2020 PHD Challenge


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Comment by Linda Koller on January 10, 2020 at 5:00pm

Block #7.  Notice my geese are in rows...LOL! I'm ready for a long nap now.

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 10, 2020 at 4:58pm

Mary, the photo idea is great. It'll be a help when you get a bit bogged down and need to see your progess to help motivate you to continue. Momma duck is proud of you! Please share your progress photos with us.

Comment by Wilma Schirra-Kays on January 10, 2020 at 4:58pm

One more block to do and I can start assembly.  Then I have a 2x2 border to make, single row, before final border. There are lots of embellishments to add after it is quilted, like Pom-poms and laces and eyelets, etc.  Finished size is 62x72.  The sled is the last block, but I have to finish 2 pinwheels for that one, maybe tomorrow.  Feeling sluggish today, slept 9-1/2 hrs last night, so not pushing it today....

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 10, 2020 at 4:40pm

Linda, sorry, l assumed # 6 was the finishing after making top of the #2 Thimbleberries pansy quilt. I will amend.

Barbara, sorry, your initial list was very long, and l was wziting for the 6 you chose to be posted. I must have been rounding up a stray duckling and missed it...l will rectify this right now! 

Thankyou, everyone...l'll do the changes, and in a few days post it again ( in case one of the others who initially said they wanted to join in get THEIR ducks in a row,lol).

Comment by Mary Moore on January 10, 2020 at 12:21pm

Riana, That list is a doozy for you to keep track of.

I think I will take a before and after of tapestry sewing today and keep track of time so you can see how slow this project is.  The Snow tapestry (finished in Dec.) took over 2 1/2 years to finish and I didn't do the sky or animals. This is less than a 1/4 of the 6'X36"

Comment by Linda Koller on January 10, 2020 at 11:33am

Riana, my #6 on the list is also a pansy quilt. Yes another for me!! And, yes I love pansies!

Oh my, we have an upset duckling!!!!! LOL

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on January 10, 2020 at 11:18am
Comment by Barbara Hughes on January 10, 2020 at 10:34am

Well, I NEVER!! LOL!! I am not on the list. Quack!! Quack!! Quack!!

This is my list

1, Monster quilt for Nephews and Neices Not started but promised. They have 6 children 5 boys and 1 girl. I intend to make small quilts approx 18 X 18 " for each so they can put it together as a collage or hang separately in there rooms. 

  1. Christmas quilt has been cut out and a few blocks pieced together
  2. Nates 3 table toppers - Hexies . These are cut and glued together over 216. I have about 25 yet to glue together before I hand stitch the edges as bindings. I can do these while I work on other projects during my TV time

4 Cindy's Quilt, needs quilting and binding Braided Star

5 Makani's quilt needs quilting and binding Curved Long Cabin

6 Carolyn's quilt need quilting and binding Red Log Cabin

I have others but these are the most pressing to accomplish. The other were not designated to anyone.

I have been working on Cindy's Star and The Hexies.

Thanks for adding me in!! 


Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on January 10, 2020 at 10:12am

Riana, Thank you for all your hard work looking after the PhD challenge for us.  

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 10, 2020 at 9:38am

Please check theis master list below, and let me know of any errors or omissions.

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 10, 2020 at 9:37am

PHD challenge 2020
1. Wall quilt for pet vet
2. Bargello breast
3. Contrasting star quilt
4. Nephew’s wedding quilt
5. Mom’s quilt
Wilma Kayes
1. Winter Memories quilt
2. Pumpkin quilt
3. Grandmother’s flower garden quilt
4. Among the leaves quilt
5. BOM Cadence quilt
6. Brandon’s quilt
Kris Howell
1. Star wedding quilt
2. Continuum( ruler work) quilt
3. Splendid Sampler quilt
Melanie Keith
1. Teal quilt ( piecing)
2. Purple quilt
3. Calendar blocks
4. Christmas blocks
5. Flower bed runner
6. Mystery quilt
Mary Moore
1. Quilt top for Auxillary Fire dept.
2. Complete tapestry for Volunteer Fire dept.
3. Pure as the Driven Snow Hawaiian quilt ( finish hand quilting)
Linda Koller
1. Jan’s library quilt
2. Thimbleberries’ Pansies quilt
3. Free Splendid Sampler blocks
4. Beatles quilt
5. Cozy Afternoon quilt
6. Borders ,quilting borders and binding

Gail Brown
1. Queen hand embroidered quilt
2. Tshirt quilt for GD’s graduation
3. Sheila’s paisley quilt
4. Red/white/blue quilt for Dustin
Grandma’s Flower Garden quilt
5. St. Patrick quilt
Elizabeth Phillips
1. Tulip Twist block of the month quilt
Chris Michelle
1. Baltimore Christmas Quilt
2. Vintage Rose for James & Bryanna’s wedding
3. Frolic mystery quilt for Alexandra & Chad’s wedding
4. Dinner plate Dahlia winter themed quilt for master bedroom
5. Quilt for guestroom
6. Complete the green bargello quilt
Carla Walton
1. Fruit and Feathers quilt.

Comment by Linda Koller on January 10, 2020 at 9:28am

Kris, that is the life I've always dreamed of. I did go back and forth via Amtrak for a few years. I enjoyed it too. Where in Ohio are you moving to?

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 10, 2020 at 8:07am

Kris good luck with your plan to enjoy parttime RV life. We had a 40 ' motorhome which we drove to Tx. each winter for 7 yr. I bought my midarm in USA while in Tx.& stored it in our big wardrobe ( next to vaccuum) and used it at the welcome center on a table. After that season, l too made lots of tops in winter, and quilted on rainy days in summer at home up north. Some folks here in Fla. have sold their homes up north and take RV's up there instead, just for summer. Either way, just be sure to fence off a nice sewing " corner". Make it a priority! Builtins are a blessing here.

Comment by Kris Howell on January 9, 2020 at 11:03pm

Linda - sure do hope you get to feeling tip top in a hurry.  Until then, sleeping a lot is the best thing you can do for yourself.  

I'm going to get behind on my PHDs because I left my Bernina at my LQS for it's yearly fluff and buff.  Before I turned it in I did 12 more units for the Wedding Ring quilt, and I got two more blocks done for the Sampler.  

Yes, I'm moving.  When this house sells, we'll get a small place near our daughter in Ohio.  We'll live there during the summer, and come back here and RV for the winter.  That lets us be involved with both sets of grandchildren.  It means less money going out. It means Tom gets to enjoy the good fishing season in Ohio.  It means we get to travel to a lot of the places I want to see!  My machine goes in the RV with me, and if I can't figure out where to put the mid arm in the RV I'll just piece tops during the winter, and quilt them during the summer!

Comment by Chris Michelle on January 9, 2020 at 10:41pm

Well SH....OOT! I thought this one was on my list. I knew I needed it done by the 18th of January so maybe I didn't count it as PHD because it was partially finished last year and not a large project. Sorry Mama Duck!

Comment by Barbara Hughes on January 9, 2020 at 9:39pm

Today I folded, pressed and clipped together 10 of my hexies and spent some time quilting in a blue space on my star quilt. If I try to do to much at one time I mess up so my quilting is going slow and some of this quilting I have never done before. It's not the best work so I have to take my time at it.

Gail, I'm happy you are recovering speedily.

Linda, praying for a speedy recover for you also. I don't think there is anything that could keep you down. Please be careful and like Riana says don't overdue.

Comment by Linda Koller on January 9, 2020 at 8:52pm

Riana, the doctor warned me about the cough so it's not a big surprise. It was much better today, but I was still sleepy and cold so napped a lot again. No don't sing while sewing, but watch old movies and tv programs. Hopefully will feel perkier tomorrow.

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 9, 2020 at 5:42pm

Linda, sorry to hear that cough is back :-(( A bit of sewing would likely be a welcome distraction, as long as you don't overdo. You don't need your voice for sewing, unless you sing while you sew ! l sometimes do...the tempo of the hopping foot helps keep time and deadens the " off" notes 《 grin》.

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 9, 2020 at 5:36pm

Chris, l apologize the ufo " regular" page and this new one are confusing. I'd hoped the sewing machine photo would appear on the header on notifications. I think that's likely wher you meant to post it? It really is a sweet top. Can't wait to see how you quilt it...l'm visualizing " waves" .

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on January 9, 2020 at 12:33pm

Gail,  so sorry to hear about your fall, but you sound very positive about doing what you can as you recuperate.

Chris, it's O.K. to post a picture of a project not on your list.  Maybe Mother Goose will let you amend your list.  Haha!  She really is a very nice person once you get to know her.  Oh, in retrospect, I think if the quilt is not on your list then you have to post it on the UFO page.  

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