I tried my first Bargello with this pattern. My practice project were 6 placemats and a runner that were my own design. Taking on this project was a major undertaking but the colors & outcome turned out beautiful for a dear friend.
This quilt was created to display tee shirts worn by the Friends of Appalachian Summer during the first 20 years of the festival. In addition to 4 tee shirts, the quilt includes fabrics with music and mountain motifs, since the Festival is held in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains of Boone, North Carolina.
I love batik fabrics, and I love fractal art designs. I wondered if I could make a wall hanging out of batiks in a fractal-like design. This is the result of that experiment and my own original design.
It's made from mostly batiks and done with raw-edge applique with fusible backing. I stitched-in-the-ditch around each shape and then free-motion quilted the background. It measures 31" x 36".
Growing up on a ranch, it always stirs emotions when I come across an image as this. Once a treasure now 'put to pasture' begins the thoughts of the stories this relic could tell. My heart ponders as I create my art piece and finally conclude that life has a way of moving on.