Well, I went for it. I added beads. Lots of them. Beka, can't wait to hear what you think!!
Here are the results so far.
This is a shot of the whole 22 x 22 inch square. Looking nice and chaotic, yes?
A close up of some of the beading. I landed some on the negative space... and some right on the squares.
I also decided that since the quilting thread color matched the background so well... you can't really see it.
My remedy... this bright pink thread path and a bit of my hand quilting to fix 'er up!
Another from the top shot. I really enjoy the variety of beads, colors, shapes, and finishes. And it's also neat because I have lived with these beads easily close to 10 years.
And I feel like they finally have a purpose... a place to live... a place to shine!
So many of the beads have a story for me. They are an awesome reminder of near and dear memories from my single days!
Here is another look at the hand quilting. This is my first time trying it. I am finding it really soothing as I pick my path through all the bits and confetti squares.
The pink thread seems almost symbolic for my path through the chaos that is my life. How's that for deep?
Some really pretty beads, right?
And there you have it. I still need to finish the hand quilting. Add binding -- going to use
The next look should be at my first finished 'artistic quilt!'
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