Making a Bargello Quilt – Cascade

Cascade, designed and quilted by Beth Ann Williams, pieced by Pam Crans for Colorwash Bargello Quilts. 29″ x 34.5″

This is the first in a series of sew/quilt-along posts about making a bargello quilt.

For a little more background information, you can check out my previous post, Colorwash Bargello.

For this series, I’ll be referring to the Cascade pattern from my book Colorwash Bargello Quilts.  If you don’t have the book or would rather design your own bargello quilt, you can still follow along and find a lot of (hopefully!) helpful information.

This has been one of my most popular bargello classes, as it can easily be completed in a day (or two days, if you are having lots of fun with your friends).

To help you start brainstorming a color palette for your own bargello quilt, I’d like to share some of the ways my students and friends have interpreted this pattern:

Cascade II, made by Eileen R. Clous from pattern in Colorwash Bargello Quilts. (gift from Eileen)


Cascade from Colorwash Bargello Quilts, made by Kathy Ploughman. Note that Kathy prefers her quilt rotated – which is not uncommon!
Cascade from Colorwash Bargello Quilts, made by Sandy Harvey (gift from Sandy)

Here is a sampling of in-progress quilts from participants in my Colorwash Bargello – Cascade classes at Lakeshore Sewing. Click on photos to enlarge them.

Note: For the sake of privacy, I didn’t include names here. But if you recognize yourself and would like your name added to your photo, just let me know 🙂

Please follow and like us:

Beth Ann

When health challenges made hand-sewing (and hand appliqué and hand-quilting) no longer physically viable for her, Beth Ann’s first instinct was dismay and discouragement. But Grandma Baldwin gave her a loving (but stern!) “No pity parties – just figure out a different way.” So Beth Ann turned to her trusty sewing machine and began devising ways to achieve the fine quality appliqué look she craved faster and easier than she ever thought possible. And a career was born! Now Beth Ann enjoys sharing her accessible “invisible” machine appliqué and creative machine quilting techniques with other quilters and fiber artists around the world.

2 thoughts on “Making a Bargello Quilt – Cascade

  1. These instructions were so easy to follow Thank you. Picking the fabric wasn’t as easy and I didn’t like wwhat I ended up with. But hubby said he would be OK with it if I made it into a blanket for him.. So I did and he will have Cascade Around the World. Which is brilliant as it uses up all the fat quarters with enough left for a border.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)

Follow by Email