Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Bead Embroidery Sampler

I am creating a sampler block for my bead embroidery class. I came up with a quick way to create a stunning fan block using 1 1/2 inch strips from a jelly roll and the coordinating background fabric. Once I had the idea, the block took me less that 1/2 an hour to construct.

I am using only the stitches I teach in the class and sticking with just the basic stitches.

Do you want to know my secret to the quick construction of the block? Raw edges, my thought is why turn under the edges when they are going to be beaded over anyway? Using the Moda Jelly Roll gave me 10 coordinating fabrics to lay out in a fan.


4 comments:

Dotti said...

Very clever Amy. I really like this!

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Nellie's Needles said...

Yes, most clever of you to figure this out. This way also has to make it easier to bead since there are fewer layers of fabric to contend with.

brenco1 said...

What a fantastic idea - it not only shows a sample, but your talent.

Allison Ann Aller said...

Efficient and beautiful...what a winning combination!
Have a great class....