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 Riana Noyes 4 hours ago

Finally some nicer weather! I've been hoping to get some work done on my restoration challenge quilt on the deck.

Comment by Wilma Schirra-Kays on Wednesday

Beautiful quilt, Theresa.  Love GFG quilts, now I need to finish mine.

Sewing room furniture is all put together, now I need to clean the room.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on Monday

Beautiful gfg, Theresa. Welcome back !!

Happy for your progress Chris. Looking forward to seeing it all together.

Love the center chosen for your travel quilt, Riana

Comment by Riana Noyes on Monday

Yay, Chris. You will be spending some happy hours feathering (filling up) your quilting nest :-)) l hope the move in goes smoothely...especially the longarm.

Comment by Chris Michelle on Monday

Beautiful quilt Theresa. I like EPP also, especially as a travel project. I have started several...just haven't finished anything. Hand quilting is quite an undertaking! I have never tried it, although my father gave me a frame that he bought on on a lawn sale. Maybe one day I will give it a try.

My husband and I got all the grout done on the floor of the sewing studio! That was the last of the major stuff still needing to be done! THANG GOODNESS! It is quite a large room and being on your knees on the floor for hours is quite hard, especially as we get older. Now there are some minor items to do, like base trim and a couple of electrical items to finish up, and we need to seal the grout. Then the monumental task of moving everything in. So happy to have most of the construction work done. I haven't sewn anything in weeks!

Comment by Linda Koller on Monday

Theresa, your quilt is awesome!

Comment by Riana Noyes on Monday

I love gfg quilts! I hand quilted as well, though not as often as l once did. l use a q snap floor frame on large projects and hoop for lap size. My restoration project is at a standstill while we are doing our flooring. I do sneak down to sewing room, but keep getting called back upstairs to help, sigh.

Comment by Ginny Andersen on Monday

What an heirloom you have created, Theresa. Beautiful! 

Comment by Theresa McGhee Johnson on Sunday

They are not fussy cut. I cut each one and hand quilting done in a hoop 

Comment by Kris Howell on Sunday

Theresa - that's beautiful!  I love the choice of white and yellow as frames for the flowers. 

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on Sunday

Theresa, your quilt is a masterpiece.  It is so beautiful!  I love how you have fussy cut the flowers in your Grandmother's Flower Garden.  Do you hand quilt in a large frame?

Comment by Theresa McGhee Johnson on Sunday

Just finished hand quilting 

Comment by Theresa McGhee Johnson on Sunday

Comment by Ginny Andersen on Sunday

It's good to see you here, Theresa. It has been a while. Yes, please share what you've been working on.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on Sunday

Hello Theresa,  I hope that you will be joining us.  This is the best group of quilting friends ever.

Since I will not be machine quilting Kaitlyn's quilt until Monday when I pick up the thread from the quilt shop, I am working on a smaller version of The Crayon Quilt.

Comment by Kris Howell on Sunday

Theresa - you've been really busy!  Can we see some pictures, please?  

Comment by Theresa McGhee Johnson on Sunday

I have completed 4 hand quilted quilts this year 

Comment by Riana Noyes on Sunday

Ginny l think we quilters all are creative. We see a pattern and give it our own twist. Here's how l've sketched my version. I've cut my fabrics , but ran out of time...hubby needed help cleaning the dust particals off the new floor after the sandings. Nothing must remain, or the finish he'll be applying later won't be smoothe.

Comment by Ginny Andersen on April 30, 2021 at 6:04pm

I really like the center motif idea that you're going with on your travel quilt, Riana. You are such a creative gal!

Comment by Riana Noyes on April 30, 2021 at 5:49pm

Thanks, Kris. I like your idea of barrel cactus.  

No sewing today ( again!) But the livingroom floor is down, and now comes sanding & finishing. I did manage to audition some fabrics for that center block. But the red l chose turns out to be a " bleeder". So now l'm still selecting. I usually prewash anything coming into stash...but this was a scrap someone gave me. Trying multiple washings in Dawn. We'll see.

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