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May 28, 2023
Gran’s New Beads 23, 24 from Virtual Quilter

Interesting mixture of bead shapes in this project file.

I like the second design best … I think.

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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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August 29, 2022
Gran’s New Beads 21, 22 from Virtual Quilter

Very pretty.

Almost the same, but I like the one block change!

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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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July 29, 2022
Beaded Blocks and Borders 37, 38 from Virtual Quilter

String of Beads designs are a great way to use scraps, or fabrics purchased for the project. They are also easy to applique by hand or machine if you use fusible webbing … not so easy if you do the needleturn method.

I love the simplicity of the second design, and the spaces which can be filled with quilting, but I cannot pick a favourite today.

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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 23, 2022
Gran’s New Beads 19, 20 from Virtual Quilter

Lots and lots of little applique beads!

Not quite so many little applique beads, but more quilting.

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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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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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March 31, 2022
String of Beads Roundabout 35, 36 from Virtual Quilter

Interesting tangle of beads!

An even more interesting tangle … love it!

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February 26, 2022
String of Beads 15, 16 from Virtual Quilter

Challenge for today … how many applique beads are there in these two quilts?

Despite it being a fairly big number, these are much simpler to make than most other applique designs. All the beads are the same… 2 inches long, .75 inch wide, cut from fabric with fusible web on the wrong side … arrange on the 12.5 inch background square, iron, stitch by hand or machine.

I love 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 7, 2022
Double Wedding String of Beads 21, 22 from Virtual Quilter

As it is I would make this as a tablecloth for a large square table with room for two places on each side. No quilting involved.

However, if I was making it as a quilt there is lots of room for some wonderful quilting! I noticed as I was starting up Electric Quilt this morning that the hint was about using applique motifs as quilting motifs … now, that is a hint I should take note of!

The second design has some wide open spaces which need some quilting too.

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January 6, 2022
Beaded Borders 15, 16 from Virtual Quilter

I like the subdued colours in this project file.

Love the second design. I think it would look good in bright, or pretty, or even dramatic colour schemes, not just the subdued shown here.

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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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September 23, 2021
Tangled String of Beads 37, 38 from Virtual Quilter

Love it!

Like the second one too, despite the booboo of the border.

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August 5, 2021
String of Beads 13, 14 from Virtual Quilter

I love just about every String of Beads design I have ever seen, but the one above is one of the best ones.

However the one above is also a contender for entry into the favorites list., but this morning the first one is the winner.

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July 11, 2021
Beaded Fans 17, 18 from Virtual Quilter

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 look more like fans.

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