The Blue Strippy Quilt is a scrap bargello designed to use up some of my huge stash of blue fabrics. I saw a photo of a scrappy bargello in a wide variety of colours and decided to make one with predominantly blue fabrics. In this photo the colours appear much darker than they actually are.
Several years ago, when a lady who lives in our small town decided to sell her house, she had a fabric sale to clean out before she moved into a condo. We happened to meet in the grocery store and she told me of the sale and invited me to come ahead of time. I went and bought a very large part of her stash. This quilt contains quite a bit of her stash. Ann and I worked together this year at the fall fair, so I was especially pleased to show her the finished quilt. Ann pointed out some fabrics that were scraps of her daughters Grade 8 graduation dress. Her daughter is now 45 years old.
Because there was a class at the fall fair that required being quilted on a domestic sewing machine, I decided to straight line quilt this with my domestic machine. I have had my long for about 10 years, so this was quite a departure for me to quilt on a table top model. Never again!! What was I thinking? My shoulders ached for over a week! This reminded me of why I bought the long arm in the first place. If I decided to do any domestic machine quilting again, it will be on a much smaller piece than this one!