November 29, 2008

November Swap

I got word from Lucinda that my two-color quiltie made it to her the other day. Now I am free to share it with all of you :)It was a bit dark the day I took pictures - I had to get it in the mail or I would have ended up keeping it and making something different to send! The pattern is called Wedding Bouquet - I had stumbled on an abandoned site with tons of free blocks - I really liked the flower and it was just two colors!
I had borrowed a book from the library last time that had a lot of influence over this quilt. Creative Quilting with Beads - it was a fluke I even picked it up. I had Owen in my arms, and Sophia following me (the older two I trust alone for a few moments) I was just checking the smallish shelf for something new that I hadn't already checked out. Since I make bracelets too, and love beads, it was a win, win situation! As I started adding beads, I had a general idea of how I wanted it to go, and my creative juices flowed :) Hand quilting seemed ideal for this little patch (12" square). It twinkles in the sunlight - I'm so glad that Lucinda loves it! I had such a blast putting all the little details into it.


To see more swap quilts visit the flickr group.

9 comments:

jacquie said...

this is beautiful! i've always wanted to add beads to a quilt. so pretty!!!

Jackie said...

You are like me! I have a collection of beads and a book about beading on quilts and fabric. Yours came out beautiful!

Kritta22 said...

coming over from BWChallenge. I love the touch the beads added. Nice work!!
Oh ps I love the quilting on the tree skirt...I forgot to put that!

tipper said...

You are sooo talented. Beautiful work as always!!

audreypawdrey said...

This is beautiful! I love how the beads make it sparkly.

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I LOVE the colors!!

Steph

Penny said...

Nice work Amy! I never would have thought to add beads to a quilt! Very interesting!

Marrdy said...

I love the beads, You must have the patience of Job!!

sara said...

What lovely color combinations! Stunning!