2020 PHD Challenge


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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.

Comment by Linda Koller on April 18, 2020 at 4:13pm

I love that pattern, Zoe. 

Comment by Gail Brown on April 18, 2020 at 2:56pm

Zoe, I love that pattern.  I have made several thinga with the Maple Leaf, but I love that it has the Log Cabin as part of the block.  What a great idea, it's making me think what a  great Fall table runner and place mats to match.  It's just perfect for the colors youhave selected.

Comment by Zoetc49 on April 18, 2020 at 2:26pm

Maple Leaf Log Cabin quilt pattern available for download | Log ... This is the pattern I am making. They both hunt and fish, she likes purples, and he likes Blues, and she wanted something with green and brown to represent their outdoor love.  I am getting excited now, the pattern had you cutting out two at a time and I wanted to have each leaf being different.  So, last night I figured out what I needed to do and I got two more sewn up and 6 more cut out. I am just making the leaves right now.  

Comment by Gail Brown on April 18, 2020 at 12:42pm

Kris, your work is beautiful.  I just love what you're doing.  I am a mostly 12 or nine inch block person.  Dealing with all those small pieces is not in my patience zone for sure.  The sashing with the stars just makes it that much more spectacular.  

Linda, you and I must be thinking alike, your cleaned off cutting table, I rearranged my sewing space, which is very limited.  Before we moved from Florida Ihad a room, now, just a space.  I can make a mess really fast.  I am working on my PHDs some every day.  Mostly on quilting the St. Patricks Day quilt which I had planned to have ready to displayfor that day.  But stuff happens and that didn't work out.  There is an end in sight with that, should have it done in a week or so.  Top for GGS is ready to go next.  Butterfly quilt is on the frame and has been since the first of the year.  The ones I'm doing now I do in a hoop in my lap.

Zoe, those colors are going to make up pretty.  

Comment by Linda Koller on April 18, 2020 at 10:56am

No, Elizabeth, these are the "impossible mission" blocks Kathy Gurgone have going. I'm way behind... actually just starting. 

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on April 18, 2020 at 10:51am

Linda, are you organizing something for those who have signed up for Secret Santa 2020?

Comment by Ginny Andersen on April 18, 2020 at 10:31am

The Splendid Sampler is beautiful, Kris! What a sense of accomplishment, huh? 

Did we see the pattern you are using for your PHD, Zoe! The fabrics are wonderful! 

Comment by Linda Koller on April 18, 2020 at 9:45am

Kris, love your SS quilt!

Zoe, good to see you're finding time to sew again.

Momma Duck, I cleaned off my cutting table yesterday afternoon. Picked out patterns so I can catch up on Secret Santa blocks. Went to bed early as I was exhausted.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on April 18, 2020 at 9:39am

Zoe, I like the fabrics you have chosen for your PhD quilt.  I love brights - especially the yellows - they are so cheerful.

Comment by Riana Noyes on April 17, 2020 at 10:12pm

Kris, your Splendid Sampler is gorgeous! I'll bet you can't wait to get to it! I see you have a sitdown longarm. I used my 15" midarm as a sitdown for a couple of years before l got my frame for it. 

Comment by Riana Noyes on April 17, 2020 at 10:09pm

Zoe, that's a marvelous selection. Love the eye candy :-)) So glad you're getting in some time for this. I think a quilt in those shades would fit in many places, a den, livingroom sofa, even a front porch on a chilly night. It needn't be a bed quilt , they cound use it as a " topper", or fold it gracefully over a cozy chair if their bedroom has one as ours does. So anything from 72" to the 81 would work...l'd prefer a 65 to 70 something size ( my hubby 's tall) . As a snuggle quilt it needn't cover you head to toe, and is easier to handle and launder , as you pointed out.

Comment by Zoetc49 on April 17, 2020 at 9:15pm

Kris, I meant to say something about your quilt- it is BEAUTIFUL !!  I bet it was fun to work on, yet I am sure you were happy to get to the end. So much detail !

Comment by Zoetc49 on April 17, 2020 at 9:14pm

Riana, I got most everything off the table and got the fabrics back up to work the quilt. The size will be 81 x81, however, I wonder if I should make the boarders larger as the couple are tall, or just leave it and let them use it as they wish? The King size  was 105 x105, I think when they get to big, they are bulky and hard to wash.  

Comment by Beth A. North on April 17, 2020 at 6:50pm

Hey Kris, is that me?

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