My quilt was inspired by a pattern on Bonnie Hunter’s website called, Scrappy Bargello. http://www.quiltville.com/scrapbargello.shtml
My version of this quilt continues the same fabric across the quilt from left to right, unlike Bonnie’s scrappier version where the fabric choices change for each block across the quilt. Since my quilt is made from Christmas fabrics, I am calling my version Christmas Bargello.
I started this quilt on Feb 3, 2008 – Super Bowl weekend. I joined my good friend Linda that weekend in making this quilt. Several other quilters on the Internet were making the same quilt and we started calling the event, Bargellobowl. http://silverthimblequilting.blogspot.com/2009_03_01_archive.html
Linda and I finished our quilts to the flimsy stage early this year and I quilted mine on March 15 and Linda’s on March 22. Linda was faster to finish off her binding. http://catsnqlts2.blogspot.com/2009_03_01_archive.html I guess I needed a deadline like the show to prompt me to finish off the last few feet of binding.