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Argyle Quilt – Queen


Measures 95″ wide x 110″ long

The Argyle quilt pattern looks good in almost any color scheme, whether bright or neutral. In this particular quilt, neutral Black Tie Affair fabrics arranged in diamond shape create a lovely bed spread. The quilt is accented with 225 yards of thread. It is initialed and dated by the designer. On a queen-size bed this quilt will allow 17 inches of drop per side.

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Homemade quilts combine the warmth of a bed cover with a unique story told by the quilters from Lancaster County, PA. Every homemade quilt is as unique as the family, busy mother or Amish ladies group who uses a needle and thimble to thread stitch on the quilt. Some quilts involve hundreds of hours and thousands of stitches to create a unique patchwork quilt that will last for generations.

When you peruse our HOMEMADE QUILTS you are shopping for an item that tells a story and adds meaning to your bedroom! Discover more about our unique patchwork quilts and the stories behind them

We have a lot of quilts! Want to see a gallery of the major patterns? Checkout our Common Amish Quilt Patterns.

Creating our Homemade Bargello Quilts

Each of the Bargello quilts are made by artisans within the Amish and Mennonite community. While they sew the blocks together with sewing machine for added durability, all of the quilting is done by hand. You’ll love the timeless art of these quilts as they grace your home!

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Tracing the Threads of the Bargello Quilt Pattern’s History

Quilters love the challenge and beauty of this technique and continue to use it in creating an endless variety of new shapes.

Quilters didn’t create the Bargello motif; it was first found in needlepoint embroidery, on the upholstered chairs from the Bargello palace in Florence, Italy, dating from the 17th century. With this origin, the pattern has variously been called the Bargello stitch and the Florentine stitch. It’s even called the Hungarian point, since there is evidence that Hungarian royalty, including Queen Maria Theresa, also practiced this art.

Traditionally, Bargello Quilt’s embroidery is sewn with wool thread on canvas, using mathematical patterns of stepped vertical stitches. Quilters adapted these patterns, sewing together long strips of material and cutting them crosswise to make lines of blocks, then offsetting the rows to each other. Cutting narrow strips and setting them in steep stair-steps creates the fiery, sharp points on the Bargello Flame quilts; cutting wide strips and placing them in gradual stair-steps produces the flowing waves of the Surf Song quilts.

By now, the Bargello Quilts pattern has morphed into many different variations–the criss-crossing weave of the Mystic Night pattern, the flowing hearts of the Love Within pattern, the interlocking diamonds of the Argyle pattern, and the joined hearts of the Linking Hearts pattern.

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