In her Trip Around the World & Bargello Quilts DVD, Janet shows a simple technique for making Trip around the World & Bargello quilts.
Included with the DVD are the two printed quilt pattern booklets.
These two quilts use similar simple techniques to achieve stunning results. The “Trip Around the World” quilt was very popular during the 1930's. The pattern is simple but very effective due to the way the colours graduate and radiate from the centre or the “World”. "Trip Around the World" is the Mennonite name for this pattern, but sometimes it is also called "Sunshine and Shadow”.
This “Bargello” pattern is similar to the Trip Around the World pattern. But in the Bargello pattern the graduations are gentler and use varying piece sizes. The name “Bargello” comes from Bargello Tapestry associated with the Bargello Palace in Florence, Italy. The Bargello embroidery style is reminiscent of flames, and as you can see the peaks in the pattern, if repeated close together will give a flame effect.