This is one of the plainer Laura Ashley quilts, and I finished it off in a hotel bedroom. These tiny pieces are really great to take travelling. Of course, taking a bag of beads and other embellishments tends to add to the weight limit, and I always put them in my case rather than hand luggage and that is more or less the only thing I am worried about losing when the bags inevitably go astray occasionally (well, that and the odd really spectacular pair of shoes, I have). I thought that this very small piece might look nice with one feature bead, but in the event, I really thought that it looked better with three. I bought these beads because I thought that they might look nice on a beach scene or in some sort of wall or pebble path. I thought they looked as if they were made from lava. But the colours and the texture seemed just right on this piece when I was ‘auditioning’ beads in the hotel room:
For some reason I always buy beads in odd numbers so I bought five of these. I think one might end up as a moon in a landscape piece at some point. I do try not just to pile the beads on for the sake of it, but sometimes it just can’t be helped.