2020 PHD Challenge


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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.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on January 7, 2020 at 3:31pm

Elizabeth, Perfect block!

Linda, You've made it through the worst. Just a little while longer and you'll be back to normal.

Comment by Linda Koller on January 7, 2020 at 3:25pm

I"m home. All went well. Doctor said no wonder I couldn't eat and was always coughing and choking. My throat was pretty tight. On yogurt , smoothies, ans frozen fruit bars for 1 week, then I  can eat normal. I have lost another 2 lbs. for a total of 39 lbs. Now to lay down for a couple days as ordered. Throat hurts.

Keep sewing Elizabeth! It's not a race!! LOL I started block #7 before I left for the hospital this morning. LOL Quit in the middle of the second set of flying geese units.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on January 7, 2020 at 3:17pm
Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on January 7, 2020 at 3:16pm

This is my 5th PhD challenge block.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on January 7, 2020 at 3:07pm

I quilted the center block of my star quilt late last night. Couldn't sleep. It took me about 2 hrs cuz I had to test out the thread and desided to change the design. So today I can't wake up!! But it was actually nice to quilt without interuptions. Quilting does not come easy to me so no interuptions helps me keep sane.

Comment by Gail Brown on January 7, 2020 at 2:23pm

Cleaning is a good project for me right now as I am a klutz and have broken a small bone in my left wrist.  the good news is that I am right handed, still two hands do come in handy as i am finding out.

Linda, praying that your surgery goes well and you will be back with your Pansies soon.  I am loving seeing those blocks, can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Kris that Jewel Wedding Ring is going to be gorgeous.  Have never seen one in batiks. I have done the traditional 30s fabric one.  I've have thought about making another one but I know I must finish all or most of the things that have been started.  {I know you're listening, Riana}

Comment by Wilma Schirra-Kays on January 7, 2020 at 11:58am

Linda, I am loving your Thimbleberries blocks.  Fabric is great.  Everyone is doing great, too, on their PHDs.

I try to clean out bobbin area once a week.  Embroidery machine a little more often.  Even with a filtration system here in NV, we have a “sealed” installation system, so every 30 minutes the system brings in outside fresh air.  Well when windy here in desert, it also brings in lots of dust.

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