I finally finished beading the centre piece of this quilt 5 years after finishing it. The difference is quite extraordinarily. Adding the 1350 or so beads by hand was definitely worth it.
Below is a photo of the quilt before the beads were added..
I started adding the beads before our house fire Luckily the quilt survived it!
Another UFO done! Better late than never I suppose...
You can read more about this quilt here and here.