Rainy Sunday

PHD in 2018

Oh me, oh my … Ann @ Laughing Gas Quilts has finished her first UFO of the year!!!  Check it out HERE.  At this rate, she may achieve her PHD by the end of the month, or maybe February!  unknown-jpg

Susan – is joining via Instagram … I will post details when I have them.

Two of my friends want to join in PHD in 2018.  Marie has an Instagram account and I’m just waiting for her to approve me.  Diane says she does Pinterest enough and is going to follow along at home.  Ha!  I know they just want that (now) coveted certificate of PHD in 2018!

First Finish of 2018

Here it is: my scrappy Irish Chain.  As I mentioned before, most of the 2″ squares in this quilt came from other quilters.  People that lovingly don’t want to deal with their own scraps, so they handed them to me.  But, NO MORE!!!  As fun as it was to sew with other people’s fabric – this did nothing to decrease my own pile of scraps.  At any rate, I’m quite happy with how this quilt turned out! It’s 68x 82″.


Stash Report

Since most of the scraps from the above quilt came from others (and not added into my “Fabric Added” calculations),  I estimate that approx. 7 yards of my fabric was used (backing, white background & binding).

Fabric Used this Week:     7  yards  
Fabric Used year to Date:  7  yards
Fabric Added this Week:    0  yards 
Fabric Added Year to Date:  0 yards
Net Fabric used for 2017:   7 yards  

PHD in 2018  //  UFO tally

I thought I had 56 UFOs … but NO … oh NO …. I found 3 more …  Yes 3!!!   That brings my total UFOs to 59!   #   SEW – Since I originally said that in order to get your PHD you had to finish at least half of your UFOs or a maximum of 28, I will stick to completing 28 UFOs and finish all new projects that I start in 2018.  I’m finding that 28 is stressful enough, 30 would be over the top for me!

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Happy Quilting in 2018!

22 thoughts on “Rainy Sunday

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  2. Wow! I absolutely love this quilt. It will never cease to amaze me how mixing scraps with white helps them all play nicely together. I may have to copy this one.


  3. That scrappy Irish chain is beautiful!! What size were the finished pieces? Your UFO total makes me feel good. I probably only have half that many. But then there’s still a couple of closets to check.


    • Thanks Karen (Tu-Na), The individual squares started out at 2″ and finished at 1 1/2″. I’m glad that I’m making you feel good about your UFOs! I’m determined to cut that number in half this year! Happy Quilting!


  4. Lovely quilt Gail! Irish chain is such a nice pattern.
    I’d like to do something similar but add hst in the corners. I think the pattern is called split 9 patch??
    Your quilting is lovely. Congratulations on your first finish. 🙂


  5. Hi Gail,
    Congrats on your first finish for 2018, and a wonderful one it is! I just love Irish Chain quilts. They speak to me every time I see one, and the scrappiness in this one is fabulous. I can imagine it was fun to sew with other people’s fabrics – that sounds like a new way to expand your creativeness. Congrats to Ann as well – I’ll pop over and see her finish. Of course everyone wants the coveted PHD – if they were readily available, they wouldn’t be special now would they?!! ~smile~ Roseanne


  6. Congratulations on your first finish for 2018. As I have done the UFO challenge from All People Quit for a few years, I think I am now down to making a few drastic decisions about things that may go away permanently or get done in a different way. I look forward to watching your progress. Good luck on getting to #2 quickly!


  7. Your scrappy Irish Chain is beautiful! I love all that color! I suddenly have people handing me their scraps and unwanted projects because they know I like to sew that way, but it can actually be kind of overwhelming. It’s also hard to say no to friends!


    • Thanks Diann! I know what you mean about saying “no” to friends. Some of my close quilting buddies still give me their scraps and I actually love it because their tastes are so different from mine! (But I don’t want everyone else to know that! :-))


  8. I finally counted up my UFOs last week. I think there were 16. I will be happy if I finish 2018 with just 15 UFOs. I am never very good at the finishes!

    Thanks for sharing you lovely quilt with Oh Scrap!


    • Cynthia – does that mean that you will finish one UFO this year and finish ALL of your 2018 projects? 🙂 But, 15/16 is a decent number, especially since I know that you are having FUN with your scraps! Happy Quilting!


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