This wall hanging I quilted many years ago - but have now beaded the flamingo in the middle and finally finished it off!!
Just to add focus to the wall hanging I beaded the central motif which is the flamingo
His head and legs are encrusted with beads but his wings just ahve the central rib beaded
I used a mixture of matt and pearlescent beads
Here is a detail of his head - two tones of pale turquoise, lilac and dark blue beads with black, red, and mutlicoloured beads
and of his wings
I tried to select from the multicoloured beads - the co-ordinating colours for each feather to contrast with the matt lilac beads on the rest of the feathers
The quilted piece now has a border and hanging slot at the top - now to find right place for it in the house and it will need a spotlight at night - so it will have a subtle sparkle to brighten dark winter nights