2020 PHD Challenge

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Comment by Zoetc49 on May 20, 2020 at 2:40pm

Riana, Yes, when I started this, I cut out a little of each fabric, it has over 21 different fabrics. I numbered each one. Oh, I had not idea this was not normal ..lol  The first Bargello I did was " Bargello with a twist", that is fun to. This is what it will look like once done.

  Quilt-Pattern-Ribbon-Quilts-034-Pink-Bargello-034-by-Heidi-Farmer This is what I have found so far for the pink pillow. I am not thrilled with the fabrics and I have called the one quilt store with any fabrics if they have any others. I am hoping I can get some more, it just needs more pizzazz !   They are moving right now, so time is limited. I can mail if needed, but I want to get this done today.

Comment by Riana Noyes on May 20, 2020 at 1:45pm

Kris, we'll call it a " stage one finish". In all fairness, you quilt your own while others send out...so for you , stage 2 can be put on next year's list. I'm sure we'll be doing this again next year because many had more than 6 , and l set that as a limit. I think overall, the support and comraderie of my little duckings has had a very positive effect, with already some great PHD  completions :-))

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on May 20, 2020 at 11:34am

Kris, I think it is O.K. to stop working on the GWS this year.  I also stopped working on one of my quilts once the top, batting, and backing were ready because I do not have access to a big enough table to sandwich it.  Your GWS top is so beautiful  we should just declare it a temporary stoppage like mine is.  Riana will know how to deal with this!

Comment by Kris Howell on May 20, 2020 at 11:34am

Chris - I like the snowmen, but I still like the Santa best!   Have fun with the Blossoms quilt - it looks just like spring.

Zoe - that bargello is going to be luscious!  Hope you have enough pinks left for the pillowcase.  The black one with the big K in the middle is great.

Riana - so nice the see the whole quilt.  What fun she'll have going round and round the border playing pretend with all her favorite things.  

Comment by Kris Howell on May 20, 2020 at 11:20am

Momma Duck - I am declaring the Gemstone Wedding Star quilt to be done for this year.  The top is pieced, the backing is made, the binding fabric is with it, but not yet cut since it's on the bias.  I am not spending time quilting it this year since the earliest I can gift it is September of next year.  If you must declare it a failure in the PHD department, since it isn't finished, I'm okay with that.  Now I can concentrate on the SS quilting and the hand sewing on the Continuum!

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on May 20, 2020 at 9:18am

Zoe, pillow top is very nice - black is so sophisticated!  When I was in my early teens I wanted to wear black but my family did not allow it.  My grandmother thought I should wear beige, her favourite colour.  My mother favoured pastels.

I see that you are well along with your bargello quilt.  I used up all my breast cancer pink fabrics making a memorial quilt to my mother but I have lots of nice pinks - especially blue and pinks.  I am getting low on reds so eventually I'll switch the red out for pink in my colour recipe.

Comment by Chris Michelle on May 20, 2020 at 8:23am

Riana-That is the one! Isn't it beautiful! But I am doing Pink/green brown and red/green and gray/black. I created mine in quiltster. They offer machine embroidery/applique for the applique parts and I am going to use that too. They are doing youtube videos for making this quilt so you have an at home class. 

Comment by Riana Noyes on May 20, 2020 at 7:57am

Chris, you've been making great progress on your PHD's, so if you want to start one (for next year?), it's up to you. Boy, you sure pick hard ones! This is a photo l found online...

Comment by Chris Michelle on May 20, 2020 at 7:29am

Thank ladies for the compliments on my snowmen. I love this block. 

Zoe-I love your pillows but I am a HUGE fan of bargellos and I love your! Is that an Eileen Wright pattern? I have made her Island Sunrise and have made her Argyle three times and have a 4th one in the works right now. I think it is on my PHD list for this year. 

I did do something naughty though...I decide to start the Valley Blossoms Quiltworx quilt. I have begun cutting pieces with my Silhouette Cameo machine and have picked out 2 color ways. I am still working on my other items, but I just had to make this quilt for myself. Sorry Mama Duck...

Comment by Riana Noyes on May 20, 2020 at 6:19am

Zoe, l can already tell your neighbour's girls will love their " momogramed' pillows. 

Thankyou for your photo of the bargello PHD quilt, l had no idea how far along you'd gotten before packing it up. You must have a " master chart" of fabrics for it, as it doesn't look like the regular kind that have strips sewn that you slide up or down.

Comment by Zoetc49 on May 19, 2020 at 11:17pm

All the quilts are so beautiful !

I started on one pillow, and was working to find the pinks for the other one as the older girl likes Pink's. I have most of my pink statch tied up in my Breast cancer bargello quilt, that is on my to do list. I was will on my way on it till I moved here. So, today I thought, maybe if I could just make the rows, put them in bags, then I will know what fabric I have left. That was easier said than done. So far I got 5 more rows in bags. But I have a picture of what I had started and the first front for the one girls pillow who likes black.     

Comment by Barbara Hughes on May 19, 2020 at 11:04pm

Chris, love the snowmen. You did a great job!.

Riana, Outstanding work on your GD quilt.

Comment by Riana Noyes on May 19, 2020 at 9:03pm

Gail and Linda, thankyou. It's on the frame now. Since it's larger than my frame, l've had to get creative mounting it.

Comment by Riana Noyes on May 19, 2020 at 9:02pm

Chris,wow! You lucky lady! There are many ideas on Pinterest, check out my board " sewing room" for storage/ shelving and organization.Those snowmen are so cute...love their mittens.Linda K will be drooling, she's in love with snowmen, lol.

Comment by Chris Michelle on May 19, 2020 at 2:54pm

I love your quilt and its beautiful colors Riana.

My husband has agreed that I need a She-Shed/Quilt Studio where I can have my long arm and all my other sewing and quilting supplies in one location. I said maybe something 12x20...he said, no, at least 24*24! I can't wait to design it.

I laid out Block #4 of the Baltimore Christmas quilt and started sewing it a little last night. It was nice to be able to start the new block almost the same day I completed the Partridge one. I still haven't tried removing the dye. I think it ran because I foolishly used my iron to dry the block after wetting it...Anyway, here is block #4 of the Baltimore Christmas quilt. It was actually pretty fun to make with a couple of small items that were very challenging!

Comment by Gail Brown on May 19, 2020 at 11:55am

Riana, all I can say is WOW!!  That is beautiful, a family heirloom for sure.  Any little girl would love that.  I rembember the first quilt I made for a grandchild.  It was for a grand daughter, her little friend came to visit and sat on her bed.  She was told she could not sit there.  Her friend asked why she could't sit on the blanket.  She was told by GD"it's not a blanket, it's a quilt and my grandmother made it, get up now"  I had not been quilting very long at that time and it made me feel so good that she loved it that much.  Thatwas many, many quilts ago but she still has it as well as several more.

Comment by Linda Koller on May 18, 2020 at 11:26pm

Your grand daughter is going to love the quilt Riana!

Comment by Riana Noyes on May 18, 2020 at 9:51pm

No, Liz, there's an upholstered headboard, and also a bight pink sheer canopy.The size is 85 w x 90 long, ( double bed with upholstered base ).The pink border is 54 x 76 and goes along mattress top, and the  3 appliqued borders are the " drop".  l'll chose a design & fabric for sham from leftovers. 

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on May 18, 2020 at 5:40pm

Riana, is there a row of appliques for the top of the quilt too?

Comment by Riana Noyes on May 18, 2020 at 2:57pm

Gail, my space is limited too, that's the laundry room, and a washer/ dryer takes up on end, a sink and doorway another. My cutting table's also also laundry folding.So l have one wall plus a bit more before a jog in the wall... there's a jack post in center. But l think l've utilized the skinny area to the max, and enjoy it. My design wall is outside room in hallway to stairs.

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