This week I have been busy working on a project using a selection of Moda fabrics (Pondicherry range). It all started at a recent Jelly Roll class led by the wonderful Jenna from Exeter Sewing Machine Company. We had a great day playing with long strips of pre-cut fabrics, learning to create a Bargello quilt. Essentially a Bargello quilt is one that is based on the needlepoint pattern of the same name and is made of strips of fabric sewn together to create movement such as zig zags, chevrons, waves and swirls.
For a useful How To Guide watch this video on YouTube created by Craftsy.
Having planned the design during the class I have been working on the final steps at home. I'm quite proud of the way that most of my corners meet and today I finished the quilting stage (my favourite) using the stitch in the ditch technique. Next step is to tidy away the loose strands of thread; trim the excess wadding; add a border and finish with a pretty hand-made binding. I'm not quite sure what to do with the end product, but I'm hoping it will dress the bed perfectly.