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Explore the possibilities of the New Bargello Quilt Block with Bargello Quilts With A Twist by Maggie Ball. Featured is the versatile 16 piece Bargello block which is quick and easy to piece. See what the "twist" in Bargello quilts is all about with this exciting new approach.

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Bargello Quilts With A Twist

Author: Maggie Ball
Pages: 159
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher: KP Craft Books
Cover: Soft
Item Code: 4G0310

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Bargello Quilts with a Twist presents an innovative alternative to traditional bargello quilting. Maggie Ball's versatile 16-piece Bargello block—constructed from only four sets of four strips—is quick and easy to piece. From there, you can manipulate the block to create an enormous variety of designs with flowing lines and interesting secondary patterns. Add sashing and/or turn the blocks for an on-point setting to generate even more unique quilts.

Bargello Quilts with a Twist features:

  • 16 projects ranging from a beginner lap quilt to a mega-block masterpiece.
  • Clear step-by-step instructions and detailed photos.
  • Advice on fabric selection, with special tips on color, value and scale.
  • A wide variety of setting options to inspire creativity.
  • End-of-chapter galleries depicting further examples of Bargello block quilts.
  • Blank diagrams and charts to help quilters plan their own unique quilts.

Author Maggie BallAbout the Author

Maggie Ball has over 20 years of experience quilting. Her award-winning quilts have been exhibited both nationally and internationally. She teaches quilting to all ages and has traveled twice to Mongolia as a volunteer to teach unemployed and low-income women.

Maggie, a native of England, lives with her family on Bainbridge Island in the Pacific Northwest. Bargello Quilts with a Twist is Maggie's fourth book. Her previous three, Creative Quilting with Kids, Patchwork and Quilting with Kids and Traditional Quilts with a Twist were published by Krause Publications in 2001, 2003 and 2006 respectively

Table of Contents

Introduction 8
How to Use This Book11
Chapter 1 - Quilting Basics 
Fabric Choices14
Estimating Yardage15
Cutting Fabric16
Assembly Line Piecing19
Quilt Backs and Batting20
Basting 21
Quilting 22
Binding 24
Labeling Your Quilt26
Hanging Your Quilt27
Chapter 2 - Making the Bargello Block  
The Bargello Book Pattern30
Determining Your Fabrics 32
Arranging Fabric34
Layout Options36
Your Fabric Cutting Plan38
Constructing Bargello Blocks40
Pinning 42
Pressing 43
Arranging Bargello Blocks44
Assembling the Quilt46
Adding Borders48
Border Options50
Chapter 3 - Small Quilts and Projects 
Courtyard Fountains: 16-Block Quilt 54
Star Light, Star Bright: 20-Block Baby Quilt56
Spring Table Runner: 12 Bargello Blocks 58
Taste of Autumn: 16-Block Quilt60
Chapter 4 - 36 Block Quilts 
Mayan Mystery70
Deck of Pansies74
Autumn Harvest78
Chapter 5 - Bargello Blocks on-Point  
Bainbridge Delft: 24-Block Quilt92
Gothic Medallion: 24-Block Quilt94
American Hero's Bargello: 40-Block Quilt 100
Savannah Sunrise: 32-Block Quilt104
Chapter 6 - More and More Blocks 
Field of Flowers: 64-Block Quilt114
Rebel: Mega-Block Quilt118
Chapter 7 - Enlarge the Block 
Edwardian Garden: 36 Enlarged Blocks 130
Mississippi Sunflowers: 38 Enlarged Blocks 136
Appendix 1: 7" Bargello Block Diagram144
Appendix 2: 9 1/2" Bargello Block Diagram145
Appendix 3: Fabric Cutting Plan146
Appendix 4: Metric Measurements for Bargello Blocks147
Appendix 5: Annotated Bargello Block Diagram148
Appendix 6: Example of Completed Fabric Cutting Plan149
Appendix 7: Line Drawing of Deck of Pansies150
Appendix 8: Line Drawing of Bainbridge Delft151
Quilt Contributors152
Supply Sources154
About the Author155


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