1.25.2011

Confetti Quilt is Nearing Complete

Do you remember the bead/button dilemma with Confetti quilt discussed last week here(I previously showed you Confetting coming ALIVE here!)

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 Monkia's Monika's new binding tutorial to try a proper method.  And I am still tempted to add a few more beads. 

The next look should be at my first finished 'artistic quilt!'

---Linking to Fabric Tuesday and other awesome parties from my left bar---

14 comments:

My Sweet Prairie said...

It's PERFECT! I think that quilt shines because of all those embellishments! The pink stitching is perfect. Beads are confetti with sparkle. I love it!!

: )
hehe - you called me Monkia. hehe

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow that is one amazing quilt!

MJ said...

This is so creative, I love it!!

Beka said...

you already know my answer! Stop egging me on! <3<3

Kris said...

I think this is so clever. I really like it - it is unique, and very pretty. Great job!

Wendy said...

I absolutely LOVE your Confetti Quilt. The buttons are the perfect touch...your quilting...awesome!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! I'm back ... again. Looking Good!Love your project from 1/22. Will check the binding tutorial. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Rebecca said...

Are you familiar with this site.
http://whitecottontee.blogspot.com/p/creative-exchange.html

I was reading it and immediately thought of you!

Aunt Spicy said...

totally loving the confetti quilt! its fabulous!

Neoma said...

Oh! I love love your confetti quilt!
You've managed to get some order in the chaos, it's so neat and well done!

/Mari

jeannette said...

My goodness, Christie, some people would kill for your creativity! Such a fun looking quilt:) I am slowly realizing though that we both have the same addiction: keep buying stuff to create with!

Katie said...

Thank you for linking up to Sew Woodsy! I love the quilt you are working on... keep up the great work and can't wait to see it finished.

Quiltstory said...

How cute is this? Darling!

Elizabeth carter said...

I came across this lovely little project and just had to let you know how much I love the beads!

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