2020 PHD Challenge

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Comment by Riana Noyes on January 9, 2020 at 12:17pm

Oooh Mary Spanish tiles would be awesome! I must be hungry...my first at DQ was Dairy Queen! Lol...it's been a long time since l've had icecream ' cause hubby's on a diet :-((

Comment by Mary Moore on January 9, 2020 at 11:35am

Chris, I'm trying to find Nemo!

I am envious of all these beautiful blocks.  It is making me think of Spanish tiles to go with DQ.

Comment by Gail Brown on January 9, 2020 at 11:25am

Love seeing everyones progress.  What a lot of variety every thing from Don Quixote to baby quilts.

Oh Chris, you have been chastised by "Mama Duck", your quilt is not on your list!  It is very cute though.

Linda so glad your procedure went well and you are on the mend.  I'm anxious to see the Pansies in bloom at the end.

I am getting along with one wing pretty well.  I had some blocks cut out ready to piece.  Fingers are working well on that hand so it's onward and upward for me.  It could have been a lot worse and needed surgery so I was really lucky. I am also able to mark a project on my list for quilting.  Since those marks are erasable a few goofs won't matter.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on January 9, 2020 at 9:38am

Thank you, Riana, Linda, and Barbara.

Chris, the baby quilt top is so precious!  All your sea creatures have personalities.  And don't worry about a boo-boo, your are ready to start quilting now.  I've made a number of mistakes lately too.

I'm on my way downstairs and I'll take Block #9 with me.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on January 9, 2020 at 5:06am

Super 8 Elizabeth.

Mary, Love your rendition of Piccasso's Don Quixote.

Chris, sweet quilt. Love the embroidery and I believe it is machine applique??

Comment by Linda Koller on January 8, 2020 at 9:24pm

Chris, adorable quilt.

Elizabeth, love block #8. Hope to be back sewing tomorrow or the next day. Sleeping a bit and lost my voice this afternoon.

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 8, 2020 at 9:17pm

Mary, l've got the gist now...picture's based in Spain, so yes, there were windmills there in  the 1600's, and Spanish saddles have pummels similar, but somewhat different from western ones.

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 8, 2020 at 9:12pm

Chris that's a cute quilt, but not on your PHD list...

Comment by Chris Michelle on January 8, 2020 at 8:59pm

I finished the baby quilt top on Sunday and loaded it on the quilting frame. Unfortunately, I didn't notice when my bobbin thread was messed up until I advanced my quilt and saw 4 rows of quilting were messed up. I spent the last 2 nights picking it out. Finally got it done and ready to re-start quilting this weekend.I left the top larger than needed so I can quilt and square up afterward.

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 8, 2020 at 5:41pm

Elizabeth that block's so very pretty...rose of sharon and tulips...love it!

Mary, l never read the book or saw movie...so now l'll add it to my reading list.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on January 8, 2020 at 4:08pm

Mary, I'm familiar with the drawing.  Maybe I saw it on the cover of Don Quixote in the "Novels" course I took in University or was it in the advertising for the movie?  I visited Picasso's home and the museum where a lot of his paintings are on one of the tours Hubby and |I took.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on January 8, 2020 at 4:04pm
Comment by Mary Moore on January 8, 2020 at 1:07am

That is my simplified version of Picasso's drawing of Don Quixote, perhaps my husbands favorite book.  Over in a knitting group that studies Folk and Fairy Tales on the side, they are working on tales of transformation thru the winter.  I haven't read, Don Quixote, since college, so I picked that book.  I need to make a related something (they are very flexible about what you decide to make).  This will perhaps be my 3rd PHD project, depending on how large it gets.

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 7, 2020 at 8:57pm

Barbara you could start a midnight quilting club...glad you got something worthwhile done. I used to get up super early when kids were still home for some quiet " me time".

Mary, l'm trying to figure out why there are both riders and windmills in your very unusual and artistic piece. Care to enlignten me? Dutch cowboys?

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 7, 2020 at 8:52pm

Elizabeth , l'm betting you just want to see how pretty those blocks are when all together! It'll be gorgeous.

Gail, do you need to wear a cast or brace on it? Maybe with a little practice you can machine piece, but don't try cutting anything with a wounded wing.

Linda, so glad you've made it through safely, and with your sense of humour intact:-)). And geese in a row or ducks...first do as doc says , and rest. They won't go anywhere for a few days...l'm keeping my eye on them.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on January 7, 2020 at 8:33pm

Mary, that is the most interesting picture I have ever seen!!! 8 )

Comment by Barbara Hughes on January 7, 2020 at 8:30pm

What was his response to that Linda?? Would be nice to see you again.

Comment by Mary Moore on January 7, 2020 at 6:30pm

OK Gail and Linda,  Now behave yourselves, and we expect quick recoveries.

Spent most of today coloring my tracing..making single lines big enough to applique, I'm a needleturner.

Then I cut out the figures and lost a few near his tummy.  It was on freezer paper, so it is ironed now and ready to baste.

Comment by Linda Koller on January 7, 2020 at 6:21pm

Thanks Elizabeth, but I want to keep my flying geese all in a row...probably as close to ducks as I'll get! ROFLOL

Barbara, once they get my back fixed later this month and my eyes this spring, I'm going to feel like a whole new me!! By the way, Rick called last week and we had a long, long talk. He wants to know when I'm coming back to Wisconsin for a visit. Told him when he pays for my Amtrak ticket...or airplane ticket.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on January 7, 2020 at 3:40pm

Thank you, Barbara!

Linda, glad that you are home after that ordeal.  Leave those pesky flying geese alone until you are feeling better.  I'm on block #7 too.  I'm going to look for some duckie down in my sewing machine just so Riana will be proud I'm following her steps to success.

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