Sunday, January 16, 2011

To bead or not to be....

My wonderful mother and sister heard about this upcoming project and sent me a mountain (well, may just a small mountain) of seed beads to work with.  I have this Batik panel that I bought in Hawaii a few years ago with the intention of someday making it into a small wall-quilt for my bathroom.  Now that I have Friday's free to work on hand-work (while my daughter is skiing) I decided to work on a bead project.  I just recently received Nancy Eha's new book "Bead Creative" and decided now would be a good time to practice beading on a small quilt.  Not having the time (or patience) to actually piece something I decided that the Batik panel would be the perfect practice recipient.   Stay tuned for more updates.....

After a quilt quilting session with Quilters Dream blend batting and Superior Threads the batik is ready for beading. 

A small section; partially done after 7 hours of beading.  I'm sure glad that I decided to start with a small panel!

The selection of seed beads that my mom and sister mailed to me.  Jackpot!

Nancy's book is a wonderful resource for quilting on art quilts.