2020 PHD Challenge

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Comment by Linda Koller on March 9, 2020 at 12:37pm

Riana, saw your blocks on FB. They are adorable. Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

Comment by Barbara Hughes on March 9, 2020 at 10:55am

Cute little fairy also.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on March 9, 2020 at 10:52am

The castle, kitty and curved house is adorable, Nice work.

Comment by Riana Noyes on March 9, 2020 at 10:51am

Finished the detail work on them.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on March 9, 2020 at 9:56am

Thank you, Riana.  Those are really nice blocks!

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

 Bravo Elizabeth!

Decided to take a rest from fpp and do some applique blocks...

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on March 8, 2020 at 12:36pm

Tulip Twist 2 is ready to sandwich.  I can do it on Tuesday.  Tomorrow our water and hydro will be off in the morning so Hubby and I will go out for breakfast.  We are getting a back-up generator.  Our building is 15 years old so some work has to done according to the reserve plan each year so the building does not fall apart.

In the meanwhile I am sewing the blocks for the Christmas Tree Wallhanging, my 3rd PhD project.  This will be my present to my daughter when I visit her in June in B.C.

Comment by Kris Howell on March 8, 2020 at 11:01am

Thank you all, ladies for the kind words on my blocks!

Elizabeth, I can't wait to see that Tulip Twist quilt.  So glad you got a great deal on the backing fabric  

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on March 8, 2020 at 10:43am

Kris, those 2 ballerina blocks are so stunning!  I have progress to report also.  The quilt top for Tulip Twist is finished and I am piecing the backing down the middle.  It is a just enough yardage, approximately 180 inches or 5 yards and I paid $2. a metre for it at the QOVC garage sale.  It is a farm scene and they won't use it in a QOVC quilt.  

Comment by Barbara Hughes on March 8, 2020 at 9:26am

Kris great job on the fussy cutting. Elegant blocks.

Comment by Riana Noyes on March 8, 2020 at 9:20am

Kris, the ballerinas are a nice touch. Fussy cutting is a great way to bring character to geometric blocks.

Comment by Kris Howell on March 8, 2020 at 12:36am

Melanie - thanks for the info on Into the Wild.  I might be able to take my grandsons to see it Friday night. 

Got two more blocks done.  The one on the right is supposed to have an appliqued coffee cup.  I replaced it with a ballerina :)

Comment by Zoetc49 on March 7, 2020 at 8:37pm

Riana, Your Mermaid and fairy turned out cute !

I did FFP one time, I really liked it, but I get so confused each time I try it. I think it is best for the sharp star's.

Comment by Chris Michelle on March 7, 2020 at 5:00pm

I admit I have made little progress on my major PHD Baltimore Christmas quilt. I have made incremental steps on other projects on my list though. No photos yet, but I stared assembling the center of the Vintage Rose and got that partially done. I have borders and dashing left on that with lots of FPP to do.

My husband and I saw Call of the Wild last weekend. It was good and is really a movie I think my 8 &9 year old grandsons would enjoy.

Comment by Melanie Keith on March 7, 2020 at 10:24am

Kris,  I LOVED the movie.  It's full of action, can't remember any bad language and (spoiler alert) the dog doesn't die.  There is some violence - look at the trailers online at the Regal movie site.  Both my husband and I thought we should read the book (reread in my case).  It has elements from the 1923 movie, but not the 1935 Clark Gable version.  

Riana - I probably won't try FPP.  I have enough trouble with hexies.  

Kris & Riana - I wish I had my grandma's dishes.  Lovely floral with gold trim and glassware with etched dots.  Don't even know where they ended up as my brother's now ex wife cleared out the house.  

Declutter and sewing today!  Yay (can you hear the enthusiasm?).

Comment by Riana Noyes on March 7, 2020 at 8:24am

I'm expecting to hear from our other slow starters who've been busy tending family needs. Zoe...have you found some sewing time? 

Comment by Riana Noyes on March 7, 2020 at 8:22am

Melanie, FPP is foundation paper piecing. I'm doing the " fold back" method where you fold the pattern at the stitchline and stitch right next to that instead of thru the paper.

Kris, you must love a challenge, lol. I never tire of the variety that applique offers, and love many of the methods...have done them all. But the fpp seems to take me too long. I will persevere, though, until l get more proficient. That's how l learn, by repetition.

Comment by Kris Howell on March 6, 2020 at 9:20pm

Melanie - I want to see that movie!  What did you think of it?  Would it be appropriate for 6 and 7 year olds?

Comment by Kris Howell on March 6, 2020 at 9:19pm

Riana, that's too bad about your grandmother's dishes.  I have my mother-in-law's china packed up to give to her oldest granddaughter.  I've used them at most of the family dinners and have no problem washing by hand!  

Comment by Kris Howell on March 6, 2020 at 9:17pm

Liz, I've done most of the paper pieced ones and plan to do the rest of them.  I've done some of the embroidery blocks, but not all.  The ones that I won't do all of are the applique blocks.  Applique just doesn't appeal to me.  I have some in the quilt, but I won't push to do all of them.

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