2020 PHD Challenge


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Comment by Kris Howell on June 24, 2020 at 9:41am

Liz - I like your 9 patch.  Your sashing and corner blocks tie it all together so it looks like a planned quilt, not just a 'throw all the scraps at it' quilt!

Comment by Kris Howell on June 24, 2020 at 9:38am

Quilted, bound, washed, DONE!

Comment by Riana Noyes on June 23, 2020 at 8:50pm

Barbara your camping monster sounds like so much fun! No wonder you just couldn't stop, lol.

Gail, any time you or any other duckling feels like they're stuck, please post on here. Between us all , we can help. Collectively, we have a lot of experience. What is new and scary to one is simply old hat to another!

Mary, l so understand. A few days ago, l enjoyed sitting on chaise lounge on breezy deck while stitching down binding . Then the heat wave 95f and humidity hit! Our home ac is waiting for a part.So l headed to the basement to stitch a few blocks. Maybe you should head for that inviting creek?

Comment by Mary Moore on June 23, 2020 at 8:08pm

Tried to hand quilt today. Hands too hot and sticky to work the needle..even with a fan on my legs.

Comment by Gail Brown on June 23, 2020 at 11:56am

Elizabrth I love your Scrappy Nine Patch, it turned out beautiful.  I love scrappy quilts.  My Grand daughter says I make others just to have some scraps to make scrappies.  I told her not any more, that's what precuts are for.

Wilma, I have a big Grandmothers Flower Garden on my list and I think I have been stalling because the thought of binding it made me crazy.  Now I know that I will make a border and have a straight edge.  Such a simple thing but my brain would not work.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on June 22, 2020 at 9:46pm

Liz you are amazing. I'm still on #2. Stayed up until 4 this morning working on one block for my mini monster quilts. That makes 4 out of seven finished on the mini quilts. I got 4 hrs sleep and I think may head back to bed soon. I still need to readjust # 4 to fit the frame better. It's a monster camping by the shore with a tent, campfire, fishing pole and fish. 

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on June 22, 2020 at 1:23pm

Yes, the pink fabric is from CT.  It was in the Easter collection of fabrics (the one before this Easter).  I also bought it in green.  Thank you, Riana.  My next quilt for my PhD is a String Quilt that I will finish QAYG so it does not need to be sandwiched.

Comment by Riana Noyes on June 22, 2020 at 1:11pm

Liz, that turnex out great! Love the pink sashing to unify. CONGRATULATIONS  on completing # 5! So....what's next?

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on June 22, 2020 at 12:49pm
Comment by Wilma Schirra-Kays on June 22, 2020 at 11:42am

What a fun quilt Elizabeth.  It definitely feels happy.

Today is a virtual class for Kimberbell embroidery....features 4th of July theme.  First time a full virtual class.  Beats dragging machine to quilt store where I am not comfy sitting for 6+ hours with my mask on and no bathroom access.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on June 22, 2020 at 9:44am
Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on June 22, 2020 at 9:41am
Comment by Riana Noyes on June 22, 2020 at 7:04am

Wilma, that idea for squaring up will work. I did that with my oddly shaped applecore quilt. I even took step- by - step photos at the time. But they're gone now, unless l can relift from whatever site l did tute on. Mine was mitred at corners.l'll send you a private message. Too bad about the dil. Maybe you should ask your son for the photos , then ( by email or private message). There are all kinds of resentments people hold, and without foundation except in their own minds. My own mil often subtly critisized my manor of dress and housekeeping, which took me a monumental amount of willpower to " overlook", for unity's sake. Your grandson sounds old enough to figure things out.  Mom will not be allowed to " steal" his quilt, if even given access to his room, lol.

Comment by Wilma Schirra-Kays on June 22, 2020 at 1:41am

Riana, yes it is grandmothers flower garden.  I am thinking of just squaring it up with a holiday fabric, but may have to dig around for ideas.  I have seen some where this has been done and it looks nice.  Like doing a hexi flower and adhering it to a flat piece of fabric.

Haha, this daughter-in-law does not speak to us.  Have spoken maybe 10 words to her since 2016.  If in a social environment we greet her, she will say hi and walk off.  She had a great time at a family vacation in Hawaii with us in 2016...fully funded by us (except airfare).  Have no clue what her issue is, but she only wants to be with her family and her sons (son has another son from previous marriage).  I believe she does not like it we see the oldest grandson.  Up until this year my son only called when she is out....strange!  Of course, I asked son for pics and he is just as bad.  I will use what I have.  Who knows, his mom will probably throw it out.

Comment by Riana Noyes on June 21, 2020 at 7:26pm

We'll " take stock" on June 30th, ducklings...meanwhile, don't start dropping projects just yet. I have an idea!

Comment by Chris Michelle on June 21, 2020 at 12:44pm

Eilzabeth, I am so very sorry for your loss. I have 4 grandsons and I cannot even begin to imagine how I would go on if something happened to one of them. I lost my youngest brother 15 years ago to addiction and my oldest brother just passed in December from addiction also. My mother has not been able to recover from the grief of the first son passing, and now they are both gone. It is such a tragic thing that no one should ever have to endure, to bury a child. I am the only one of her children left so she worries about my safety constantly.

Riana. As my niece is not marrying this year, I would like to remove the Alex and Chad Wedding quilt (Frolic) from my goals for the year. I think if I get this applique quilt done this year I will be doing great.

Comment by Riana Noyes on June 21, 2020 at 7:41am

Ducklings, remember this is the challenge page , please.

Wilma, there really are some cool professional looking action photos of motorcycles etc. on line you could use. Have you tried asking his mom? Moms keep photos, though many are in albums, not digital. Is the grandma quilt a GFG or a different quilt with a similar name?

Comment by Zoetc49 on June 20, 2020 at 11:48pm

Mary, I take care of my mom, she is doing well right now but I get scared of all the ," what if's". I think about being alone when she is gone, then I think about what she must be thinking know that any day can be her last. I never had the chance to have kids, as the right man never came into the picture.  I know it must have been so hard to have lost your sweet girls.  I like to write in a journal to get the thoughts out. What helps you most when you feel  scared? 

Oh, Elizabeth, do you mind me asking what happened to your great grandson?  I am sorry for your loss. 

Some scars do not heal, time moves forward. They all are a part of who we are now. 

Both of you have had some big hurts. I have lost family, but the hardest loss I had was a man who was like a Father, his daughter died in 1979 as her mom led her to her death. She was my best friend, years later I found him and right before 911, he died.. brain hemorrhage.     

Comment by Wilma Schirra-Kays on June 20, 2020 at 10:05pm

The BOM Cadance Court is the one I haven’t touched, it is all paper pieced.  I am going to move it to 2021.

I am going to try and look at the Grandmothers Flower Garden and see if I can tackle it. #6 is grandson Brandon’s Quilt.  I am going to just use some pictures I have to add to the quilt since he has ignored my request for motorcycle pictures to add....must be a teenage thing!

Winter Memories is still at quilters.  Hope it will be finished soon.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on June 20, 2020 at 12:40pm


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