Love String of Beads.
The original design was popular in the 1930s, when there was no fusible webbing and was all done by hand. Now the beads can be cut from fabric which has fusible webbing attached, ironed onto the background and easily machine stitched.
The designs would also make a great quilting motifs for both hand and machine quilters.
Speaking of hand quilting, what sort of needles do you use?
I love the second design.