At the quilt fair my friends and I attended last weekend, I bought a beautiful swath of ombre batik fabric. It was near-white on one end and shaded into dark, dark teal on the other end. "What to do with such a gorgeous piece of fabric?", I thought to myself. Then I remembered one of my first posts on this blog: bargellos.
|Ombre fabric. Mine was similar to the bottom half, but sadly, I |
forgot to take a picture before I hacked it into 190 pieces.
So that's what I did. 190 2" squares to be exact. Thankfully, the inspiration and consequent action took place after the toddlers went to bed, so I didn't end up playing Momma's 190 Pick-Up. After cutting my squares, I rearranged them into my faux-bargello pattern and sewed them together into a little something like this:
|Approx. 27" x 14"|
|A little bit better detail.|
|Some of the marbling and color detail.|
So let's recap. 1 piece of fabric--190 squares--less than an 2 hours of sewing--the coolest looking quilt I've ever made! I highly recommend this process! (Oh, and if you happen to get one of these as a gift at some point, I worked really, really hard on it! Wink, wink.)