Wednesday, February 28, 2007

A beaded seam


Here is my latest seam on my encrusted CQ block. I am having so much fun with this! I bought some sequined trim to use on this block - small blue flower-shaped sequins. I cut the sequins off the trim - I thought they would be perfect. I sewed four of them on this seam, but it just didn't look right. So then I surrounded them with beads. Then I added the pink flowers in metallic thread. No matter what I did, I couldn't make that seam look right. Finally I cut off the "perfect sequins" and changed them to these flowers - viola! looking much better. I think it s so funny that it took so long for me to just chuck those stupid sequins!

8 comments:

China & Madie said...

LOL I totally do the same thing!

Lil said...

Lin,

I have to say that this is one of the most beautiful seams EVER! I love how it disguises the straight edge of the lace and has so much texture!

JoWynn Johns said...

Perfect!

Allison Ann Aller said...

This is looking heavenly....

Thelma said...

I think it is very lovely. Fantastic job!

Robin said...
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Robin said...

Yup... I'll almost always take glass flower beads over sequins! Good job!!!

(Ooops, I accidentally typed the word verification letters at the start of my previous comment, and didn't notice... hence the deletion)

Susan said...

Funny, but so normal! I love the way it looks now. Love all those pearly beads around it, and the pink stitching.

The perfect place will yet turn up for those sequins. =)