2020 PHD Challenge

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Comment by Barbara Hughes on November 25, 2019 at 6:59pm

This group is a riot!! lol!!

Comment by Linda Koller on November 25, 2019 at 2:46pm

Ouch! It hurts to laugh this much!! ROFLOL!!!

Comment by Gail Brown on November 25, 2019 at 2:34pm

All these Grandmother's Flower Garden quilts keep cropping up.  Does everyone have one of those stashed away some place that they don't see it but every five years?  You've got me beat Wilma, almost 20 years.  I think mines only about 15 years, but, it may be longer.  Mine is the traditional, 30's fabric flowers with yellow centers and that weird color 30's green paths.  I do love it very much and would love to see it finished.  I think it's the anticipation of hand quilting each one of those little hexagons that has held me up.

Okay, Mary, get a grip.  I think Liz has come up with the best name for it and it needs to be finished.  If you get it finished and looking good I'm sure all will be forgiven, no matter what you called it.  Just put a dollar in the "bad word" jar and move forward.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on November 25, 2019 at 10:03am

Mary, I don't know if our moderator will allow your (Blankety-blank) Hawaiian Quilt into the PHD challenge.  I was shocked at such language - all those bad words to describe a quilt.  I occasionally get frustrated too and the occasional "sh.." may pass my lips but we can't let our forum deteriorate like this. I am suggesting a new name for your quilt:  Pure as the Driven Snow Hawaiian Quilt.  ROFLOL!

Comment by Wilma Schirra-Kays on November 25, 2019 at 12:04am

Well I guess I better add a couple more that are further along than Cadence...since this one is a BOM I can work on it in between the next two....

Grandmother’s Flower Garden started almost 20 years ago.  It is all hexi’s and all EPP style.  Even bought 100% cotton paper to cut the hexi pieces. It is done in soft Christmas green, beige red. Pulled it out awhile back, so now I need to find the bag with the extra pieces so finish off just a few more areas.  Hmmmmmm, wonder where I put them!

I have another I started with my sister-in-law about 15 years ago while in Hawaii for a 2 week vacation.  Among the Leaves Quilt is a crayon tinted pattern.  I have it all put together, needs another border after I finish embroidery on a couple of blocks.  Then it can be quilted.

There is a king-sized quilt I found in the garage in all mauve colors (guess it was from the 80s).  I would like to finish it SOMEDAY.  But it will not be on the list this go around.  Need to see if I have all the parts.

I will post a picture of these other two next week so you can see beginning and then finished projects.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on November 24, 2019 at 10:15pm

Nice work on the bag Riana. Great gift for Elizabeth. 

Comment by Linda Koller on November 24, 2019 at 9:38pm

Well somehow I've been missing out on these conversations! I have innumerable projects for the PHD club in 2020. Where do I begin? I need to spend the rest of 2019 getting my health back in order. I just spent the past 3 days in hospital with emergency oral surgery. That one was a big surprise! Thankfully, a couple neighbors stepped up and took care of Indy. I guess he gave them a tour of the neighborhood looking for me! LOL So they brought him to the hospital today to bring me home. His licker is still working just fine in spite of my very, very swollen face!!! I have so many quilts cut and ready to go and a few in progress. I think first I want to do my friend Jan's library quilt and then my Thimbleberries pansy garden quilt. After that, who knows?

Comment by Mary Moore on November 24, 2019 at 7:52pm

Of course I'm in.  How else will I ever finish that %&&%^$#@ Hawaiian Quilt.  Do we have a formal entry protocol?

Comment by Riana Noyes on November 24, 2019 at 7:35pm

Just peeking in from Denny's in Brunswick , Georgia. So glad the PHD list and members are getting lined up here. Have we heard from Mary Moore yet?...after all, this was all her idea in the first place!

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on November 24, 2019 at 6:06pm

You're right about Riana, Gail.  She left 2 beautifully done children's quilts with me to take in to CHEO, the Children's  Hospital in Ottawa.  I'll take a photo of them before Hubby and I donate them.

Comment by Gail Brown on November 24, 2019 at 1:43pm

I have 4 projects for my PHD year 2020.  All are tops that need to be quilted, as I am a hand quilter this is a pretty ambitious list.  3 of them are queen size and one is double size.  The first is floral and hand embroidered blocks for my oldest Grandson and his wife.  The second is a Civil War reproduction fabrics or as know here in Virginia the "War of Northern Aggression"  for my oldest Son.  He is a historian with special interest in this period since he lives right here in an area of great historic interest.  The third one is actually one I made for my own bed but other projects got in the way.  The final one is Grand Mothers Flower Garden which I have been playing with off and on for many years, maybe fifteen or so.  I am so ready to finish it!

Kris, the Star Wedding Ring sounds interesting, I'm not familiar with that pattern.  Please do it first, I am anxious to see it.

Liz,love the tote.  Riana does do a lot to keep us motivated.  Now you have a place to organize your PHD project.  I think Riana was the "Good Witch" in the Wizard of Oz, just click your heels together and you can do it.  I know I get more done, seeing what she gets done just shames me into getting done.  Especially awesome is how much she gives to charities.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on November 24, 2019 at 9:35am

Thank you to those of you who admired my bag!  I am getting so excited about the PHD Challenge.  Kris, you have taken on 3 complicated projects.  I think that I once took a course on the Star Wedding Ring Quilt.  After a day or so I just had a little bitty nothing done on the quilt.  I'll encourage you on, Kris, during the year, because it will be an outstanding quilt when finished.

Comment by Kris Howell on November 23, 2019 at 9:07pm

Okay.  3 projects for the year of PHD.   The Star Wedding Ring quilt.  The Continuum quilt.  The Splendid Sampler 1 quilt.  All of them ARE half done now, lol.  

Comment by Kris Howell on November 23, 2019 at 9:06pm

Elizabeth, that's an awesome bag!  Riana does such great work. 

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on November 23, 2019 at 5:40pm

Wilma, it is so well made.  The outside is a plush upholstery fabric and she has waterproof lining in it.  And there are umpteen pockets for all my supplies for the PHD project.

Comment by Wilma Schirra-Kays on November 23, 2019 at 5:34pm

Oh what a cute tote bag.  I will have to make myself one "just because" I will need something to hold my project pieces.  Great job, Riana.  And, Liz, you are the lucky one.  This should help you finish your PhD!

Comment by Riana Noyes on November 23, 2019 at 4:05pm

Liz,your quilt magazines are a sanity saver during this long rainy drive, thankyou! Your African quilt's a beauty! Don't forget this is a separate page on UFO group, though...l was unable to change the cover photo of our group founder, so it's confusing for sure. 

Comment by Ginny Andersen on November 23, 2019 at 2:46pm

What a cool bag, Liz! So nice of Riana to do that for you! 

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on November 23, 2019 at 11:35am

Today I am going to finish my 2nd baby quilt.  It is going to be called:  Oscar Owl, Freddie Fox and Harry Hedgehog have come to play!  I've put so much machine quilting on it for just a panel.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on November 23, 2019 at 11:32am

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