Craftster Community

QUILTING => Quilting: Completed Projects => Topic started by: danynn on August 03, 2011 07:34:26 PM



Title: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: danynn on August 03, 2011 07:34:26 PM
I made this for some friends of mine who are getting married on Saturday (finished it in plenty of time ;) ). When I was thinking on what kind of quilt to make them, I figured that since one of them loves rainbows and the other loves fractals, why not try to make a rainbow fractal quilt? This isn't exactly a fractal, but I figure it's in the spirit of one.



I posted about this one a while back asking how to quilt it. I ended up just doing straight lines on the diagonal through every third or fourth row - very plain but just what I needed for my first ever machine quilt. Don't know if you can see that in this picture, but it gives you a closer view of the fabrics used.





Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: fiddlegirl8 on August 03, 2011 07:42:30 PM
Gorgeous - breathtaking!  I have admired these and those that create them!  Wow.  :D


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: Jhesy on August 03, 2011 07:43:46 PM
Oh wow, that's really amazing. You've renewed my quilting patience!


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: jellybean89 on August 03, 2011 07:46:58 PM
That's a beautiful quilt! :D


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: Sandroo on August 03, 2011 07:49:16 PM
Wow.  That is amazing!


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: Puppy_girl on August 03, 2011 07:54:32 PM
wow.  that is ridiculously awesome!   :o  really beautiful.


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: KLKing on August 03, 2011 07:54:42 PM
That is really gorgeous! At first glance it looked like a Bargello  embroidery. What a lot of patience it must have taken to piece together!


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: Icekibby on August 03, 2011 08:01:59 PM
Wow, that's beautiful!


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: mama24boyz on August 03, 2011 08:17:01 PM
OMG!!  Amazing!!!


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: jo_mama on August 03, 2011 08:25:54 PM
it's stunning.  brilliant.  splendid.  i think that if i were not a freak for rainbows that i would still love it.  you've got some very lucky friends!


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: Homerof2 on August 03, 2011 08:43:26 PM
Oh my goodness, that is beautiful!  What patience you must have had to make it.


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: underthemountain on August 03, 2011 08:49:06 PM
This is awesome.   Was it your intention to be of the female form...or is that just me?


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: gamesofyou on August 03, 2011 10:05:42 PM
I'm fully impressed. This is so lovely!!


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: crazylittlekels on August 03, 2011 11:15:23 PM
This is absolutely fantastic! :D


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: qazicat on August 04, 2011 12:15:40 AM
beautiful quilt.  I love doing bargello in quilts.


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: amalgam on August 04, 2011 12:39:23 AM
I'm always inspired by the Bargello quilts I see here. I'm totally anding this to my Pinterest. :D


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: HSG on August 04, 2011 04:46:54 AM
Out of this world! Rockin'!


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: DreamChild556 on August 04, 2011 04:49:47 AM
LOVE IT!!! So gorgeous!


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: Sadpuppy on August 04, 2011 06:34:56 AM
I am in awe of how amazing that quilt is.  BEAUTIFUL!!!


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: arachnes thumb on August 04, 2011 06:54:41 AM
Awestruck...just awestruck...


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: Eowynt on August 04, 2011 07:02:08 AM
This if fabulous - great job.


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: Eamea on August 04, 2011 07:49:17 AM
Yum!  This is truly wonderful, and I know they'll love it. 


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 04, 2011 08:06:42 AM
Beautifully done!


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: RougeRaven on August 04, 2011 08:17:38 AM
Oh my god that's a hell of a lot of points to match up. This is amazing!


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: chughes225 on August 04, 2011 08:37:04 AM
Beautiful! Amazing work. You have a very lucky friend.


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: Brackish Potato on August 04, 2011 09:26:00 AM
This is an amazing, beautiful quilt! I wisted it!
*wiping drool off chin*


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on August 04, 2011 09:32:07 AM
Holy WOW!  This is amazing!  I don't know that I'll ever learn 'proper' quilting to be able to line up squares and make patterns or do anything anywhere near as amazing as this.  I love rainbows myself, so this would be right up my alley if I were to receive it :)  I hope your friends enjoy and love it.  This rocks!!


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: Belladune on August 04, 2011 09:42:20 AM
um, you rock.  this is the most fabulous thing ever.


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: RachelAS on August 04, 2011 10:12:34 AM
You are an amazing friend, and that is awesome.


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: Mrs_P on August 04, 2011 10:17:30 AM
Wow. WOW. double WOW.  Fabulous work.  That will truly be such a special gift. I wish I had you as my friend!


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: IHeartHookers on August 04, 2011 11:00:31 AM
O.M.G.  You have got some PATIENCE!  That is gorgeous!!


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: FunThreads on August 04, 2011 02:03:53 PM
Absolutely fabulous job!! Beautiful quilt. I just love all the colors and the design. Wow!!!!


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: anderlance on August 04, 2011 02:51:35 PM
I am in awe of your greatness!


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: Tygermane on August 04, 2011 03:55:51 PM
That is gorgeous!!!  Just amazing!  I could stare at this all day!! Great job!!


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: sew-wannabe on August 04, 2011 05:31:37 PM
Very pretty.  Did you take pics of the fabrics before you sliced them up?  I am working on my first bargello quilt top and I find it amazing how the fabric takes on a totally different persona when it is cut up for this type of quilt.


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: PixieSkull on August 04, 2011 06:00:24 PM
Absolutely amazing. And I love the fabric choices SO much!


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: kazyeeqen on August 04, 2011 06:38:11 PM
This is so beautiful.


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: wademinor on August 04, 2011 10:39:54 PM
Absolutely FABULOUS!


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: violentjayne on August 05, 2011 10:47:40 AM
amazing !


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: bananaleg on August 05, 2011 01:21:00 PM
This looks amazing! Your friends are lucky to get such a wonderful gift.


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: BabyCakes8510 on August 05, 2011 04:50:41 PM
That is amazing! I love me some ROY G BIV! Beautiful work.


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: Marley.Janee on August 05, 2011 06:03:14 PM
I love this soo much!


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: I Sew Cute on August 05, 2011 07:02:29 PM
Incredible!!!


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: WeasleyIsMyKing on August 06, 2011 06:18:35 AM
Anything rainbow attracts me! This is beautiful!


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: SimplySandy on August 06, 2011 06:22:07 AM
I bet this one will be hard to part with.  It is beautiful.


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: vintagegirl90 on August 06, 2011 11:34:48 AM
this is amazing! so many teeny tiny pieces! oh my. beautiful!


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: Caboodles on August 06, 2011 12:19:26 PM
Amazing - truly impressive! So many tiny squares and so much detail - your friends are very lucky!

xxx


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: mrsflibble on August 07, 2011 05:01:06 AM
oh my goodness, no words. not one.


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: cheerupem0kidx0x on August 07, 2011 08:50:03 AM
That is crazy beautiful! Wow, it looks like it would be a lot of work to make but so worth it!


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: crafts4others on August 07, 2011 10:31:40 AM
I love the bargello quilts and hope to make one some day. I also love the colors you used.


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: sew-wannabe on August 09, 2011 04:57:50 PM
this is amazing! so many teeny tiny pieces! oh my. beautiful!
The joy of doing this type of quilt is that you sew strips of colors together then sew into a tube.  Then cross cut the tube and pick the seams to stager the color patterns.  You are not working with individual little squares.


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: danynn on August 10, 2011 11:34:26 AM
The joy of doing this type of quilt is that you sew strips of colors together then sew into a tube.  Then cross cut the tube and pick the seams to stager the color patterns.  You are not working with individual little squares.

Dear lord, the very idea terrifies me! I think at one point I calculated there were about 1600 squares in the quilt - I can't imagine doing each of those individually!

Thanks for the kind words, everyone. I'm happy to report that they absolutely loved it. And I was forgiven for it not being a 'real' fractal. ;)


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: HappySewLucky on August 11, 2011 11:28:17 AM
This is AMAZING. I don't have a lot of patience for piecing at all and I was all proud of myself for the simple 't-shirt' quilt I'll be posting later..

Mine is far less awesome than this.


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: beaniekins on August 14, 2011 06:36:50 PM
Very, very cool.  You should be very proud of yourself.


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: waggonswest on August 15, 2011 08:44:18 AM
Just beautiful.  Amazing design.  Fantastic fabric selection.


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: pinkie_poh on August 16, 2011 09:57:02 PM
Holy moly. That quilt is really, really ridiculously good-looking.

...Wow.


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: annoyinglittlegirl on August 18, 2011 04:09:19 AM
I can't get over how AWESOME this is! :)


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: MadHatteh on August 20, 2011 09:52:54 AM
So gorgeous! Did you do it by hand or with a machine?


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: faerubin on August 23, 2011 01:55:54 PM
So incredibly beautiful.
Makes me want to take out a sewing machine and just sew and sew and sew.

Amazing.


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: susanab on August 24, 2011 03:27:00 AM
if I get remarried and invite you...?

unbelievable. best gift that they'll receive!


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: nanirose on September 02, 2011 09:39:00 PM
WOW This is stunning!!!!


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: TangledUpNBlue on September 23, 2011 11:20:01 AM
Really love this!  The 'fractal' is awesome.  :)


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: mini_mum on October 06, 2011 03:51:27 PM
this is just SO gorgeous!

Just love the fabrics you've used and the pattern is great.

Well done for finishing it in time as well :)


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: Muno on October 08, 2011 02:52:43 PM
Very impressive! I love the colors. :D


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: Monkey on October 31, 2011 07:10:44 AM
Oh my god, that is STUNNING!!


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: Lunamoth47 on November 01, 2011 04:36:51 AM
This is an absolutely gorgeous quilt!


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: LilMissRedTShirt on November 04, 2011 08:11:47 PM
Wow, very cool. That must have taken FOREVER to make. Never seen one like it... how colorful and unique.


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: bunny1kenobi on November 05, 2011 06:20:08 AM
absolutely stunning!  This will be a treasured gift, no doubt about it!


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: Maggie_Sue on November 17, 2011 06:17:38 PM
This is just beautiful. I believe I will have a wonderful time look around this site!!!


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: NattyBee on November 25, 2011 07:51:48 AM
Such a beautiful quilt!  I love the colours. 


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: haveyoumetlisa on January 12, 2012 11:29:37 PM
So beautiful.  I am in awe of the your skill and the time it must have taken to make this!  It's marvelous.


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: crazymimisews on January 19, 2012 09:14:31 AM
Totally in love with this!


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: jungrrl on January 23, 2012 11:53:39 AM
Congrats!!

You're a Craftster Best of 2011 Winner!

Craftster Best of 2011 Winner

Feel free to use this badge as your avatar!
If you'd like to use it as a badge on your personal website or blog, you can grab the full code at the bottom of this page (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=best-of-2011).


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: SiFi Mom on January 24, 2012 08:37:13 AM
Followed the link from the Best of 2011 as I don't normally look at quilts on this site.  Stunned!! I've never seen anything like this, there are no superlatives to describe this!


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: Zombiebride on January 25, 2012 08:50:55 AM
Wow this is amazing i couldn't even think about how much time that would take me to make awesome job


Title: Re: Rainbow "Fractal" bargello
Post by: mezcraft on February 09, 2012 05:56:43 PM
Goodness Gracious this is gorgeous! I was just looking up stuff you did and I came by this!You are one talented cookie.