2020 PHD Challenge

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Comment by Barbara Hughes on January 13, 2020 at 8:22pm

Elizabeth, this is another quilt I can't wait to see finished. Great work!

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 13, 2020 at 8:04pm

Oh Liz, these all go together so well, please don't break them up into two !

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on January 13, 2020 at 5:38pm

Linda, block #10 is beautiful!  How close are you now?  

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on January 13, 2020 at 5:36pm

I have 4 more blocks to go  - 1 pieced block and 3 applique ones.  That makes 15.  After I lay them out I can decide what I can do with my scraps and if this will be 1 or 2 quilts.

My order from CT came today and I am very happy to see my lovely stuff!

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on January 13, 2020 at 5:24pm
Comment by Riana Noyes on January 13, 2020 at 5:18pm

Linda, l'm admiring your great workmanship!  And isn't this exiting?! Getting closer tl assembly time.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on January 13, 2020 at 4:57pm

Looking back again to the others you have posted... I can't wait to see the finished quilt it is going to be lovely.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on January 13, 2020 at 4:54pm

Linda, you do a beautiful job on your piecing.

Comment by Linda Koller on January 13, 2020 at 4:48pm

Block #10....2 to go!

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 13, 2020 at 9:56am

Lesson #3...Time management .. if you spend 5 days a wk. sewing for 4 hr. a day , in 50 wk. you'd have spent 1,000 hr. sewing in the year2020.That gives us 2 week's grace for illness, vacations etc .Seem like a lot of time? With 6 projects, it averages to 166.6 hr per PHD project,and with 3 ,it's 83.3...and of course, not all the ones on our lists take the same effort.This is why l suggest you do your time sensitive quilts first priority in your time frame.With wedding, graduation etc., there is a set date to honor. I suggest you spend the first 3 days/ week on those exclusively, then on other 2 days, change it up and do the project most near completion. Procratinating  and too much skipping around flitting from one thing to next is how many of us got a closet full of ufo's! Our sewing tiime has to be spend wisely!

Comment by Barbara Hughes on January 13, 2020 at 8:38am

Linda. You know how to blend just the right colors together.

Chris, very sweet baby quilt.

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

Love how you did the O in Porter's name, Chris.

Comment by Linda Koller on January 12, 2020 at 7:14pm

Adorable quilt, Chris.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on January 12, 2020 at 4:51pm

Very nice baby quilt!  Mom and baby will love this quilt!

Comment by Chris Michelle on January 12, 2020 at 4:38pm

I know this isn't on my PHD list, but I had to finish this baby quilt for a shower next Saturday. I got it quilted, bound and labeled today. 

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 12, 2020 at 4:37pm

Oh, l love the green leafy material in that block, Linda! I keep wondering why it's called a pansey quilt when only one block really is a pansey shape and no pansey fabrics are used...hmmm.

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 12, 2020 at 4:34pm

Kris those Merganser duclings will have to take group diving lessons,lol. Zoe, all manner of trouble can befall ducks...bsides illness or mishap, hunters, foxes and other predators may have taken their toll on the flock. When females have young, they must rely on their camouflage of dull female coloring and try to blend with the foliage as they hide amongst reeds etc. If predators arrive, she will not take flight & abandon the wee ones, but flap wings and make a huge rukus to warn the rest of the flock to seek refuge elsewhere...knowing her little ones will join another family. We lived on the Muskoka River  for 11 yr. and a few mallards would stay as long as the rapids kept river open from ice. We'd feed cracked corn in Jan./ Feb. to those that remained.Often they were the older or ones with damaged wings.

Comment by Linda Koller on January 12, 2020 at 3:07pm

Block #9...

Comment by Barbara Hughes on January 12, 2020 at 8:52am

Sweet and interesting Kris.

Comment by Zoetc49 on January 12, 2020 at 2:43am

Kris, that is impressive ! I wonder what happened to the other mother ducks. 

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