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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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April 20, 2023
Tangled String of Beads 41, 42 from Virtual Quilter

Wow! Puzzle time!

If I was quilting these designs I would be adding some quilted lines of beads to link up the applique blocks.

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April 14, 2023
Double Wedding String of Beads 25, 26 from Virtual Quilter

Need to add some quilting motifs to this file … could be an interesting project for a wet day!

I like the second design!, though not as much room for quilting.

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December 23, 2022
Bead Collection for Christmas 11, 12 from Virtual Quilter

Very neat and tidy.

I love stringing beads together to make jewelry, but it is more fun string them together to drape around trees, and sometimes I string them on fine wire so they will hold their shape if I twist them into hearts or circles or stars.

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December 18, 2022
Christmas Beading 25, 26 from Virtual Quilter

Christmas lights!

Perhaps the beads should be white and gold on a dark background … that sounds good to me, good enough to see what it looks like! Still time to get it done before Christmas.

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October 20, 2022
Tangled String of Beads 39, 40 from Virtual Quilter


I wonder, how many beads are there?

Still interesting, and not as many beads.

These designs are much easier than they look thanks to fusible webbing, and can be stitched by hand or machine.

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August 28, 2022
Beads Again 13, 14 from Virtual Quilter

Beads again, and I am back home again after a week with 30 like minded friends, old and new, sometimes stitching, sometimes talking, and often laughing.

The shape of the beads in these designs is my favourite applique shape … simple in itself, but can be used to create an unlimited selection of designs on projects from a pot holder to a king size quilt.

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June 28, 2022
Beaded Border Strings 21, 22 from Virtual Quilter

This project file was started so Icould try to find some interesting ways to turn straight Strings of Beads around corners, and grew to include not so simple strings.

The collection of corners kept growing to connect a wide variety of strings.

The shapes of the beads would be hard work at each end of every bead if you chose to do needle turn applique by hand, but I didn’t even try making String of Beads quilts until fusible webbing hit the market, and I have done them by machine and by hand.

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June 21, 2022
String of Beads Roundabout 37, 38 from Virtual Quilter

Nice one!

The colour of the border/binding makes it look like it has just been added to a very old and faded quilt!

I do like the old part of the quilt though!

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May 10, 2022
Quilting Thread and Beads 27, 28 from Virtual Quilter

Simple, applique and quilting … love it!

Forgot to add quilting to the border! Sorry!

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April 28, 2022
Double Wedding String of Beads 23, 24 from Virtual Quilter

I love playing with these simple leaf shapes, and though I have been sidelined by mixed bead shapes as well, today’s designs today have just the one shape.

Who really needs lots of different shapes when one shape in a variety of fabrics can be arranged like the second design?

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February 19, 2022
Beaded Fans 21, 22 from Virtual Quilter

I like it.

Much more interesting!

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January 8, 2022
Beads Again 11, 12 from Virtual Quilter

Looks like somebody has been playing with a bead collection, and the results look good.

I think the first one is the winner by a narrow margin.

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December 20, 2021
Christmas Mix of Beads 9, 10 from Virtual Quilter

Interesting mix, Christmas or not!

Love the second design!

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December 16, 2021
Bead Collection for Christmas 9, 10 from Virtual Quilter

The making one of these is much more enticing since the introduction of fusible webbing, and scan and cutting machines. The hardest decision is will I do the stitching by hand or machine.

Love the outer row of blocks in the second design!

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December 11, 2021
Christmas Beading 27, 28 from Virtual Quilter

The first design almost looks like flashing lights.

I need more strings of beads to drape around a Christmas tree! Great replacement for tinsel.

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November 25, 2021
String of Beads Roundabout 33, 34 from Virtual Quilter

Nice, but missing something.

That’s better.

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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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October 19, 2021
Beaded Blocks and Borders 34, 35 from Virtual Quilter

I like it.

If only I could keep my strings of beads, chains holding pendants in my jewelry box in such attractive tangles!

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September 24, 2021
Quilting Thread and Beads 25, 26 from Virtual Quilter

I love it …though I have to admit that I love pretty much every String of Beads design I have found anywhere, right from the first time I saw a blurry black and white picture of the basic block.

I guess you know I love the second one too.

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