Beading and Other Stuff

I showed you the start of this beading project, but never showed you the final product. Once I started beading, it went fairly quickly. Much faster than embroidery, in my opinion.

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And some close-ups:

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I finished piecing together that giant quilt, made a sandwich, and quilted around each smaller block to stabilize it. And then I pondered hand quilting it. In the meantime, I was sitting in church, and wrote in my journal, “my next big quilt must be about PEACE.” And later in the week I realized that I could make THIS BIG QUILT about peace. So I marked out huge letters “PEACE” on it, and know that I’ll hand stitch those. And then I chose 12 excellent verses on Peace, and marked 12 spots on the quilt where these will be hand stitched. But in the meantime, because it is so huge and heavy, I think that I will machine  quilt it. That way it might actually be finished in this time period where we all need to think about peace and what it means for each of us.

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I’ve also started back to work on my series “Characteristics of God.” I’m hand stitching the words and then machine quilting each piece. Still pondering how to finish the edges. There are only 10 pieces in this series, so I am hopeful to complete them soon.

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And in the meantime, my fascination with hexies has not diminished. They are fun to make, and relatively mindless at this stage. Just right for evenings sitting by the fire with two dogs on my lap and watching my TV shows.

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6 thoughts on “Beading and Other Stuff

  1. Hi Debby, You are so clever. Love the beading. Haven’t a lot of time to sit and look at every stitch. Love the verse ” o death, where is they sting”? Etc. I’m a Christian and lost my husband to cancer three years ago. He was a pastor for over 44 years. So that verse is highly significant to me. I’m a new quilter but started off in the USA in 1983 when we did an exchange to Joliet in Illinois but after that , became busy in ministry. Haven’t any more time to chat. I did a blog Sunshinesheepandshambles@wordpress.com last year. Must go.

    Love Barbara McKay

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  2. Debby your work is truly amazing. Incorporating the beauty and meaning of the love of God in your pieces is truly inspiring. Thanks for sharing them!

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