36"x45" to 55"x65"
A sweep is a Bargello design element which goes from narrow rectangles to wide rectangles and back to narrow ones.
These wall-hangings are made using a sew and flip technique. The backing and batting are basted together to make a base. The vertical strips are then sewn on the base by sewing through all the layers at once. The quilt is therefore machine quilted as it is made and the quilting shows on the back of the quilt. When piecing is complete, the wallhanging is already quilted and simply needs to be bound to finish.
These Sweep Bargello wall-hangings are made with color families of eight fabrics from light to dark.
The pattern for sweep bargellos has the instructions for six different pieces, ranging in size from about 36” by 45” to 55” by 65”.