Sophie’s Bead Factory and Sampler Update

Posted by on February 19, 2014 in my sampler | 3 comments

It feels a little like a Bead (block) Factory in my sewing room lately. Here are my 27 Bead-on-a-String blocks for the Block Lotto and two Mod-Mod samplers.




Most were made using the 6-minute circle technique … though I can’t say I finished any of them in 6 minutes, it definitely got faster/easier as I made them.

Most of the bead blocks will be adjacent to a double chevron block in the quilt.  Here’s how my combined sampler blocks look so far. First the throw-size, made using the color of the month from the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  For these,  the beads are made from a single fabric.



And these are the blocks for the Full/Queen size bed quilt so far.  There’s one extra bead block there–it will likely become part of a pillow cover.



  1. You are so ambitious! The pink and gray are lovely.

  2. Very pretty choices Sophie. It feels rather peaceful doesn’t it? I think mine is going to feel very energetic…lots of bright colour….hmmm maybe I should tone it down a bit with a cream background…it isn’t too late yet. Thanks for sharing Sophie it really helps me get the sense of it.

  3. I was just looking at all the samplers. What caught my eye (again) was the imperfect chevron block for the layout diagram pictures. The triangles aren’t the same height and the strips are not parallel. I LOVE the way that looks!
    Of all the things I could be working on, I am sitting here trying to figure out how to recreate that imperfection!
    Dang. This is all your fault. And I thank you!

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