Sunday, March 20, 2016

March IHSW

It felt so good to be hermiting again this weekend! Many thanks to our wonderful hostess at Random Ramblings for continuing this happy sal. :)

I worked on two projects this weekend, Luna and Euphoria. I don't think I got a whole lot done, but I did manage to reach a milestone on each. First, I'm doing a mini happy dance for Luna, as I've managed to complete the first row! So happy about this. Here's before and after:
It was just the last 1000 stitches or so, but it did seem to take forever. Probably because I was a little sick this week (but ok now). Sad to say, but in 8 years of stitching BAPs, this is only the second project I have with a complete row finish. Guess that shows what a serial starter I am. :)

It was hard not to continue to the next row immediately, but I was determined to finish the next page of Euphoria, which was also close to being done. Here's the (messy) before and after:
Not just solid pink anymore! That bit of white is the tip of the first flower hanging over her shoulder. Surprising just how long that flower really is; I don't think this bit is even half of it. But it does help to break up the monotony.

This next bit isn't exactly stitching related, but I think it's pretty, so I'm gonna share. As I am finally well enough to sit at my sewing machine again, I've been practicing quilting designs to finish off a quilt I'm making for a friend. I'm still debating, but I might have settled on this design:
This was my first attempt, which did get easier as I found my rhythm. (Can you tell which half I did first?) I found a tutorial for this here if you want to try it. I have never done a branching pattern before, but it's a lot of fun, and I love the results. I'm trying a larger sample now to see if I can really do this on a full size quilt. It's tricky (especially seeing where I'm going with all those branches) but I might be able to pull it off.

Well, that's all for now. Hope everyone else has had a lovely stitchy weekend. Until next time!


  1. Hi Angela,
    Hopping off from IHSW link up page. You've got good progress on both your projects.Congrats for row finish.
    Your first quilting attempt looks lovely.


  2. Congrats on finishing the row on Luna, I know your problem ;-) I have one project where I am working on the third row of pages and all others don't even have a completed row.. I am a serial started who tries to focus, lol..
    I love to see the first flower appear on Euphoria, I think there is also a small hint of the shadow one of the leafs is casting? I'm looking forward to see more! =)
    I never tried quilting, but the pattern you did looks really lovely and professional (and complicated) to me =) Great work =)

  3. Beautiful progress on everything congrats on the row finish!

  4. Wonderful progress and beautiful quilting!

  5. Hello Angela,
    Your made great progress on Luna and Euphoria. I'm happy dancing with you. What a great quilt design. Your stitching looks great.