Thursday, 28 August 2014

beads going on a diversion - 2

More beads to work with white embroidery for Karen Ruane. Some have a touch of colour with them...either a bead with other colours or pastel colour bead.

Some use the 'wooden look' sequins on the offcuts of the embroidered cotton lawn I made my blouse from. I removed a lot of the sequins from the seam area and saved them.

As with the previous post with white beads, I have used the same bead twice (i.e. wbead25+wbead26) with slight variations before moving on to another bead.

wbead25


wbead26


wbead27


wbead28


wbead29


wbead30


wbead31


wbead32


wbead33


wbead34


wbead35


wbead36


wbead37


wbead38


wbead39


wbead40


wbead41


wbead42


wbead43


wbead44


wbead45


wbead46


And more beads tomorrow.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

beads going on a diversion - 1

A few months ago Karen Ruane commented about the new fabric packet beads I had started doing for 2014. Karen works beautiful embroideries which are mainly white. She also commented again when I made my blouse of embroidered cotton lawn. I actually thought of her when I was making it...that the fabric would appeal.

So, I suggested a collaboration of sorts. I would make some white beaded fabric packet bits to send to her. As and when she felt they would work on something she was making, she could include them.

So, I have been using the offcuts of the embroidered cotton lawn to make some beaded fabric packets to send to her. It has been a good chance to try out some ideas for the daily bead project...and to see what it would be like to make enough to perhaps sell. Okay, for some I went a little bit overboard!


Both sides are different, so I tried to get a photo of them from the side. I have used the same bead twice (i.e. wbead1 + wbead2) with slight variations before moving on to another bead.

wbead1


wbead2


wbead3


wbead4


wbead5


wbead6


wbead7


wbead8


wbead9


wbead10


wbead11-lays flat, so images of both sides


wbead12-lays flat, so images of both sides


wbead13


wbead14


wbead15


wbead16


wbead17


wbead18


wbead19


wbead20


wbead21


wbead22


wbead23


wbead24


Hopefully she has received all the beads in the post today. The rest of the beads for Karen will be shown tomorrow and the following day.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

May Journal Quilt

Yes I realise it isn't May. I am catching up on the Journal Quilts. The last few months have been very busy with making work, so I am hoping to catch up with these this week.

I am still trying to make British related pieces which will eventually go to my son. The first one I did this size for the CQ quilt Rule Britannia for the Celebrating Diversity exhibition at the Quilt Museum, was Cricket Wicket.
You may recall the Guild made cards of this one as well as my phone box. If you are interested, you can purchase them from the Guild Quilt Museum shop. The money goes to support the Quilt Museum.

Anyway, I had in mind to do a few more of the British Sports. The journal quilts this year are 8inx8in. The Rule Britannia pieces were 20cmx20cm, which is near enough the same thing.

This is what I have been putting together for Rugby.

Doesn't take long if you actually get down to doing it! I just need to layer, stitch and bind it.
I do hope I got it right...it has to be 'Rugby Union' you know, not 'Rugby League'. (Insert rolling eyes here!) I am thinking of wee white buttons for the play positions, but I will see what it looks like stitched first.

If I can get the other 3 done this week, I can carry on doing the Journal Quilts with the rest. If not, I will still carry on, just not 'officially',

Sunday, 24 August 2014

"And the Bead Goes On and on..." 18-24 August

2014 - Week 34 Daily Beads
I don't seem to be able to load photos with my normal browser, so I have had to go with Goggle Chrome. Not happy!

no.230


no.231


no.232


no.233


no.234


no.235


no.236