2020 PHD Challenge


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Comment by carla j walton on February 2, 2020 at 1:06pm

Well Riana you may just have to take my word. You can't see this at all but there is quilting in here....slow as she goes!

Comment by carla j walton on February 2, 2020 at 1:04pm

Comment by Wilma Schirra-Kays on February 2, 2020 at 11:54am

Thanks everyone.  Yes, chugging along.  Also finished a hat and on the thumb of last mitten for another group who sends wool items to orphans in Russia (I am trying to use up my wool/mohair yarn).  When finished will post a picture.  Have made 20 hats in January using up yarn which I will save and donate later this year.

The Among the Leaves quilt is actually colored with crayons and heat set when finished.  Started this in mid-2000s in Hawaii with my sister-in-law....she still hasn’t finished hers.  The hardest part was taking time to do the hand embroidery.  The pumpkin quilt is from a swap on MQP in 2018 or 2019.

Mary, you have such a nice work area.  I used to have one of those “giant” hand quilting hoops, but my hands always hurt.  When I have a chance and get caught up, I have a couple of small quilts that I want to try to quilt on my embroidery machine with my larger hoop.  Watched a couple of videos on how to do this process, but know I will have to “refresh” my memory when I am ready to start.

Comment by Mary Moore on February 2, 2020 at 11:31am

Tidy sewing room with tapestry undercover, Don Quixote quilt start under paper to the right on ironing table, and two knitting projects( to be finished in Aug) in baskets.

Not so tidy chair in living room with quilt and two more knitting projects (to be done by the end of February). Paul's accident has helped the quilting project, as I'm not bright enough to work on the socks.

Gail, Kris, and Elizabeth you are amazing.

Comment by Gail Brown on February 2, 2020 at 10:29am

Wilma, you're just chugging right along, both beautiful quilts.  I hand quilt so mine will take a long time.  When the top is done the hard work starts for me but it is very relaxing when I am able to do it.  I'm hoping that will be soon.  Most of what's on my list are projects needing to be quilted, only two are needing the tops done.  Three more blocks to be finished one one of them and the other is a t-shirt quilt that is waiting for one more shirt before I can decide where everything will go.  I will use t-shirts and some orphan blocks in it.

I guess everyone is ready for the Super Bowl, I'm not a football fan.  I am a life long baseball fan and a NASCAR fan.  Racing starts in two weeks as well as Spring practice for baseball so I'll have lots of TV time to quilt.

Comment by Riana Noyes on February 2, 2020 at 9:26am

Great work Wilma! You'll get lots of stitching in during the game...be sure to feed him at half time so you don't get interrupted later,lol. My hubby's not a football fan, but l do get in time when he's off to baseball practice .

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on February 2, 2020 at 9:17am

Wilma, you are just moving along!  Both of your tops are really unique and artful.

I'm enjoying your quilts as I have my morning coffee.  I'm off to the pool afterwards.

Comment by Wilma Schirra-Kays on February 2, 2020 at 12:41am

Finished the embroidery on the last square of the Among the Leaves quilt (#4 on my list).  Have the backing, etc., so tomorrow will send an email to a long armer so it can be quilted.  The pumpkin quilt is also ready to go to quilter (#2 on my list).  

Comment by Wilma Schirra-Kays on February 1, 2020 at 9:43pm

Nothing new to report.  Have first border ready to apply to Winter Memories and will work on second border.  After we return from mom’s tomorrow and hubby is stuff to Super Bowl TV, I will work on quilt.  Hope ir is ready to go to quilters...have 1 more ready to go also and maybe tonight I will finish embroidery on the “crayon” quilt.  Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Kris your quilt is beautiful.  So many squares.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on February 1, 2020 at 6:07pm

lovely block, Liz. 

Comment by Riana Noyes on February 1, 2020 at 5:16pm

Beautiful, Liz!

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on February 1, 2020 at 2:09pm

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on February 1, 2020 at 2:08pm
Comment by Gail Brown on February 1, 2020 at 12:03pm

Kris, so beautiful and so many blocks.  

that was a lot of work and all beautifully done.  I love your sewing room, so much space.

Riana, love your "Ducks in A Row", very cute.  I am trying to spend a little time each day doing some cross stitch embroidery on some dish towels, little ducks.I have to keep my arms close at my sides so I only do a little at a time.  

Comment by Riana Noyes on February 1, 2020 at 11:33am

Enjoy the day trip Barbara...of course, post photos next week. Try laying a piece of heavy clear plastic over the quilt, draw design using erasable ( whiteboard) markers, take photo , then wipe clean & try another idea. Do this with as many ideas you can think of...then review photos & chose your fave. If the plastic is not large, best be safe and tape perimeter with blue / green painters' tape to avoid accidently marking on actual quilt.( don't ask! lol)

Comment by Barbara Hughes on February 1, 2020 at 11:16am

Great Quilt, Kris. It's a piece of art!! 
Momma Duck, can I take pics next week. I have been working on birthday gifts for my granddaughters. And need to put in some more hours on my star quilt. But I do have the feel for it now and a lot of it will be just stitch in the ditch, but the white will have more quilting in it. I think??  I change my mind as a go on most projects. They don't turn out like I started. I did want to finish in January, that's not going to happen,  We are going out of town today. 

Comment by Linda Koller on February 1, 2020 at 10:16am

I love the duck border! quack! quack!

Love your SS quilt, Kris.

Comment by Riana Noyes on February 1, 2020 at 8:31am
Comment by Riana Noyes on February 1, 2020 at 8:07am

Great looking quilt so far, Kris. Love those fabrics in rose, black & white too.

Comment by Kris Howell on January 31, 2020 at 11:35pm

I made 3 more SS blocks last night, 1 more tonight.  That gave me enough for another row, so the bottom row is new.  

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