Sewing, but no finishes!

PHD in 2018

We have another blogger joining us in this challenge.  She’s a fellow Canadian from the east coast.  Her blog is “Laughing Gas Quilts.”  Can you guess what she does for a job? In her comment, she said, “What goal directed, box ticking, overachiever can resist the lure of a certificate of achievement?”  LOVE it!

Are you interested in getting your PHD in 2018?  You can see the details HERE.  You have until January 10 to join and send me your list via instagram, Pinterest or Blog.

Progress Report

Scrappy Irish Chain:  quilting is happening  … there are 49 blocks to put feather wreaths in and 50 blocks that need outlining.  Oh me … I like doing the feather wreaths, but outlining the blocks is boring, boring, boring …  Sew, I’ve set myself a goal of doing 7 feather wreaths a day and an hour of outlining.  Hopefully in 2 or 3 days, I’ll have the quilting done.





On Ringo Lake:  I’m starting to work on Clue 8 – the blocks …  This picture contains all of the pieces I need for the main blocks.

I think I’m going to like this quilt!

Within hours of the “reveal” some people were posting pictures of their completed tops.  I have no idea how they did it!  There are several steps in the final clue and I know that it will take me a lot longer than a few hours to have this quilt to a flimsy stage!


To see what others in the quilty world are working on wander over to these blogs:

Happy Quilting





16 thoughts on “Sewing, but no finishes!

  1. I’ve gotten a list of 60 projects written down and have already finished 6 since Jan 1 – of course, three of those were ‘labels only’ 😀
    I do not have a blog, but could post a screen shot of the list on IG – however, your title is already being used as a hashtag for people working to finish their academic PHD in 2018.
    I’m also posting a one monthly goal project @elmstreetquilts.
    I do a fair bit of charity sewing and am not including that in my PHD’s and 2018 starts.
    A very good challenge to kick-start the finishing of many languishing projects, thank you!
    Susan @susansquiltstudio


    • WOW Susan – have you ever been busy!!! Yes, post a screen shot list on IG. Once you do that, let me know & I’ll add you to our list. It’s totally fine to not include charity quilts … it’s up to you. I’m still shaking my head that you have finished 6 projects already! Well, that will certainly help to decrease your 60 projects! 🙂 Happy Quilting!


  2. WOw – good job on your Ringo work! Well, when you consider that there are over 100,000 people who follow the BH mysteries and that she originally made the timing of her mysteries to give people who have no holiday prospects but depression, it is not surprising that a good handful concentrate whole-hog on the clues as they come out and then are finished shortly after the final clue goes live. You’re in super good stead having this much work done already!


    • Thanks, Lynette. I know I’m always happy when I get the mystery quilt completed prior to the next mystery! I know one year, I was going to a retreat with Bonnie as the guest speaker … it was amazing … I finished 3 or 4 of her mystery quilts before I headed to the retreat! THAT was a good motivation. Happy Quilting!


  3. Hi Gail,
    Yay to another PHD member! Woot woot! I’ll go check out her blog and say hello. Nice little basket of all the pieces for On Ringo Lake. I can’t wait to see it as you progress. ~smile~ Roseanne


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