2020 PHD Challenge


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Comment by Gail Brown on April 21, 2020 at 12:27pm

The Red, White and Blue quilt that is on my list is for my GGS, I have a cute little panel that I am  going to use for his sister with a Unicorn on it.  She loves unicorns and mermaids.  Seeing what you have done Riana gives me some ideas, but oh, all those half square triangles.  I do have a lot of fabrics that I could use for them, so I'll just have to bite the bullet and go for it.

Comment by Linda Koller on April 21, 2020 at 10:29am

OMGoodness, Riana! Wish you had been my grandmother when I was a little girl.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on April 21, 2020 at 9:20am

Zoe, I'm surprised there are still weddings going on.  I thought they were all cancelled.  I would only make the table runner if I felt well enough to do it in the time allotted and if I really wanted to send a gift.

Comment by Zoetc49 on April 21, 2020 at 12:20am

Riana the quilt top is pretty !

I was wondering, I got an invite to a wedding for my ex-sil step daughter. I have been kind to her from afar, I do not know her. The invite was for a gift, you all know. I have a heart table runner pattern that is about 53" long, I am thinking about making it more like 36" long as I think it would be used in other places, and maybe make two square ones that would be about 17" .     http://quiltingdigest.com/quick-easy-heart-home-table-runner/ This is a picture of it. I have time to get all these things done, I think.

Comment by Riana Noyes on April 20, 2020 at 10:07pm

Gail, l still have a long ways to go. It's a double bed, and that pink border will go around top edge of bed. Those ballet slippers, mermaid, fairy appliques plus some novelty prints will form the " drop".and 

Comment by Gail Brown on April 20, 2020 at 8:47pm

Oh, that is so sweet, Riana.  She's going to love that!

Comment by Riana Noyes on April 20, 2020 at 5:07pm

Now that the dress is off in post, l'm back at sewing little grandd's bec quilt. Got the center pieces assembled today.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on April 20, 2020 at 3:28pm

Thanks, Gail. Feels good to finish my first UFO. 

Comment by Gail Brown on April 20, 2020 at 11:05am

Barbara, good for you three runners finished, that's great.  I am finally coming down the home stretch on my first finish for the year.  The bonus is that you son is going to love them.  To me that's always the best part, the giving.  It's such a good feeling to go to someones homeand see your work displayed or being used and knowing that it is appreciated.  Once I spent a lot of time and made a beautiful quilt for a friend and then saw it wrapped around an appliance in a dirty pickup truck when they moved.  I never made them another thing.

Linda, hoping that you are feeling better and will soon be able to work on those Pansies.  I'm really anxious to see it.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on April 20, 2020 at 8:55am

Thank you, RIana. When my son gets the package I will ask him to send pics. I think I can put it on my face page and then add it to my pics folder. I hope I can do it that way.

Comment by Riana Noyes on April 19, 2020 at 8:56pm

Barbara , l will cross those off your PHD list. Congratulations on finishing your first PHD challenge! Yippee!

Comment by Barbara Hughes on April 19, 2020 at 8:41pm

I can see the pics on my camera. I took pics of my masks the other day. They show up on my camers, but I could not import those either.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on April 19, 2020 at 8:36pm

I have finished my three runners. I am sorry Ican not post my pics. Something is wrong with my camera or my computer. My pictues will not import. I

Comment by Gail Brown on April 19, 2020 at 12:32pm

Riana, you are right, using the hoop in my lap works wonderfully.  I have several, one with the floor stand, a big round one and a very large oval one.  I prefer the oval one, especially if I am doing the borders or sashing.  Hoping to get this one done by next week at this time.  The others are getting impatient waiting in line.  Waiting for it to be warm enough for me to take themout on the patio to work on, this being confined is beginning to get old.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on April 19, 2020 at 8:37am

Mama Duck, I am working on the binding of my last runner. And I am all cleaned up in the sewing area and I'm ready for my next project. You can come visit for the next two weeks lol!! after that it will be messy again. I have tight quarters also. And it is so easy to take a trail of threads with me through out the house. I put and small black carpet to catch the threads at the sewing room door and it helps.

Zoe I love the pattern and the fabric you picked is perfect for it.  You go girl!! Also love the purple mat!!

Comment by Riana Noyes on April 18, 2020 at 9:34pm

Gail, it's wonderful you're making such progress. Next St. Paddy's day you'll have it all set to use :-)) A hoop is much more comfortable resting on your lap on dofa or recliner. I took mine off the stand for that reason. And you can quilt while " listening" to the tv.

Comment by Riana Noyes on April 18, 2020 at 9:31pm

Mary, sometimes it's easier doing the " gloomy parts" on a gloomy day...they seem to fit. I always seem to reach for my brights on the sunny days ( if l'm not outdoors). You'd think with recent snows you'd be off the hook for a while, but l know the fire marshals look at all the lovely growth that spring wetness brings forth and shudder, they know what happens to it all after weeks on no rain come summer/ fall.

Comment by Riana Noyes on April 18, 2020 at 9:27pm

Zoe that must feel so good, getting on a roll now...bravo!

Gail, l know how it is using a sewing space in a " public area" of your residence. Right now, you needn't worry about guests popping by unamounced,lol. For sure it's still important to collect/ stow those tools and organize the area neatly for next session...l spend my last 15 min. of my day's sewing time doing this. The odd time l've let it lapse, it was no fun at all walking into the sewing area next day.So fast & easy when you stay on top of it!

Comment by Mary Moore on April 18, 2020 at 4:51pm

Working on the gray and black ashes on the tapestry.  Gloom...  The county is trying to get us re-interested in fire safety for this summer.  Too much at once.

Comment by Zoetc49 on April 18, 2020 at 4:38pm

Gail they do have a table runner pattern with it, I was thinking that too... but one thing at a time.

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