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Old 02-29-2012, 08:59 AM
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Has anyone tried the beading on crazy quilts? It looks like it would be a lot of fun and it makes a gorgeous quilt! Just looking for anyone who's done this and see what you thought about it.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:47 AM
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I haven't tried it yet but I plan to on my crazy quilt. Have you looked at www.pintangle.com ? They have great illustrations on there.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:03 AM
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It takes a little time, well it can take a LOT of time but does make a beautiful quilt. It is a nice warm thing to do on a chilly winter or spring evening.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:05 AM
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No but I have started adding buttons. I just love the look of buttons on quilts. LOL Go figure. I have buttons on hand but not beads so that might make the difference too of not having tried it. I'd say if you like it go for it.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:21 AM
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I'm going to try it but the first one will be a miniature. Don't know when I'll do it because I have 3 projects going right now. There just aren't enough hours in the day to do everything I want to. LOL!!
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:29 PM
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I like to bead, so I added fish and frogs and all kinds of beadwork on the one I made for mom and dad...Sometimes you can find "bead Pal" instruction sheets used to do pony bead work and instead use smaller seed beads and put them on your quilts...I like anything that sparkles!
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:34 PM
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i've added beading to crazy quilt projects---if you enjoy beading it is just another embellishment technique.
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:13 PM
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I have made Crazy quilt Christmas stockings a couple of CQ vests and CQ quilts. I love putting beads on them. I especially like the little seed beads. I use the little bit larger beads to do the bodies of the spiders I put in the spider webs.
Spider webs on the older victorian CQs, were for good luck.
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:25 PM
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I have done quite a bit of beading on crazy quilts. My favorite motif is dragonflies. I've also done spiders and a little beaded frog. I also use them a lot to accent embroidery (little ones look great in vines made of feather stitches) and as centers for ribbon roses and other flowers. Beading can be a bit addictive, once you get started and if you Google "crazy quilt beading," you will probably find lots of gorgeous examples.
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