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May 26, 2023
Bunch of Beads 27, 28 from Virtual Quilter

A fun way to use up lots of little scraps.

The applique can be done using fusible webbing and finishing with either hand embroidery or machine zigzag.

Love the second one!

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May 20, 2022
Bunch of Beads 25, 26 from Virtual Quilter

My love affair with String of Beads began at the first quilt exhibition I attended soon after I fell in love with patchwork and applique and has no sign of fading away.

I have probably got enough beads left over from previous projects to make another one … but the colours would be a horrible mish mash of colours. It is always more fun to collect fabrics for a project!

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November 11, 2021
Bunch of Beads 23, 24 from Virtual Quilter

One simple applique shape … so many ways to add them to a quilt.

Love the second design today …. love the way the blocks came together to form frames around the clusters of beads on four of the blocks.

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July 8, 2021
Bunch of Beads 21, 22 from Virtual Quilter

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 most versatile.

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August 23, 2020
Bunch of Beads 17, 18 from Virtual Quilter


A few little changes and it is still pretty.

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February 16, 2020
Bunch of Beads 14, 15, 16 from Virtual Quilter

One simple shape, but lots of them!

I didn’t like the first centre, so made a change … much better. I like the new border colour too.

Love the last one!

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