First I want to thank everyone for their very kind comments about and support for "Crazy for Flowers"....I appreciate you all!
Even though I got filled to the brim with inspiration, new ideas, and new supplies too while at Quilt Market in Houston, I am back to completing the "H" quilt...starting to come down the homestretch here, and I am constitutionally incapable of exploring other textile work until this is done.
So I've been adding more little fan embroideries to the large central body of the quilt, and have begun beading inside the patches as well. It is a version of quilting in a way, providing texture to all those "blank" spaces. Some of the beads are going on on top of teeny tiny black sequins, just for variety.
These dang wiggly bugle beads gave me fits, and I will probably cut them off and redo them.
This fan will probably have some more spokes added to it down the line. I do love those amber beads!
This quilt is getting way over the top, but H would like that.
Here's a larger overall shot that shows how those seed beads are starting to fill in as overall texture.
...and more seed beads. I am varying the spacing and size of them too a little bit, just for contrast.
When all the beading and fans are done, the next step is going to be a new one for me: I'm going to do some waste-canvas lettering in the black corner patches....I bought some evil 18 count canvas for the fine print, too!