Sunday, June 8, 2014

Beadweaving :: Little Quilts

Very few things make me happier than hanging out with a friend and being able to completely be myself. Couple that with a great bead session and you pretty much have nirvana for me. Ya, it's the simple things in life that make me happy. 

So a few months back I got together with my beady friend Christine and she showed me a pattern she was working on that looked like little quilts. She created this pattern during her 'beading in circles' phase, which I'm not entirely sure if she's made it through yet? Doesn't matter because she created some pretty amazing, inventive and beautiful bead weaving this last winter. And this is one of them. You can see all the variations she created with these little quilts over on her blog One Kiss Creations

I met up with Christine and her Mom's quilting friends (guess crafting in numbers runs in the family). The two of us were busy teaching the next generation as we both brought our daughters to the get away. It was fun to see them become fast friends and get to work on creating batch after batch of polymer beads! I still haven't had a chance to get a photo of them, but I'll be back with a post on those later.

Today I wanted to show you that I did learn this fun pattern from Christine to create my own 'Little Quilts' bracelet. Thank you Christine for being that friend that I can be myself and just enjoy hanging out crafting for a weekend. 

16 comments:

Maryanne said...

I love your little quilts! Christine created a great pattern with these! I'm glad you had a good time at the quilt retreat and that you're passing the art on to your daughters.

Therese's Treasures said...

Beautiful Cynthia, you did a great job on the little quilt block bracelet. I am so glad to hear that y'all had a great time and that your daughters hit it off and are forming their own hopefully long term friendship. Christine makes it easy to be yourself around her she is so easy going and fun.
Therese

Liz E said...

I have no idea, why but that bracelet makes me smile! Maybe it's the story behind it. Maybe it doesn't matter why. It's definitely a slice of joy!

Jacquelineand.... said...

I love these mini quilt blocks Cynthia! Glad to read that you had a fun, relaxing time with your daughters and friends!
Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog, they meant SO miuch!

Janet Bocciardi said...

Those little quilts have been one of my favorites of Christine's! Love your colors... envious of your visit. :-)

Patti Vanderbloemen said...

I remember Christine's blog post about this! These are beautiful, both the color choices and the pattern! Just lovely!

Introverted Art said...

I think real friends are the ones that allow you to be you. they don't expect you to act in different ways, they just expect you to be you.

Halinka said...

Hello,Cynthia:

Very beautiful bracelet.Nice.lively colors and the idea of the design.
-All the Best-
Halinka-

Christine Altmiller said...

What I love about this: the photography staging (great berries!), your finished piece, your clasp and findings, the time I spent with you while you were sewing these little quilts, and how it is a blend of my pattern and your color sensibilities. High Line, here we come!!!

Miss Val's Creations said...

This is such a pretty design Cynthia. I love that you and Christine brought your girls to learn the craft. Being creative is so important to a healthy well being. :)

Splendid Little Stars said...

friends, fun, chat, laughter, and crafts! aaaahhhhhh!
love the bracelet! very cool pattern!

Shirley Moore said...

Ok, just color me jealous that y'all got to hang out! Sounds like an absolute blast! And so precious for the girls to hang out as well. I adore this bracelet, it is just cool!

Duni said...

Aahh...a crafty weekend...I miss those! The teeny-tiny "quilt" bracelet is adorable! Glad your daughter found a new crafty friend. Crafting amonst young people is on the rise :)

BeadedTail said...

Glad you enjoyed your crafty weekend! I love the quilt bracelet! I saw her purple one and loved it too. Pretty awesome!

Magic Love Crow said...

What a great weekend ;o) Sounds like so much fun! I love the bracelet! It is amazing! Love the colour ;o) Hugs ;o)

Additionsstyle said...

Sounds like a lot of fun, beading with a friend! I LOVE your bracelet, what a great pattern and colors!!
Valerie
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