2020 PHD Challenge


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Comment by Mary Moore on April 21, 2020 at 10:41pm

Am planning a sewing camp for my GD (going on 13) who just texted me that she made a mask using a needle and thread...did I know you could sew that way too?  She went straight to machine sewing to imitate her older sister and brothers. Her scout troop is going into mask production.  Maybe your GD and you could come to camp?

Comment by Zoetc49 on April 21, 2020 at 10:05pm

My nephew got laid off today from his oil job. I wanted to give him something to smile about and  told him I figured out the issue with the quilt and I was back to working on it. You know what he said, " There is nothing better than sleeping under a home made quilt ."      ..........  Now I got to stay busy.   

Comment by Riana Noyes on April 21, 2020 at 4:43pm

Gail you can do similar with squares...use darkest near center and add lighter ones with each row outward...or start light and work to dark in outer ones.

Comment by Riana Noyes on April 21, 2020 at 4:40pm

Gail, what pattern have you decided on for the RWB quilt? As for those hst's, l use the sew 2 squares together, draw line then stitch 1/4" from line method. AND, l've devised a way to keep seams from " flip flopping! It requires a machine with big throat. I set the foot to 1/4" from LEFT side every other row added, that is with top seams facing forward so that pesky throat plate can flip the bottom ones back as it usually does.

Comment by Riana Noyes on April 21, 2020 at 4:22pm

Linda, my grandmother taught me to sew , my mom was never interested, my dd's aren't sewists...but this California grandchild asks about my sewing machines and is dying to try her hand at ...wish we lived closer!

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on April 21, 2020 at 12:35pm

This morning I hand sewed a sleeve on the Tulip Twist wall hanging that I am going to give my grand daughter, Amy, when I give her the Tulip Twist quilt, which is my PhD challenge 2020.

My PhD challenge project now is the Christmas Tree Wall hanging for my daughter, Suzalie.  I'm machine appliquing the ornaments on the tree at present.

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.

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