The more beading I add to the interior of the patches, the more the cumulative effect has me excited. I still don't plan on beading the fans or the letter "H", but the little border blocks are starting to tell me--insistently--that they want the beading treatment too.
We all know I don't want work on this quilt to end, so I am starting to listen to them. Plus, my favorite local bead supplier, BeadCats, is having an open house this week-end. Normally they only sell online, but before Christmas they literally cover every square inch of surface area in one of their homes with their beads so people like me can come and buy. (I don't know anywhere else locally that has the supply of size 15 seedbeads I am going to need for the border blocks either.) I will be sure and take my camera so you can see the open house in action. It's a lot of fun.
All the black area around the central H is now beaded with flat black #11 seed beads.
The same beads are used in all four corner backgrounds. The spacing is by eyeball...close enough!
Once I got all those boring black beads out of the way, I started to have some fun varying the size and spacing of my colored beads. Much of this was already done; I am now filling in all the patches that are still "blank".
Some of my choices got pretty big, too!
And some of the beads are stacked on those itty bitty black sequins, just for some contrast, and to tie in a little more black.
I still have another day on the interior patches of the central section...and those border blocks won't take that much longer, will they?