Today, I thought I would share some works-in-progress. The first item is a beaded triangle that will eventually become part of a larger pendant and necklace. I used 2 stitches- peyote and brick stitch- to create each side of the triangle before connecting them together.
This next image allows you to understand the steps for how I created each triangle side. First you use peyote stitch to bead a flat peyote 9 beads tall by 6 beads wide. Then, I used brick stitch to bead points on the top and the bottom. You then sew this shape into a tube to make the finished triangle.
The next project is a wholecloth quilt featuring my own designs in it. Here are two pictures- the first shows you how I digitized some designs, then quilted them onto the black fabric. Next, I sketch in some freehand quilting ideas in order to quilt it. As soon as I post this, I plan to go quilt the rest of the center.
Hmmm… the picture is upside down, but it gives you an idea for how I work. The marking is done using Crayola white chalk, which is a very affordable marking tool. I quilt the design freehand, then use a paintbrush to brush off the chalk marks. Easy as can be!
I do hope you have enjoyed seeing my two works in progress today. Enjoy your weekend! Carla
No other word for the wholecloth but SPECTACULAR!! If only someday I could approach a project like that. It is extra ordinary!!! Thanks for sharing
Yes, Spectacular! Yours is a new approach to quilting!
Your beading is awesome!! It’s something I haven’t explored but have a huge appreciation for. Your quilting is luscious….so rich and fluid. Chalk is wonderful and so easily removed. Inspiring post!!! Hugs……
I really like your approach on the whole cloth … and I LOVE the beaded triangle–I look forward to seeing what that becomes.
Carla, As usual, your quilting designs are stunning and I love how you can mark them so effortlessly. I still marvel at your creative talents. Your beaded triangle is very unique. I know it will be spectacular in it’s finished form too. Thanks for sharing.