Sunflower Scrap Done!

I purchased the only tube of blue beads that were the right shade and size. I hesitated with the purchase knowing that if I ran out of beads before I was done I was sunk. I decided to risk it.

The beads are on

and here is what I have left in the tube.

Lucky me! You can read about the whole process of creating this quilt here and here.

23 replies
    • Franki Kohler
      Franki Kohler says:

      You know how partial I am to beads. Here they really do like the the seeds of the mature flower.

    • Franki Kohler
      Franki Kohler says:

      Thank you Ashley, and thank you for stopping by. I hope to see you again soon. BTW, I think Frank Clark has it “just right” about criticism. Thanks for sharing.

    • Franki Kohler
      Franki Kohler says:

      I was thinking of the Baby Bear analogy as I began my 3rd iteration of this piece Suzanne. And now I do feel that I got it “just right.”

    • Franki Kohler
      Franki Kohler says:

      Thank you Sara! So nice to hear from you. I appreciate reading other blogs that walk me through process issues. It’s very helpful. It also makes me feel as though I really get to know the artist. Thanks for coming along on the ride.

    • Franki Kohler
      Franki Kohler says:

      Karen, thanks — especially for the support on the fabric. I’m going to experiment with even lighter colors next. I see great potential for fun with this technique.

  1. Jennifer Cook
    Jennifer Cook says:

    Franki, you have done it again! This is lovely, beautifully laid out, and exquisitely stitched and beads give it the ‘necessary’ heft. Love it Jen

  2. Franki Kohler
    Franki Kohler says:

    Thank you Jennifer! Half-way through beading I was getting those second thoughts that happen so often. But I think the size I chose is right for this large-seeded flower.

    • Franki Kohler
      Franki Kohler says:

      Oh Denise – high praise, thank you! Sunflowers always say “Summer!” to me too — my favs.

    • Franki Kohler
      Franki Kohler says:

      Thanks Gurli. I’m hoping these last few lessons (relearned) will stick with me for a while.

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