Created by: Amy Munson
Project

Crazy for Beads

What was your inspiration? My 2009 entry to the Alliance for American Quilts, Crazy for Quilts contest. The quilt was featured in the 2010 April/May issue of Quilters Newsletter as well as the June 2010 Victorian Homes Magazine. the main block in Crazy for Beads is 12" square and finished with a 2" border. I decided not to do any beading in the border and will add a beaded picot biding to the edge. I think the motifs and border fabric that I added to the block created a subtle Asian feel to the design that is quite pleasing.

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Amy Munson made Crazy for Beads with:

Bead Embroidery Stitches

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Bead Embroidery Stitches

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  • Fabric and beads

Project Description

What was your inspiration? My 2009 entry to the Alliance for American Quilts, Crazy for Quilts contest. The quilt was featured in the 2010 April/May issue of Quilters Newsletter as well as the June 2010 Victorian Homes Magazine. the main block in Crazy for Beads is 12" square and finished with a 2" border. I decided not to do any beading in the border and will add a beaded picot biding to the edge. I think the motifs and border fabric that I added to the block created a subtle Asian feel to the design that is quite pleasing.

Q&A with Amy Munson

rainydaychick asked:
Absolutely lovely! I would love to learn to do that. This is the style I love the most. Good Job!!
Amy Munson answered:
Thank you. It is not as hard as you would think, but it does take time building the beaded seams.
patz in suffolk asked:
That is absolutely lovely, Amy! You must have boundless patience to complete all that embroidery. The flower makes a very necessary focal point that draws the eye into the piece. Congratulations - I love the details of the little insects too.
Amy Munson answered:
I loved this quilt when it was finished, all of the design elements really came together well. I have found I really love bead embroidery, it does take time, but the texture it adds is well worth it.