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my blog as a book, Beadlust by Robin Atkins, photo page spread

my blog as a book, Beadlust by Robin Atkins, cover

God's Eye Quilt, block 2, by Robin Atkins

BJP book by Robin Atkins, cover. And here's the title page ...

One Bead at a Time, cover of book by Robin Atkins

What Goes With This? The Personality Factor!

How could I be more blessed than I am with the freedom we enjoy in this country? What better subject for the month of July?

bead embroidery handmade book by Robin Atkins, Earth Journal

Beadlust

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God's Eye Quilt, block 10, by Robin Atkins

BJP book by Robin Atkins My 34-page ...

my blog as a book, Beadlust by Robin Atkins, text pages

improvisational bead embroidery, robin atkins, beaded bag

God's Eye Quilt, block 12, by Robin Atkins

God's Eye Quilt, block 8, by Robin Atkins

bead quilt, Bear of a Different Color, by Mat-Su Valley Bead Society

God's Eye quilt by Robin Atkins, auditioning fabrics, 2 choices

bead embroidery by Robin Atkins, detail from BJP piece, Stay in Touch with the

improvisational bead embroidery, robin atkins, beaded bag

God's Eye quilt by Robin Atkins, auditioning fabrics 1

old box, photo by Robin Atkins

Ganesha, bead embroidery by Liz Thompson

bead embroidery, Missing Towers, by Robin Atkins for 9-11 Bead Quilt

title page of BJP book by Robin ATkins. Here's what most of the spreads ...

Monday, August 27, 2012

English paper piecing, hand quilting, hexagon, grandma's flower garden quilt

Grandmothers Flower Garden hexie quilt, Robin Atkins, flowers

bead embroidery by Robin ATkins, Marriage Bag

God's Eye quilt by Robin Atkins, auditioning fabrics 9

bead embroidery on quilt block by Robin Atkins, bead journal project 2011, detail

Dupuytrens Disease, stage N, my right hand

bead embroidery by Robin Atkins, Rosie The Uncaged Hen, detail

God's Eye quilt by Robin Atkins, auditioning fabrics 10

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2006, photo by Robin Atkins

2006, photo by Robin Atkins This ...

Pinks and turquoise colors are mingled

bead embroidery on quilt block by Robin Atkins, bead journal project 2011

improvisational bead embroidery, robin atkins, beaded bag, detail

Monday, March 19, 2012

Grandmothers Flower Garden quilt by Robin Atkins, detail

2006, photo by Robin Atkins

Ooops... a candle burned itself out... hot enough to shatter the heavy glass plate under it.

God's Eye Quilt, block 9, by Robin Atkins

improvisational bead embroidery, robin atkins, beaded button

God's Eye quilt by Robin Atkins, auditioning fabrics 2

2006, photo by Robin Atkins

God's Eye Quilt by Robin Atkins, arrangement of 50 blocks, quilt #1

God's Eye Quilt, block 3, by Robin Atkins

2006, photo by Robin Atkins

God's Eye quilt by Robin Atkins, auditioning fabrics 4

hand pieced hexagon flowers for grandma's flower garden quilt

One could write the text, but hire a book designer to do the layout and design of the book.

painted paper for Christmas cards by Robin Atkins

beaded spirit doll by Robin Atkins, Aqua Aqua Beadlust

2006, photo by Robin Atkins

Grandmothers Flower Garden hexie quilt, Robin Atkins, basting hexies

I include the blessing of a personal freedom, which I grant myself, to write honestly and freely in my journals, blogs, and books.

2006, photo by Robin Atkins

Grandmothers Flower Garden hexie quilt, Robin Atkins, layout

Bead Journal Project ~ Some of My Faves from the Past Year!

old bag which contained vintage seed beads, photo by Robin Atkins

Prototypes (or mockups) of my books, ink-jet printer, for final proofing.

9-11 Bead Quilt, first public display in San Diego

The bird? Well, birds fly, bless them. I want to be a bird in my next life, free to fly long distances, swoop and soar, and ride the winds.

beaded spirit doll by Robin Atkins, Madrona

snow storm photo by Robin Atkins This ...

bead quilt, Birds of a Feather, by Mat-Su Valley Bead Society

God's Eye Quilt by Robin Atkins, arrangement of 50 blocks, quilt #2

For the next three books, Rosie, Finishing Techniques, and Spirit Dolls, I went back to self-printing and smaller quantities.

My Newest Book!

San Juan Channel, photo by Robin Atkins

Techniques & Designs for Embroidering on Cloth

Robin Atkins, bead artist and author of Heart to Hands Bead Embroidery, offers the original beaded art featured in her book for sale.

Grave marker in Native American graveyard, photo by Robin Atkins

snow storm photo by Robin Atkins

Here I am holding up the top, peeking through the last few feet of the last seam still to be sewn. Holding it as I whip stitch along each 3/4" seam, ...

Grandmothers Flower Garden hexie quilt, Robin Atkins, embroidered/quilted flower centers

Grandmothers Flower Garden hexie quilt, Robin Atkins, quilted leaves

The title, date and signature are rather casual (nice way to say my printing sucks). Perfection is not one of my blessings.

vintage seed beads, photo by Robin Atkins

Immediately on receipt of our payload, we noticed an alarming problem. The covers of the books, mostly black ink, as you can see, grabbed fingerprints in a ...

2006, photo by Robin Atkins

I use Ultrasuede Light as a backing for each of my ATCs. With a watercolor paper stiffener between the beading and the backing, I stitch them together using ...

beaded square for GLBS bead quilt in memory of Barb Davis

my hand (beaded), before onset of Dupuytren's Disease

Grandmothers Flower Garden hexie quilt, Robin Atkins, hexie strips for border facing

"Me and My Stuff" Bead Journal Project piece by Robin Atkins at www.

bead quilt by GLBS in memory of Barb Davis

bead quilt, Spirit Mask, by Mat-Su Valley Bead Society

One could write the text, but hire a book designer to do the layout and design of the book.

Syrian wedding dress, photo by Robin Atkins

To complete the last side seam, the entire flower must be folded as shown above.

Note, the finished size is 71 x 93 inches, and there are 4,700 individual hexagons in it.

Bead Embroidery - Beading on Stiffened Felt

improvisational bead embroidery, robin atkins, beaded bag

God's Eye quilt by Robin Atkins, auditioning fabrics 18