PHD in 2019 – April Update

PHD in 2019:  Quilting UFOs and Finishing New Projects

I have 5 UFO finishes for 2019!

The first picture shows, Ivan’s Diamonds, Carpenter’s Wheel and a Star Table runner

My 2 April finishes are Good Fortune and a Retreat Bag.

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Close up pictures of a couple of quilts:  This first one was the Island Batik Accuquilt Challenge.  Free Motion quilting did not call to me and it’s totally stitched in the ditch. (And yes, I used my ruler foot and a ruler for most of the quilting.)  I used Aurifil Thread and Hobbs batting.  The fabrics are Island Batik and mostly came from the Stash Builder Rolls or my yardage.


This is a Close up of Good Fortune and the quilting.  I just did an all-over pattern that was inspired by Roseanne of Home Sewn by US, but then it morphed into my own design.

Christmas RAPPing BLOG HOP

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This awesome blog hop is continuing.  If you haven’t checked out the great projects – be sure to do so.  And, there is a chance for YOU to win!  Check it out!

April 29  Joan @  MooseStash Quilting

April 30 Linda @ One Quilting Circle

May 1 Kathy @ Kathy’s Kwilts

May 2 Bea @ Beaquilter

May 3 Sherry @ Powered by Quilting

May 4 Jennifer @ Dizzy Quilter

May 5 Barbara Gaddy @ Bejeweledquilts by Barb

May 6 Nancy Myers @ Patchwork Breeze

May 7 Vicki @ Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting

May 8 Gail @ Quilting Gail  THIS IS ME come back and see what I made!

May 9  Michelle @ Creative Blonde

May 10 Maryellen @ Mary Mack’s Blog

May 11 Denise @ For the Love of Geese

May 12 Maria @


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12 thoughts on “PHD in 2019 – April Update

  1. Hello Gail,
    What a lovely collection of projects! I love the colours of the batiks.
    Interesting that the quilting of the Good Fortune quilt morphed into your own design. That’s the best way to quilt!
    Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks.
    Love, Muv

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    • Hi Muv,
      Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed them!
      Island Batiks are truly a great fabric line!
      Thank you for hosting Free Motion Mavericks!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


  2. I’m usually making gifts at the last minute! Often I begin quilts with Christmas fabrics in July, though, right around the time new lines start showing up in the stores 😉

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    • Hi! If we’re going to sew Christmas projects, we all need to start sometime! I only made the Christmas RAPPing one now because of the blog hop!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


  3. WHAT??? Hi Gail! I inspired you to quilt Good Fortune? I was just admiring that nice big photo, reading along and then WHAM. I saw my name – huh?? Love the quilt – I love stars – and your quilting looks fabulous. And five UFOs. Sweet. You’ve got it going on, girl. Plus, I just realized that your RAPPers day is my brother’s birthday so I certainly will not forget. I can’t wait to see what you made. This whole project is just so darn fun! ~smile~ Roseanne

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    • Hi Roseanne,
      Well, I do believe in giving credit where credit is due!!! It was at least a month or more ago when you posted about some FMQ design you were making up … I drew it out then, and attempted to quilt it … but as I said, it morphed. But that’s OK … I thought a lot about your design while I was quilting! 🙂
      Oh – Christmas RAPPing is a pretty awesome book! Lots of fun projects!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂

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