I guess I am kind of hooked on making Bargellos (thanks to a Left-Handed Quilter). Somehow the finished product gives me a tingle or two. Jelly roll prices have skyrocketed, and I was looking for a suitable combination of colors/values and a price that did not make me faint. I found these Anna Maria Horner (thinking of you, Maureen) ones at Quilt in a Day and not a bad price. What is not to like about FreeSpirit fabrics?
When I got them, I tried a variety of strip layouts to make them flow in value. These photos are of some of the later tries. It takes 4 sets of strips, 20 fabrics in a set, which 2 jelly rolls give. The pattern I will use is Fire and Ice from Fons and Porter (purchased, also has a free video). I have had no time to sew the strip sets yet.
|Fire and Ice photo from pattern|