2021 PHD Challenge

Have you decided that this is finally the year you clear up those unfinished projects of the past? Join in the fun, and earn your PHD in completing those projects half done! Here are the 6 rules: 

  • List limited to 6 projects for the year ( average 2 mo. per project)
  • Ufo projects only (  must be already started)
  • You must have the pattern, fabrics, backing ,and batting for completion on hand
  • Photos of each unfinished piece must be posted after your list.
  • Make a list of what is left to do below each project's name (eg:  quilt, bind, etc..)
  • ☆ optional...tell us why a project has " stalled"... do you need help? Etc.


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Comment by Linda Koller 24 minutes ago


Comment by Kris Howell 28 minutes ago

Linda- just pretend you are Riana working with a bunch of orphan blocks, lol

Good luck!  Gonna be fun seeing what you come up with.

Comment by Linda Koller 32 minutes ago

Got an email today that my fabric shipped for my Thimbleberries quilt. Meanwhile, I pulled out the Beatles quilt. I don't know what I was thinking way back then. But none of the blocks I had made measure the same. I've started taking some of them apart. Not quite sure what I'm going to do yet but something is forming in my head....that is a dangerous thing!

Comment by Kris Howell 1 hour ago

Riana - I have sandwiched the French Braid quilt, and finished piecing the Jewel Box quilt.  Posted a while back that I had sandwiched the Tapestry and Star Wedding Ring quilts, so I'm right on track!  

Tonight I'm going to make some bowl cozies for ME!!  I've made several sets for other people, and now it's my turn, lol.

Comment by Gail Brown on Wednesday

Kris, your Jewel Box is gorgeous.  Some of my favorite quilts are ones I put togethr with scraps.  The best thing about them is I can look at them and remember the quilts I made with all the different fabrics, kind of like a trip down memory lane.

Linda, I love your Pansy Stars and that's a great name for it, just beautiful.  My heart goes out to those poor people in Texas having gone through a catagory 5+ hurricaine, but at least it was warm and we didn't freeze to death.  The first people that got to our town was a Salvation Army group from Texas, I hope they got help like we did.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on Wednesday

Beautiful Jewel Box, Chris with all the color I'm sure the free motion will be hidden and it will all turn out just fine.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on Wednesday

I can understand why your order may take so long given that Texas has been in emergency mode for quite a bit of time.  My heart went out to the people standing in long lines for water and food.  I watched it all on T.V.  And then lots of people were freezing in the cold.  So as soon as they are O.K. and back to work they will fill your order.  It gives you a chance to start something new in the meanwhile.  

I watched this morning as a caravan of trucks came into our parking lot to take away the excess snow that his accumulated.  I counted 4 truck loads and there may have been more.  And our forecast this morning called for 10 cm. more snow.

Comment by Linda Koller on Wednesday

I just checked on my order. They are just filling orders for Feb. 5. My order was placed on Feb. 8. They were closed for a week due to the weather. So should go out early next week providing Texas doesn't get anymore bad weather.

Comment by Linda Koller on Wednesday

Kris, I love your Jewel Box quilt. Scrap quilts are the best! If this covid ever subsides I'll have to take a shuttle up to Phoenix to visit all my friends some week. I'd love to see your RV and work space, Kris!

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on Wednesday

Chris, I don't think that I could sew with minky.  I was happy when I managed a fleece backing for 2 baby quilts.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on Wednesday

Kris, I just saw your Jewel Box Quilt.  Did you sew it in a trailer?  I think I remember seeing your setup but this is amazing!

Comment by Chris Michelle on Wednesday

Kris I love your Jewel Box quilt, that is one of my favorite scrap patterns. It is on my list of quilts I want to make one day. I love that you used all scraps too. 

I ordered the minky for the backing of the Christmas En Provence quilt and, according to the tracking information, it should be here today. I need to get it pieced so that quilt is ready for quilting when I eventually get done with Valley Blossoms.

Comment by Kris Howell on Wednesday

The Jewel Box quilt top is mostly done.  It's almost queen size.  When we get back to Ohio I'll add some light blue borders to make it truly queen size.  It's all made from scraps, even the three different blue fabrics, lol. 

Comment by Kris Howell on Wednesday

Linda - those Pansy Stars are gorgeous!  Great job.  Good luck with the coming puppy, too.  I honor you for making kennel quilts for the Texas shelters.  You do really great work.

Comment by Linda Koller on Tuesday

No I don't think it's backordered, Riana. It showed in stock when I ordered. They are located in Texas I discovered which probably explains the delay.

I need to get some kennel quilts made next as the Texan shelters are requesting now. Then I think I'll work on the Beatles quilt next.

Comment by Riana Noyes on Tuesday

Linda, it's the lovely fabric in your Pansy Stars that make that humble pattern sing with colour and vibrance! It's so lovely to look at those cute pansy faces and dream of spring. Very nicely done :-)) Hope your other fabric isn't backoredered ...that could mean they won't be able to get more.

Comment by Ginny Andersen on Tuesday

Ooh, I like this, Linda! I have the same pansy fabric you used in your outer border! 

Your gnomes are adorable, Dee, and your QOV is just beautiful! 

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on Tuesday

Chris, the quilt is so beautiful I don't think that you can spoil it with echo and meandering quilting.  I like to do a large meander on my quilts and I always think it looks good and the quilt is done.

Comment by Chris Michelle on Monday

Great job Linda. Pansy stars is lovely!

Wilma, you sure have been keeping yourself busy. 

I am very slowly picking away at the quilting on the red and black Valley Blossoms quilt. I am not a FMQ'r so the large borders with applique are getting some very bad echo and meandering. Oh well, we won't think about how bad it is when we are sleeping under it at night.

Comment by Linda Koller on Monday

Thank you, Liz and Barbara.

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