The hand embroidery on my medallion quilt has been slow going. Rachel definitely warned of this, but I guess getting sick last week, taking care of a sick husband, entertaining house guests and just general life business has really gotten me quite far behind my self imposed deadlines.

I'm hoping to catch up as our next round is English paper piecing and some nice and easy (woo hoo!) patchwork. I still am hoping to squeeze in a few more of the other projects (hexies! wall art! sashiko!), but they will have to wait for the time being.

close up on the embroidery
close up of embroidery
And, with all my complaining, you might be guessing that I'm not enjoying myself. Well, despite the looong time that it took, I am so happy with the end result that I think it's been worth it so far. But I am a little bit over running stitches at the present time.

I've outlined my jewels and prepared them for satin stitching, but plan on coming back to those at a later time. I want to catch up on the rest of this class and some other WIPs before I commit to two plus hours per 2" block. And get out to buy more embroidery thread. Sheesh. 

I've started on some other little works for some swaps and am sewing a little something with my sister for her dorm room, so it's been nice to step away a bit from this quilt. I can't wait to add the next layer though since it seems I've been staring forever at it without much change.

I've linked this up to the Handmade Parade at There and Back!


  1. It's gorgeous so far !! I can't wait to see more of this quilt :)

    And I totally get your need to do something else sometimes but in the end, I'm sure you'll cherish this quilt :)

  2. This looks awesome!! I am so excited to see this as it progresses :)

  3. your stitching is so lovely! i'm super far behind on the quilt and trying not to stress about it...and like you i 've got other projects needing my attention, plus life in general. but i'm loving all these new techniques and all the inspiration from everyone.

  4. Wow. Your stitching is beautiful! I really love how your medallion is coming together. I won't mention mine, as it's not even started!!!

    Thanks for linking up to The Handmade Parade!

  5. It's beautiful! I love the close ups of the stitching.


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