Category Archives: String of Beads

Beaded Fans 17, 18

Interesting, though not really fan like. I love the second one, though once again the fans are not obvious in the design,, but I am going to play with the centre bloc design to see if I can make them … Continue reading

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Beaded Border Strings 9, 10

This project file started when I wanted to find ways to turn corners of beaded corners … it continues to grow several years later. A single straight line of beads can turn a corner without any embellishment, but it is … Continue reading

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Beads Again 9, 10

Interesting, but think the blocks in the middle would look better surrounding the fan blocks around them. Love the second design as it is!

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Bunch of Beads 21, 22

One simple shape … one multi coloured fabric plus a border fabric. All those simple shapes could be cut from small scraps. Of all the shapes I have used to design quilts, this simple shape would have to be the … Continue reading

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Gran’s New Beads 15, 16

Gran’s New Beads are a very mixed bag of beads … round, diamonds, teardrops, ovals … and they form strings and clusters, both for applique and quilting designs. Tangled up together they make Strings of Beads, Double Wedding Rings, clusters … Continue reading

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Beaded Borders 13, 14

This project file was started so I could play with beaded applique borders, in particular, getting around corners. String of beads, no matter how I tangle them up, are my favourite traditional style applique quilts to play with virtually, as … Continue reading

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String of Beads Roundabout 31, 32

Interesting. I like it, but would have to find just the right quilting to use in the centre. My first thought is Double Wedding String of Bead outlines … with something in the centre. That centre is what I was … Continue reading

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Beaded Blocks and Borders Batik 33, 34

Simply repeat blocks … not often I share a design with just one block, but I love the simplicity of this design. The second design for today is more like my usual offerings, but I prefer the first one.

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Tangled String of Beads 35, 36

I love the first design. Enough beads to be interesting, but with some open spaces for some equally interesting quilting. I love the second one too … find a heap of colorful but close matching fabrics, and start cutting, and … Continue reading

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Gran’s New Beads 13, 14

Nice. This project file features beads of many colours, shapes and sizes, unlike the traditional String of Beads design. Love the second one … a very interesting arrangement.

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