20 Bargello Quilt Patterns

Dec 2, 2022 | General Crafts, Quilting, Sewing

Bargello quilts — have you seen them? These cozy quilts look as though only experienced quilters could produce them. The lines of a bargello quilt appear to bend, twist, and flow with movement. They’re pleasing to the eye and look terribly complicated when you see them on Pinterest or in bargello quilt books, but projects that use designs like these hide a little-known secret; they’re deceptively easy to make.

BARGELLO QUILT PATTERNS

 

I have become fascinated by bargello quilts. There’s something mysterious about them. Perhaps the mystery is in just pattern and color combinations. I have never tried to make a quilt like this, but I started to look for bargello quilt patterns to share with you. If you haven’t tried making one before, give it a shot—it’s worth it!


1. Ocean Waves Bargello Quilt Pattern by Sticky Sugar Stitches

Do you love the beach? On a calm day, I love to stand in the edge of the gently lapping waves, feel them wash over my ankles and the sensation of my feet slowly sinking in the sand. This quilt pattern is inspired by the ocean water softly breaking upon the beach. Perfect to throw over your legs and that of a loved one for snuggling!

Ocean Waves Bargello Quilt Pattern by Sticky Sugar Stitches

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2. Disappearing Spiral Bargello Quilt Pattern by Koontzs Hand Quilting

The award-winning Disappearing Spiral Bargello quilt looks difficult, but is actually a simple pattern that will amaze anyone who sees it. There is no paper piecing — it is almost entirely straight-line piecing with a small amount of appliqué.

The finished piece features 18 different fabrics spiraling from the center and disappearing into the background. It is a perfect centerpiece for any bedroom. 

Disappearing Spiral Bargello Quilt Pattern by Koontzs Hand Quilting

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3. Wavy Bargello Quilt Pattern by Absolutely Obsessed

Here’s the pattern to make a gorgeous bargello wall hanging (what a statement piece!) or a large bed quilt. The design shown uses a range of fabrics in three colors: black, red and white, with the red split into two groups. You could also pick a range of fabrics two or more colors (three colors work really well). The pattern offers some advice on how to choose and arrange your fabrics.

Wavy Bargello Quilt Pattern by Absolutely Obsessed

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4. Lattice Towers Bargello Quilt Free Pattern by Quilting Daily

This bargello-style composition will bring a sense of fun and adventure to your sewing! The construction is by nature improvisational, creating large, rectangular blocks in eye-catching colors. The 68″ x 75″ design encourages exploration and personalization.

Lattice Towers Bargello Quilt Free Pattern by Quilting Daily

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5. Bargello Quilt Free Pattern by Gathered

This dynamic quilt in the Bargello style is easier to construct than might at first appear. Made with 12 identical large blocks, rotary cutting and clever pressing make for accurate piecing and a finish you can be proud of!

Bargello Quilt Pattern by Gathered

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6. Baby Bargello Quilt Pattern by Becky’s Quilt Designs

If you want to simply dip your toe into the world of Bargello quilting, this Baby Bargello Quilt is a great project for you. The finished quilt measures 35 inches by 39 inches and uses a simple technique to create the wave.

Baby Bargello Quilt Free 
Pattern by Becky's Quilt Designs

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7. Heartbeat Bargello Quilt Pattern by Purple Quilt Company

This Heartbeat Quilt would make a wonderful gift to someone you love. This bargello quilt is put together with 2 1/2 inch fabric strips or yardage. This pattern includes many different sizes: crib, lap, twin, and full/queen.

Heartbeat Bargello Quilt Pattern by Purple Quilt Company

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8. Playing The Scales Quilt Pattern by Happy Quilting Melissa

Playing the Scales is a free quilt pattern that creates the illusion of moving musical scales. This Bargello pattern uses chain piecing to make quick work of sewing all the strips together. It uses straight seams that don’t line up on purpose, so you don’t even need to use any pins!

Playing The Scales Quilt Pattern by Happy Quilting Melissa

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9. Orchids Easy Bargello Quilt Pattern by Momma’s Quilt Shop

This Orchids Bargello Quilt is an amazing quilt. It looks develishly complicated, but only you know that the whole thing is strip pieced, making it both easy and fast. It looks amazing when it is finished. This pattern is great for beginning quilters and professional quilters alike.

Orchids Easy Bargello Quilt Pattern by Momma's Quilt Shop

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10. Shimmering Triangles Quilt Pattern by Jenny Bowker

This Shimmering Triangles Quilt is very exciting to make! Your quilt will feel as if you are looking at it through raindrops on glass, or like pebbles in a rippling stream.

Yes, they have a lot of triangles – but this pattern will show you an easy way to make them. You will love the processes and the quilt will be surprisingly quick to make.

Shimmering Triangles Quilt Pattern by Jenny Bowker

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11. Celestial Bargello Quilt Pattern by Pure Joy Patterns

A jelly roll is used in the center of this quilt to make a beautiful and unique Bargello quilt. The added side borders continue the Bargello technique for truly one of a kind design.

Celestial Bargello Quilt Pattern by Pure Joy Patterns

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12. Rain Drops Bargello Quilt Pattern by Marinda Steward

This Rain Drops Bargello Quilt looks like rain drops on a window pane, which is quite a zen image. Made with strips of fabric, you will find it difficult to find a bargello quilt more simply beautiful than this one. The blue colors may be somber, but you could always make it in different colors to brighten up your home.

Rain Drops Bargello Quilt Pattern by Marinda Steward

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13. Dividing Horizons Quilt Pattern by Quilting Daily

What a wonderful way to use those fabulous ombré fabrics! Once you make this quick bargello-style quilt, I bet you will want to make more. While the piecing is simple, the cutting may be a challenge. Clearly labeling patches will make this quilt a breeze to put together.

Dividing Horizons Quilt Pattern by Quilting Daily

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14. Spectra Quilt Pattern by Poppy Field Quilts

A beginner-friendly modern quilt pattern that provides an approachable introduction to bargello-style piecing and color theory — this quilt pattern is a quick finish and a crowd pleaser!

Spectra Quilt Pattern by Poppy Field Quilts

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15. Jelly Roll Bargello Quilt Pattern by Stitch 2 Write 1

This Jelly Roll Bargello Quilt is the kind of quilt that transports you to a different time and place, making you reminisce the springtime glory and subtle warmth. If spring is your favorite time of the year, then this project is yours to take up. Design it with your favorite colors and fabrics and make an impression on the people around you.

Jelly Roll Bargello Quilt Pattern by Stitch 2 Write 1

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16. Scrappy Bargello Quilt Pattern by Quiltville

I am always looking for quick, fun patterns that use up lots of odds and ends. This Scarppy Bargello Quilt is a good one for using up everything — even really ugly stuff! And since fabrics are placed randomly, it is almost magic how everything just looks good together, no matter how yuck you think that old print is, or that weird colored solid, etc.

Scrappy Bargello Quilt Pattern by Quiltville

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17. Log Cabin Bargello Queen Quilt Pattern by Phoebe Moon Designs

Create a unique bargello quilt and surround it with log cabin blocks to make this striking quilt. Like all bargellos, this pattern requires a small amount of a lot of different fabrics arranged from dark to light. 

Log Cabin Bargello Queen Quilt Pattern by Phoebe Moon Designs

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18. Lily Bargello Quilt Pattern by Quilting Jays

Although lilies normally have five petals, this design reminds me strongly of lily petals even though there are only four. It could be made with a single color run of the 18 fabrics, or with multiple color groups as shown in the photo below.

Lily Bargello Quilt Pattern by Quilting Jays

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19. Autumn Points Bargello Quilt Pattern by Sticky Sugar Stitches

Autumn is coming, with fall leaves, harvest colors in reds and browns, Halloween and Thanksgiving. This quilt is inspired by my favorite season of the year, but you can add this to your home decor all year around and it’ll be just as beautiful. Throw it on your couch or bed and enjoy this beauty and the compliments it’ll receive!

Autumn Points Bargello Quilt Pattern by Sticky Sugar Stitches

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20. Delectable Bargello Quilt Pattern by Cindy Carter

This Delectable Bargello Quilt is not your ordinary design. This pattern employs half-square triangles instead of squares. Enjoy matching colors while doing this quick and simple pattern.

Delectable Bargello Quilt Pattern by Cindy Carter

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BARGELLO QUILTS MAY LOOK COMPLICATED, BUT CREATING THEIR BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE DESIGNS ARE A TOTAL BREEZE!

If you try your hand at one of these bargello quilt patterns, we’d love to see the results. Share some pictures with us on our Facebook Page!

Don’t be intimadated by bargello, because the results are worth it. You can start simple or dive into the traditional approach. Most importantly, make sure you enjoy the process. Quilting is about having fun! For more quilting goodness, check out these posts:

It’s time to recreate the bargello quilts of your dreams! Happy quilting, friends!

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