Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day Beading

It has been a quiet long weekend. Enjoying being home with the family.
I am nearly finished quilting my sunflower quilt and I will spare you from another update photo for a little while. Wrapping up one project starts me thinking on what I should do next and I have been turning my focus to a crazy quilt I started last year. I left it up on a design wall so I would not pack it away and forget about it.

I have been working on some individual beaded motifs I plan to use. The flowers measure about 3/4" to 1" depending on bead size used. I used both fire line and Silamide thread and liked both. It is my first time using fire line and I found it easy to thread and with a bit of stiffness it did not seem to tangle up as easy as other threads. The two tiers of leaves are stacked so they are a bit 3-d.
I also made this beaded chain and I have yet to finish. I think it will be a good base for some beaded flowers and leaves and I think I could also use the technique for a seam embellishment in a crazy quilt.


3 comments:

Pat said...

Well, I will certainly want to see the quilt that these glorious elements get added to! I'll be watching. Pat at birdnestontheground

Pat Winter said...

The bead medallions are gorgeous.You should make them and put them on etsy...hint hint....

Allison Ann Aller said...

I love these flowers and never would have thought of making them...I don't think in "bead language"...but I might have to try them if that is ok with you!
And how fun and precious to have a 2 year old! My boys are so old now...sigh....21 and 18. Went by so fast...