I chose to use Banyan Batiks Essentials because they're timeless, continuously available for anyone stumbling across this a little bit later and wanting to try. For exact fabric I chose, please send me an email. Also, scroll down a little, I'll make sure to show a second colorway in pastel colors. I liked the earth tones here, the rich colors we have been so drawn to in gardening the backgrounds that are the same color application in the batiks, but different motifs. The border, nice large bouncy style floral, the background for the heartflowers, a smaller dot, to support what's happening in the block. And of course check out the appliqued heart blocks with two of the Brush Strokes, a handpainted stripe in batik that is just gorgeous.
Bargello has seen resurgence after resurgence in quilting as we embrace the movement of color it provides. A needlework technique, translated to quilting! Instead of doing an entire quilting in it, be more literal with the translation and just try it in certain areas of your piece. I've tried it in landscapes as reverse applique as well as in piecing to liven up areas of a quilt.