Beaded Blocks and Borders 25, 26

Beaded Blocks and Borders 25

Love the first, and I must remember to cut beads whenever I have scraps of fabric with iron on bonding added.

Beaded Blocks and Borders 26

Of course, I could also just add bonding to any large piece of fabric, especially if it is a multi coloured print, or batik.

The first design would make an interesting quilting design without the coloured bits too.

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I am a quilter who designs many more quilts than I will ever make, and I am sharing one quilt design every day in Virtual Quilter. I also share my completed projects in Stuff-Ups, and Christmas decorations in Christmas Everyday of the Year.
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5 Responses to Beaded Blocks and Borders 25, 26

  1. Laura says:

    Are you making a bead quilt for real? If so, how do you like to finish the edges of your applique after you have bonded the pieces to your background?


    • Laura,

      I have tried several techniques. By hand I do buttonhole stitch with perle or quilting thread. Two very different results. By machine I tried buttonhole but found it time consuming to get ends of the beads neat, so worked out that a narrow zigzag stitch was easy and effective. I do one side of one bead, then the opposite side of the next bead, then reverse the order on the way back. Stitch about as wide as it is long is my preference, and I use a thread which blends well with colours in the beads so it is not a feature of the blocks.

      Judy B


  2. Barb Gardner says:

    I love the top (circle) one. Is that an EQ block or did you design it. Is it all fused onto a whole cloth ? Thanks for sharing. I love your designs. Barb


    • Barb,

      This is one of many I have drafted, and I don’t think even the basic String of Beads is included in the EQ Library. I fell in love with String of Beads when I found a black and white picture in a book well before I got EQ5, and scribbled many pages of possible designs, most of which are now in my EQ library.

      Judy B


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