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June 17, 2021
String of Beads Roundabout 31, 32 from Virtual Quilter

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 thinking of quilting in the first design!

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May 27, 2021
Double Wedding String of Beads 19, 20 from Virtual Quilter

String of Beads was popular nearly one hundred years ago, and that was many years before fusible webbing and cutting machines were available. I have made several items using that one simple shape before I bought a cutting machine, but the next one will be cut mechanically, guided by computer.

I love the first design, but this second one would look great with the motifs I deleted from the first quilted in the open spaces I created, and I think I would like it more!

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May 4, 2021
Tangled String of Beads 35, 36 from Virtual Quilter

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 place on a neutral background!

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May 3, 2021
Gran’s New Beads 13, 14 from Virtual Quilter


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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May 2, 2021
Quilting Thread and Beads 23, 24 from Virtual Quilter

Love the first design for today.

The second one is interesting … and I rather like it!

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April 22, 2021
Beaded Fans 17 from Virtual Quilter

I like it! Pretty and scrappy, or pretty scrappy.

In the second one I know what I was trying to do by adding the contrast fan fabric, but I know I chose the wrong fabric.

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December 24, 2020
Christmas Beading 21, 22 from Virtual Quilter

Needs some quilting lines added, but being Christmas Eve there are a few other things to fill in my day … maybe by next Christmas!

I am always amazed how many ways one small shape can be repeated to create unique designs.

What if I draw tree outlines with the green beads, and add red decorations? Sounds like fun if I can find time in the next year!

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November 9, 2020
Tangled String of Beads 33, 34 from Virtual Quilter

Hmm! The centre of the first designs sort of looks like a game of Noughts and Crosses.

I love it.

Second design is much simpler, and I love it … no favourite for today.

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August 17, 2020
Gran’s New Beads 7, 8 from Virtual Quilter

Love the design above, and particularly love the block without the beaded frame.

In the second design I love the quilted beaded circle surrounding that same block design.

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May 14, 2020
Beaded Borders 9, 10 from Virtual Quilter

I love playing with virtual beads … and love the results.

Love the simplicity of the straight lines of beads, and also the double swag border.

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December 29, 2019
Beaded Fans 12, 13, 14 from Virtual Quilter


Love it.

Mind you, I should have redrawn the blocks so the beads met properly. I have redrawn the blocks, but I prefer using them in new designs!

I think I would prefer this one without the sashing, but it I do like it.

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