(Photo sequence, l-r: front, back, close-up)
There was absolutely no risk involved in this piece. No emotional attachment. I didn't even take the leap to practice free motion quilting. The only point was to place the lines and shapes against the white background in a manner that pleased me. Easy. This was a piece I salvaged (I like salvaging) from the C&C exercises. The closest I came to being creatively invested was deciding on what colour thread...it was a choice between purple, even considered a hot pink, a metallic red or blue. After the thread was selected and the piece quilted, I was bored looking at it, so I posed the question, what could I do to make it just a little bit interesting? Remember I do love to salvage. I thought of couching but I wanted to keep the high contrast and couching would have reduced the contrast. So this is where the beading came in.
The completed quilt reminds me of nothing, absolutely nothing and I had to resist the cliche to name it, so I call it No Risk instead of...nope, I will not even say.
The lines/shapes are fused and the binding is fused. My favorite element is the largest 3 squares at the top with the red beads.
I did get practice with squaring up. It lays very very flat. I love to bead so I think a good beading book for quilts is in order. I don't tie off very good or at least not in a way that I feel my beads are secure.