it didn’t get confusing. I also was uncertain of my placement of colors as I didn’t know which order was best. I will show the strip set that I made 4 of for this size of 57x73. I will also have to get a dark blue fabric, to add a 4 inch border all around, to bring it up to size we give.

I made this from a book by Eileen Wright, called More Twist and Turn Bargello Quilts. This particular pattern is Misty Morning. Although I understood the concept of Bargello’s and have made runners before, I really desired to make this in red, white and blue because it looks like it’s waving. I also think it would be gorgeous in blues like a waterfall. So many possibilities! By the way, I sent our leader a picture of this top and she exclaimed “Oh my word…how BEAUTIFUL!!!!” She also said how can I give someone something this beautiful after I’ve made it!? The veterans receiving it have given us something much more precious, so it’s easy for me and wish I could do more. I hope you feel my excitement at trying something new and still enjoy my quilt shows-lol Have a blessed day my Cuties❤️Toogie

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by grammaheh1 25 Sep 2022

Absolutely Gorgeous!

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toogie by toogie 25 Sep 2022

Thank you!

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by lilylady 24 Sep 2022

Beautiful! Your work is amazing!

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toogie by toogie 25 Sep 2022

Thank you very much!

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by cfidl 24 Sep 2022

Wowzer! Quite impressive especially knowing you did it in a week!

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toogie by toogie 25 Sep 2022

Thanks C !

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by airyfairy 24 Sep 2022

It looks amazing Toogie.

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toogie by toogie 25 Sep 2022

Thanks S!

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by sewdoctor 24 Sep 2022

Absolutely beautiful! Well done Toogie!

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toogie by toogie 25 Sep 2022

Thank you!

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by pennyhal2 18 Sep 2022

The graphic design of this quilt really kept me intrigued with it for quite a while. I can see where having a system to keep track of it all is a "must do" to get such a brilliant creation! Love it!

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toogie by toogie edited 18 Sep 2022

I’m glad you like it. It’s finished except for the binding. I’m anxious to see how the quilter quilted it. I am supposed to get it Thursday if my back is better to go pick it up.

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by brendalea 12 Sep 2022

Another great quilt. It is one on my bucket list. One day.
Happy Stitching Brenda Lea G

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toogie by toogie edited 12 Sep 2022

Thank you Brenda. I say go for it! If you can read a graph the rest is easy, not as hard as you might think. Did you look below? I added a border.

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by stork 25 Aug 2022

Bargello quilts are so mesmerizing. Your top is wonderful!!!

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toogie by toogie 12 Sep 2022

Thank you Tonya

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by shirley124 25 Aug 2022

So beautiful. Hugs

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toogie by toogie 12 Sep 2022

Thank you Shirley

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by peafarm 25 Aug 2022

I was thinking Bargello before I finished reading about this. Boy it really fools the eye too--yes looks like it is waving in the wind. Beautiful with beautiful colors.

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toogie by toogie 12 Sep 2022

Thank you Patti

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by anitapatch 21 Jul 2022

You are too good. Amazing work

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toogie by toogie 21 Jul 2022

Thank you Anita. Some people are good to come up with these patterns and thank goodness, if I can't figure it out by looking at the picture, I can still read and follow a pattern. Did you see the pictures I added below? I put the border on after getting enough of the dark blue fabric, so now I have made two of these quilts, but just alike.

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by basketkase 19 Jul 2022

Omg Toogie...this is stunning!

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toogie by toogie edited 19 Jul 2022

Thank you Vicki, I have since then but a border on it and made a second just like it, look below.

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by grammaheh1 19 Jul 2022

Absolutely gorgeous! It must have taken forever to make this.

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toogie by toogie edited 19 Jul 2022

You would find it hard to believe if I told you 4 days, so I’m not saying-lol Thanks
My group was speechless to see I made 5 (60x80) quilt tops since our last meeting. We meet every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Our last meeting was June 23 and we met July 14, so a 3 week span.

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by toogie edited 19 Jul 2022

Here were my 5 strips sets I made, but I only used 4 for each quilt top. Twenty different color strips arranged the same order in each set.
First one with border added
Second one on top queen bed

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by sewpam 19 Jul 2022

Beautiful. It reminds me of a flag waving in the wind. The placement is perfect. I have been wanting to make a similar quilt, at this time I am chicken.

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toogie by toogie 19 Jul 2022

I just finished a second one yesterday. I had to make it exactly like this one because I had already made one strip set. The pattern said to make 5 (20 strips) sets. It only took 4 so instead of ripping out or wasting, I made 3 more sets for a second one. Once you learn the process and reading the graphs, it’s really very easy. Don’t be scared. I was mostly concerned with color placement because I wasn’t sure how they would fall in the design. Each set has to be in the same order as the first before you start cutting again.

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by dailylaundry 28 Jun 2022

Oh, Toogie - this is beautiful!!! Well done!!

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toogie by toogie 29 Jun 2022

Thank you Laura!

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by sebsews 28 Jun 2022

Turned out beautifully done. You amaze me with how you choose colors and patterns.

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toogie by toogie 29 Jun 2022

I wasn’t sure at all about placement so I guess I just lucked up, because I was amazed myself-lol thanks

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by rachap 28 Jun 2022

Beautiful!!Your red, white and blue is perfect for a QOV. You should try an all blue, I did one with blue batiks because I wanted a quilt that looks like Lake Michigan. They are amazing to see the design emerging, aren't they?

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toogie by toogie 29 Jun 2022

Exciting yes! I love Bargello or some of them, at least. Would love to see yours. Thanks

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by dragonflyer 28 Jun 2022

Oh, Toogie...this is gorgeous...and that does not do it justice. The recipient will be overwhelmed to receive this...

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toogie by toogie 29 Jun 2022

Thank you K, I’m not sure who it will go to but I hope I can be there to see it presented.

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by sdrise 28 Jun 2022

OMG this is amazing!! It is beautiful .... Great work ! Anyone would be lucky to get this quilt. I think the waterfall version would be stunning also!

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toogie by toogie 28 Jun 2022

I do and I just wish I had the blues! The fabric blues, not the blues-lol- you know what I mean. Thanks, I’m glad you like it.

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by pennifold 28 Jun 2022

Hi Carolyn, ooh! this is absolutely stunning. I'd love to keep this one, but I know your passion for the QOV's and I bet there will be lots of broken hearts when there is more than one veteran who might want this. Stunning work, once again. Love Chri

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toogie by toogie 28 Jun 2022

Hi Chris, I am assuming you’re speaking to me, Toogie. Lol- My leader said as much too, how could I give away? I know I can always make another if I do desire. I like the challenge of trying something different. Thanks for looking, commenting. I hope you are getting the help with your mum, you so desperately need. ❤️Toogie

pennifold by pennifold 29 Jun 2022

Yes, of course I am speaking to you he,he he!!!! Sorry I was replying to Carolyn on another post and had her name on my mind, sorry for putting the wrong name in. Love Chris

P.S. I've sent you a PM

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by robertahilde 27 Jun 2022

This is breathtaking! Cheers Roberta

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toogie by toogie 27 Jun 2022

Thank you, Roberta.

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by sewmadau 27 Jun 2022

Simple stunning.

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toogie by toogie 27 Jun 2022

Thank you.

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by shirley124 27 Jun 2022

So beautiful. Will look super when the border is added. hugs

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toogie by toogie 27 Jun 2022

I talked to Sharon today and she is getting my border fabric ready for me. Thank you

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by pcteddyb 27 Jun 2022

WoW - Beautiful!

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toogie by toogie 27 Jun 2022

Thanks!

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by markus 27 Jun 2022

Wow

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toogie by toogie 27 Jun 2022

Thank you

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by designergal37 27 Jun 2022

All I can say is "WOW".

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toogie by toogie 27 Jun 2022

Thank you!
Welcome to Cute!

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by crafter2243 Moderator 27 Jun 2022

OUTSTANDING!!

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toogie by toogie 27 Jun 2022

Thanks!

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by 02kar Moderator 27 Jun 2022

Oh my goodness, it is stunning! Kudos to you for attempting this in spite of being told you were crazy to try it. Keep being crazy, please.

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toogie by toogie 27 Jun 2022

I’m afraid I have no choice but to remain my crazy self!🤪thanks Kar

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by sharonleekesner 27 Jun 2022

Honestly, I thought I was looking at crochet! This is absolutely gorgeous. Great job and I love your Veteran sentiments. Truly honorable.

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toogie by toogie 27 Jun 2022

Great to see you comment! I’m glad you like it but had to laugh when you thought it was crochet. I have seen crochet thinking it was quilting so we are even. You can now laugh at me😂 Thanks for looking

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