What’s a PHD you ask?
In quilting terms, it’s Project Half Done … or as Frédérique said, “Projects Has to be Done.” Either definition is fine! However, I think I like Frédérique’s definition best as some projects are past the half way mark and others are just barely started!
If you have a lot of UFOs – then consider joining us! Get those UFOs (Projects Half Done) finished and make sure that you complete all of your 2019 starts (so that you don’t add to your UFO list).
Here’s what you need to do to join us:
- Make a list of at least 12 UFOs that you want to complete in 2019.
- Take a picture of them
- Post the pictures on
- your blog
- a Pinterest board
- Keep track of your 2019 starts & finish them in 2019. (There are exceptions: BOMs that continue into 2020, Bonnie Hunter’s Mystery, December starts)
- Report monthly on your progress.
- Feel great with those decreasing UFOs!
- Let me know by January 20, 2019 if you’re going to join in the challenge! (send me a link to your blog / instagram / pinterest page – you can email me or leave a comment below) email: quilting gail at yahoo dot ca (with no spaces and @ for at and . for dot)
Here’s 12 of my UFOs that I
hope to will finish this year:
- Ivan’s Diamonds, 2 colour – sandwiched, needs quilting and binding. Label is made. (Started in 2015)
- Carpenter’s Wheel / Star – flimsy is done – needs to be sandwiched, quilted and bound. Label is made. (Started in 2007)
- Winter table runner (all in pieces … but the idea is there!) (Started in 2016)
- Summer Solstice: the pieces are cut and ready for paper piecing (Started in 2016)
- Fractured Paint Brush: probably have close to 1/2 of the blocks done. (Started in 2016)
- French General Layer Cake #1: Blocks are all made, just need to be trimmed and sashing added. (Started in 2012)
- Smith Mountain Morning: a Bonnie Hunter Quilt. Started at a workshop with Bonnie. Love the quilt! Not sure why it’s languishing … (Started in 2015)
- Scrappy repro pattern started with Diane from Oregon … not sure if she finished hers or not – but mine will get done! It might just be a table topper … there are over 100 blocks made … I think they finish at 3 or 3½” (Started in 2014)
- Stack & Wack Big Star. This was started in a class over 10 years ago! Another lady had the exact same fabric and our tops were TOTALLY different. It was fun to see. (Started in 2008)
- Ode to 30’s: Started with a group called “Krazy Kwilters.” I have most of the 12″ pieced blocks done. One needle-turn appliqué block is done. When I started this, I did not know that there was a genre of fabrics called “30s,” so I chose fabrics that went with a fabric I like. My plan is to make more 12″ pieced blocks, sash them and call it done. I won’t be doing all the 6″ blocks … I’m making it simple so that it gets finished! (Started in 2009)
- Retreat Bag: Pieces are all cut … just need to put it together. I’m thinking it should be a quick finish! Although, I did download how to put a divider in – so I might have to search for more fabric to finish this (Started in 2017)
- Good Fortune Mystery: A 2018 start that is carrying over into 2019. Some parts are completed … some aren’t started yet.
- Echo Lake T-shirt quilt … t-shirts still in the bag … I’ve had them for a couple of years now … I have made a few quilts and table runners to be auctioned off at Echo Lake fund raising events, and the camp director asked if I would make a t-shirt quilt for them. Of course, fool that I am, I said “yes.” I’ve never made a t-shirt quilt … guess it’s time to learn!
Wait !!! That’s 13 … well, I need to give myself some slack …
I hope to complete a total of 20 UFOs in 2019. I have 40 – so 20 will be half. But I’m cutting myself some slack. If I finish 12 – then I’ll have more time to play!
2019 Starts / Plans
And of course, I’ll be
attempting to finish finishing every 2019 start. And, I hope to use my stash as much as I can!
- I plan to make a couple of quilts from Turnabout Patchwork. The author blogs as TeresaDownUnder at Sewn Up … you should check her out.
- Canadian Quilter’s Association is doing a 50 blocks in 50 weeks. I hope to do a block a week … they’re 6 1/2″ big – so it shouldn’t be too bad, right? #50blocks50weeks
- Keeping track of what fabric I’ve bought and what I’ve used will continue.
I probably have a zillion other things that are floating around in my mind, but nothing is coming to the surface at the moment.
SEW – are you going to join me and others to accomplish your PHD in 2019?
I hope you do!
If you want to, I’ve got an Excel Workbook that you can use to keep track. (You can use this whether you join us or not).
I’ll have a report on PHD in 2018 in the next few days.
I’ve been playing around, not sewing a lot … so no finishes to report. What can I say? I’m pleased that I used almost 300 yards of fabric. And … if you were to look, that really didn’t put much of a dent in it! (Yes, I have a big stash … hence my keeping track and trying not to buy anything). My husband did buy quite a bit of fabric for me … and next year, I’m going to keep track of HIS purchases. LOL!
- Fabric Used this week: 0 yards
- Fabric Used this year: 291.55 yards
- Fabric Added this Week: 0 yards
- Fabric Added this Year: 111.8 yards
- Net Fabric Used for 2018: 179.75 yards
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