WIP Friday

beadtriToday, 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.


IMG_3648This 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.


25682The 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.


66714Hmmm… 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


5 thoughts on “WIP Friday

  1. 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

  2. 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……

  3. 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.

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