My list is ready …
I pulled out the quilts and took pictures of what’s in the tote. This is the tote that I use for my “big” machine (Janome 8900). It’s usually only used when I’m going to a retreat. It’s full quilts that are ready to be pressed, sandwiched and quilted. 2 of them have backings ready. These are the first 7 that will be quilted.
There are 8 quilts in progress on top of my filing cabinet and 6 in bins on the top shelf of the closet:
Then – there is the 4 mystery quilts I’m working on – 3 with the guild. (no pictures yet) and the Bonnie Hunter mystery.
Then there are 3 baby quilt projects for the guild …
That’s a total of 28 projects … Which will be enough to complete my PHD! However, I do reserve the right to switch things around and finish some other project(s).
Interesting … these are only half of my UFOs. As I contemplate the projects that I’ve listed here … the ones on the filing cabinet are the ones that I have the least interest in finishing. So, I should start on them first, right?
Now, I’m going to need motivation and encouragement to get these done, so I can complete my own PHD! (see details HERE).
Unfortunately, I realize that I have at least 3 other projects that I want to get done this year. One is a t-shirt quilt, another is a quilt for my son (requested a few years ago) and I also need to repair his very first quilt. It’s falling apart. Literally.
PHD in 2018
If you want to join in the fun finishing PHD (Projects Half Done), you can see the details HERE. Add the link to your blog, Instagram, or Pinterest board and you can join in the fun!
I did this last year and am pleased with the amounts that I used. This year, (so far), I used 171 yards of fabric and bought 62 yards. I definitely used up way more fabric than I bought! And that’s a good thing! Sew … I’m going to keep doing my Stash Report. I found that when I was tempted to buy with no purpose, I would often think, “I have to report this on my blog.” And, sometimes, it worked and I wouldn’t buy any fabric!
Yvonne, from quiltingjetgirl is having a Planning Party. I emailed Yvonne, just to make sure that it was OK to join the 2018 Planning Party while I host “PHD in 2018”. She said, “yes.” I first met Yvonne in the spring when she was one of the hosts for the “2017 New Quilt Blogger’s.” This group experience where I received valuable feedback about my blog and met some awesome quilters as well!
To see what others in the quilty world are working on wander over to these blogs: