Bargello a la Grisdela!

Bargello designs originated as far back as the 16th century in needlepoint designs. The Bargello quilt patterns reflect the same stepped design as the traditional needlepoint, but endless variations are possible so every quilt is absolutely unique. Even though the idea of Bargello emerged hundreds of years ago, the pattern can be modernized and makes a dynamic, graphic statement that can satisfy anyone’s style. Author, improv quilter, pattern designer, and experienced instructor, Cindy Grisdela shares her bold Bargello wall quilt pattern in this fun course.

Cindy shows you how to make her Fire & Ice Bargello quilt wall hanging from start to finish. She gives lots of great pointers on how to choose the right fabrics for the black & white background and the bright pop of color to create the vibrant motion across the quilt and the very cool gradation. The black and white and bright color combination is dramatic, but you can use this technique with other color palettes too to create wall hangings, table runners, placemats, and more. You’ll be ready to confidently create any Bargello pattern or create your own with your new skills!

What you will learn

  • A new skill - Bargello designs can be used for quilts of all sizes and shapes. It's a great motif for baby quilts too!

  • Understand the importance of color and value in designing a quilt

  • How to nest seams so your quilt lies flat even with a lot of seams

  • Tips on using a fun spiral and stipple free-motion quilting motif to add texture to your quilt

  • Skills that will give you hours of fun creating with Bargello

  • Includes access to course videos, downloads, the Creative Spark private community, and discussion with your instructor. Your course content does not expire.

The Finished Piece!

Fire & Ice Bargello Wall Hanging

Black + white + bright = WOW! This Bargello has tons of graphic appeal and it’s easy to do with just 3 bright fabrics and a variety of black and whites. Learn the importance of value to do the design work for you and then let the compliments roll in.

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome to the course!

    2 Videos 1 Text

  • Getting Started

    2 Videos 1 Text

  • Sew the Strata

    2 Videos

  • Design the Bargello

    2 Videos

  • Attach Borders

    2 Videos

  • Quilting and Tips for Other Sizes and Colors

    1 Video 1 Text

  • Next steps

    1 Video