Friday, November 8, 2013

The Obsession Continues

My quilted fabric bead obsession continues...

(Which is good, as they are now selling almost as fast as I can stitch them!) 

I've been experimenting with different fabrics, quilting stitches and sizes...

Below are some examples of beads made from batik fabric,
 ( Yay! a great way to use up that stash I bough years ago!)

Here, on the beads pictured above, the quilting is done in short rows going around the beads, creating a semi textured bead.

Pictured above and below, I chose to do an all-over random seed stitch on these large size beads,

which results in a more textured bead, sort of like an old quilt would have. 
(This would be fun to do with some vintage fabrics!)

And on the batik beads above, I decided to stitch the rows length wise, 
which gives the least amount of texture, but has a lovely, kantha like look.

I repeated that straight stitch on these pretty pink Japanese fabric beads.

(I think they are so cute!)

And I had to try making some beads out of dupioni silks!

Love those colors!

That's it for now... I have beads to stitch!


Note: A Downloadable PDF Tutorial Pattern for my Quilted Fabric Beads is now available in my Etsy shop, here.