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Any Way the Wind Blows Bargello

Entry Number: 166

Quilt Maker: Benjamin Evans

Quilted By: Quilted by Machine (Domestic or Longarm) that is Hand-Guided: Benjamin Evans

Techniques: Pieced

Design Source: Based on a design in the public domain.

Artist Statement

I began sewing as a small boy using an antique Singer machine to make little cushions for my Star Wars people. Largely self-taught, over the years I have endeavoured to make a wide variety of fabric crafts and garments. I took my first quilting class in 2014. Although I favour making traditional quilts using precise patterns, I have pushed myself to try using more modern colours and techniques, including raw edge appliqué and improvisational curved piecing. Typically drawn to more masculine prints, any green or purple fabric, or one with moustaches on it, makes me exceedingly happy.

This quilt was my entry for the 2019 Canadian Male Quilter Challenge using a strip panel of all the colours included in the "Bohemian Rhapsody" fabric line by designer Dan Morris for QT Fabrics. As the panel included a 2 " strip of 28 different ombré colours, it was perfect for me to use to teach myself how to make a simple bargello quilt using sketchy instructions I found on the Internet. The name of the quilt honours the song "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen.

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