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 Wilma Schirra-Kays on December 29, 2021 at 6:57pm

I finished 2 of the quilts….Dresden Neighborhood and Baby quilt for great nephew.  GFG top is finished, but it is quilted.  Already packed it and the other 3 on the list.  I am hoping to play catch up while waiting for house to be finished.  

Comment by Riana Noyes on December 29, 2021 at 5:08pm

Here we are so near the end of 2021! Can everyone please tell me what's done and what's still in progress from their list? If you needcto see your list/ post, l have screen shots of them.

My own 3 are not done, but all are close to it. My travel quilt is on the quilt frame.Tammy's quilt restoration is getting binding tomorrow ( l spent much of today carefully removingvthe old). The needlepoint has about 3 square inches left to complete.

Comment by Riana Noyes on December 27, 2021 at 6:32am

Zoe, it's 66 x 77 , and the blocks all face outwards from the center to sides. This will always be tossed over sofa or chairs, so it didn't want it all in one direction.

The restoration quilt is down to the last bits of hand quilting around the outer edges.

No progress this week on the needlepoint so far.

Comment by Zoetc49 on December 26, 2021 at 9:44pm

Riana, what size did it turn out to be ? It's fun to see some of the fabric I sent your way and how you used it, not just the backing .

Comment by Riana Noyes on December 26, 2021 at 8:43pm

The travel quilt top is now complete. The backing is planned, but not yet put together. I may just get this done yet!

Comment by Riana Noyes on December 15, 2021 at 4:17pm

After a month in " time out", l was struck with the perfect design solution to my travel quilt quandry at @ 5 a.m. this morning, lol. It's back on the design wall, and l think it'll work! Next somectweeking before sewing inserts and sashing so l can sew it all together. 

Comment by Riana Noyes on December 15, 2021 at 12:37pm

Liz's quilt arrived safely after only 1 day! Best service ever from Canada post. James is leaving it in  the box l sent it in and wrapping ( without openning) to give as Christmas pdesent to Amy ( and Phillip) from her grandma :-))

Comment by Riana Noyes on December 13, 2021 at 8:46pm

Thankyou, everyone. Liz's quilt is on it's way back to Ottawa. Now l should return to my 3 challenges.  

  1. Tammy's quilt restoration...nearing completion of hand quilting, binding will be next.
  2. Needlepoint ....3" at one end left to do.
  3. Travel quilt....still on " time out" . I'm waiting for an " aha moment" to strike ,lol 

Comment by Ginny Andersen on December 13, 2021 at 2:59pm

You have enhanced Elizabeth's quilt top with your special quilting to  be such a treasured piece for her daughter. You are a wonderful friend, Riana! It is beautiful!

Comment by Zoetc49 on December 11, 2021 at 11:52pm

Riana, Liz and her husband are smiling from heaven !

Comment by Riana Noyes on December 11, 2021 at 8:14pm

Elizabeth's quilt will be mailed on Monday 

Comment by Riana Noyes on December 10, 2021 at 9:08pm

Zoe, it'll be something we can work on in the new year, so much going on right now!

Comment by Riana Noyes on December 10, 2021 at 9:06pm

Chris, l felt very close to her. She kept " telling" me to " keep it simple", but l couldn't help but embellish that lovely top...especially all that lovely negative space!

Comment by Chris Michelle on December 10, 2021 at 8:02am

Great job finishing Liz's quilt Riana. What a gift for her family. So kind and generous of you. I am sure Liz was watching and smiling down on you while you did it.

Comment by Zoetc49 on December 9, 2021 at 10:39pm

Riana, Have you and others found our new home?

Comment by Riana Noyes on December 8, 2021 at 9:24pm

Dee, l was only told that an announcement would be made ( don't know when), and April is the deadline. So copy any photos you saved here you wish to keep, and you can save some parts of conversations by taking screen shots. I've been copying links to tutorials that people have posted as well. It's time l watched some of them before they get too old to work.

Comment by Deanna Davis on December 7, 2021 at 9:38pm

Riana ~

Such a beautiful memory for Liz' family .. I wish I could even think about being able to do that.  If I can just FINISH everything that I want to do that would be a blessing!

When will the site be shutting down ?  Is there a definite date ? 


Comment by Wilma Schirra-Kays on December 7, 2021 at 5:44pm

Beautiful job, Riana.  I am sure Liz was watching over your quilting process.  The little heart is just too cute.  I am sure the recipients will be pleased, and know Jim will be grateful.

Comment by Riana Noyes on December 7, 2021 at 9:00am

Here is that little patch Liz had to apply after accidently snipping quilt while cutting a thread when pressing it.

Comment by Riana Noyes on December 6, 2021 at 12:00pm

l just finished the quilting on Elizabeth's quilt! All the way through, l felt like Liz was looking over my shoulder and watching < grin> l've never felt so close to her as l have these past 2 weeks. So, here it is ( l still have to buy fabric for binding).

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