PHD in 2018 – Sept. Report

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Two finishes for September. Both of them are UFOs!  I must be liking easy and square pieces!


I now have 8 projects that need to be completed by the end of the year.  I’m hoping it’s do-able!  I’m thinking that it is!  But I’d best get down to sewing if I’m going to get them all done!

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Here’s how other participants in PHD in 2018 are doing:

  • Kate from “Life in Pieces”  is doing well with her 15 minutes of stitching a day!  She’s maintaining an over 90% average!  Way to go Kate!
  • Ann from “Laughing Gas Quilts”  continues to make me giggle and laugh!  Check out her post on scraps (HERE).  Edit: Ann’s updated post is up and you need to go and read about her awesome progress on her PHD in 2018.
  • Emily from “the Darling Dogwood” has been working on her PHD and recently finished another quilt for Project Linus.  It’s super cute … she used Kate Spain fabrics, but it could easily be made with scrappy …
  • Deena from Dreamworthy Quilts has a Peaceful Country quilt that looks very nice!
  • Roseanne, from “Home Sewn By US” has been making wonderful table runners out of blocks that were intended for a quilt!  Pretty neat idea!  And she only has 3 UFOs to go!!!  WooHoo!
  • Elizabeth, from “Appliqué and …. knitting, stitchery, genealogy, food” has been knitting … might be easier than digging out her sewing paraphernalia!  🙂
  • Terry, my cousin from Ontario, hasn’t posted for awhile.  I know she’s had a LOT going on in her life, so I’ll give her leeway for now! Her blog is TLC Quilts: Sew What’s Next?
  • Susan, from California, is following along by Instagram.  Go to her Instagram page to see her finishes.

Design Wall

I looked at my Design Wall list from my Sept.3 post  … 2 of the items got finished (Sept. finishes).  The table runner still needs binding and the Fireburst mystery is still in progress (but Sept.’s work is done on it!)

Today my Design wall includes a secret project (Christmas project for work), the same table runner that still needs batting, and I need to sandwich and quilt the Wonky Log Cabin.   Hmmm … the table runner isn’t even on my UFO list (although it is a UFO) but both the Christmas project and the Wonky Log are new projects.


SEW,  I just looked at my UFO list … I do need to finish the border on the “Sea Shell” quilt. That’s enough things to tackle this week!

Stash Report



My secret Christmas project involves using one, or both of these fabrics.  SEW, since they co-ordinate, I bought ½ yard of each.  Sew … that will be in my “Added this week” amount.

The Sudoku Quilt used 6.5 yards of fabric

  • Fabric Used this week:  6.5 yards
  • Fabric Used this year:    215.6 yards
  • Fabric Added this Week:  1 yard
  • Fabric Added this Year:  77.3  yards
  • Net Fabric Used for 2018: 138.3 yards 

Happy Quilting!


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    • Hi Kathleen,
      Oh – hand piecing … that would take me forever. Other than one hexi – Grandma’s flower garden – I’ve never done any hand piecing!!
      Good luck with them!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


  1. Hi Gail! You are doing so well on your UFOs. Really, only four to go in that department. You cannot finish Fireburst yet and your wonky log quilt is all together. I have great confidence that you will definitely get ‘er all done before the end of the year. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    • Hi Ann,
      Ha! You have much more confidence in my abilities than I do. However, if I do get a few extra UFOs done – that means that I will have way less to do than I did this year! And that would be a good thing!
      I’ve updated my blog and it should go live very soon!
      I love your picture of the UFOs you started with and the report on what’s done! YEAH!!! you are doing so well!!!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


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  3. Thanks for the patience about my lack of blogging. I started an update a couple weeks ago but haven’t been able to get back to it.
    There are too many says/evenings where I can’t even get to my sewing room, let alone blogging. But…rest assured I am making some progress on my PHD.

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    • Yes, it does feel good to get those UFOs out of the way! 🙂
      But your linky party (and my corresponding blog posts) have kept my needless buying down to just a little bit! Thank YOU!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


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