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.


You need to be a member of UFOs to add comments!

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 12, 2022 at 7:14pm

Progress on quilting my travel quilt.

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 11, 2022 at 8:24am

I've set up a discussion over on " Our Quilt Place" group for a 2022 PHD challenge. Rules only slightly different for this one...you can choose a quilt that's not begun yet, one that will challenge your talents or you've been dreaming of doing.

My travel quilt is coming along slow but sure on the frame. Needlepoint's stalled until light improves in the house. The ott light's too powerfull and washes outvthe distinction between pale pinks and lt. creams in the flowers l'm working on.  

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 10, 2022 at 11:03am

We have a name! Our Quilt Place. Please join needlespot.com first, then ask to join our group. https://needlespot.com/

Comment by Ginny Andersen on January 9, 2022 at 11:51am

Definitely a work of love, Riana! Gorgeous!

Comment by Wilma Schirra-Kays on January 9, 2022 at 11:44am

Beautiful quilt.  So glad you were able to restore it.  Many years of use/love ahead for it.

Comment by Linda Koller on January 8, 2022 at 10:26pm

That is a project of love, Riana! Beautiful quilt.

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 8, 2022 at 9:35pm

After a year and a couple of months, my daughter's double wedding ring quilt l made her 16 yr ago is finally restored. All new hand quilting. All new binding, and hundreds of hand appliqued new patches over the torn/ worn original ones .#1 PHD finally complete!

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 8, 2022 at 8:15am

I sent a note to everyone on my contact list about the upcoming move and the list of names being considered, but some folks may not be on that list... (Pat, you're one of them .) So check the list on the Main UFO page, and  you can leave a vote comment there on Sunday.

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 6, 2022 at 9:55pm

Pat, nice suggestion, l'll add it to list. What a coincidence, l've got a criss cross lap quilt on my legs right now! Maybe keep the camera in your sewing room now, lol.

Comment by Zoetc49 on January 6, 2022 at 6:34pm

Pat, I like " The Quilting Place" too,  It makes it seem more open, inviting. 

Comment by Pat Aneszko on January 6, 2022 at 5:39pm

Another suggestion for names.  How about "The Quilting Place"  

Comment by Pat Aneszko on January 6, 2022 at 5:34pm

This is CrissCross.  I had trouble posting both pics on the same page.  Got confused.  


Comment by Pat Aneszko on January 6, 2022 at 5:32pm

It has taken me all day to get these pictures.  First I had to find my camera....Anyway, the first pic is of the backing and binding for the Irish Chain. The second pic is of CrissCross, the next quilt I want to finish along with its backing.  I don't remember when I started it but it has been a while.  

Comment by Pat Aneszko on January 6, 2022 at 12:29pm

Riana My second project is CrissCross.  I don't have a pic of it yet.  Hopefully I can get to it today.  It needs a good pressing .  I have backing for it but until I get it pressed and measured, I don't know if I have enough.  I'm hoping to finish pressing the Irish chain today, measure the backing (decided to use what I have) and go on from there.  Then I can get to CrissCross.  I am unable to stand for very long so it takes me a while to get the pressing completed.  I am also cutting strings etc at the same time so it tends to be take me a while.  

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 5, 2022 at 4:44pm

Pat, what's your second project to complete?

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 5, 2022 at 4:43pm

Lol, Zoe, l'd have got writers' cramp! They've been added to the list. I like " Our Quilt Place"!  

Ok. 12 names on list!

Today l continued quilting on my Travel quilt. Lots of detail work with all those tiny sashings and going arround appliques. It took 2 days just to do all the SID around blocks, their borders, and the sashes.My SID ruler work has greatly improved, thanks to all the practice!

Comment by Zoetc49 on January 5, 2022 at 4:01pm

1) Our Quilt Friends

2) Quilt Forum Friends

3) Our Quilt Place

4) Friendly quilt fourm

5) This is the quilt that never end's, yes it goes on and on my friends, someone started sewing on it not knowing that it was and they will continue sewing on it just because... This is the quilt that never end's.

No, not #5 ... lol

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 5, 2022 at 9:07am

A list of potential names for our new group (at Needlespot) from suggestions will be posted by me on Sat.and we'll vote on Sunday.

Keep those name suggestions coming! We have 6 so far.

Comment by Zoetc49 on January 4, 2022 at 8:03pm

Riana, I actually like the name you picked out, it allows others to recognize where people have gone too instead of trying to find people again.   

Comment by Zoetc49 on January 4, 2022 at 8:01pm

Pat, I love your Irish chain ! I love greens too. I like how you did your boarder. Do you have someone to do the quilting? I am sure there are many on here, but I use Beth North to do most of mine, she does a very nice job.    

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