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"Anemones" '06          

3-D Beaded Art Quilt 21" x 27.5"

Thom Atkins

This was the first piece where I used free motion stitching to secure the flowers and batik fabric to the back-ground before beading.

I was in a hurry and needed a piece for a demo at the Houston International Quilt Show. Usually I hand stitch because I like the continuity of stitching on the back and the beads are put on by hand. This time there was no time and when the dust settled I found I didn?t mind the combination of hand and machine stitching for the quilting.