PHD in 2019 – June report & 1/2 marathon …

With having to post my QoV on July 1, (see HERE) and then the Island Batik Artsy Fartsy project (see HERE)- I almost forgot about the June report for PHD in 2019.

Here’s the report from Participants:

Kate @  Life in Pieces  talks about her mid-year goals and what she’s accomplished … her biggest challenge will be finishing up all the new starts before the end of the year. Kate: You still have just under 6 months to get them done! 🙂

Tish  @ Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland started and finished a quilt in June – woohoo! It didn’t get added to the UFO pile!

Emily @ The Darling Dogwood   has been super busy. She’s been making extra Island Batik projects (a drees & a Quilt of Valour) as well as mending a quilt that was around when she was a wee little thing!

Deana @ Dream Worthy Quilts has a goal tracker on the right side bar which hasn’t been updated.

Elizabeth @ Applique and … has goals planned for July … but I’m not sure how she is doing on the UFO front!

Sharon @ Adventures in Fiber has not posted any quilty posts.

My Report is below.

Quilts of Valour

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We are to the half-way mark of the days in this marathon. How are you doing? There is a link-up below if you want to share your progress.

Here’s how I’ve been doing:

  • Day 1 1 hour – pieced batting
  • Day 2 4 hours – finished sewing one quilt together, borders on 3, sandwhiched 3
  • Day 3 1 hour – border on 1 quilt, sandwhiched 1 quilt
  • Day 4 1 hour – Webbed quilt #5 and sewed together
  • Day 5 1 hour – borders and sandwiched #5
  • Day 6 2.5 hours – quilted 3 quilts
  • Day 7 3.5 hours – quilted 2 quilts, trimmed 5 quilts, cut binding
  • TOTAL TIME: 14 hours

YEAH!!! I’m over the half way mark for this marathon … At the moment, I’m guessing that I will have several hours left and will have to find some more baby quilts to finish! Not a problem … I can think of at least 3 that are in progress and that’s not even counting the panels!

Design Wall:  


Just adding borders on the baby quilts and soon, I will be piecing the bindings and adding them to the quilts.


I’ve been quilting 5 baby quilts … no picture, but I’ll show you when they are done!

Stash Report

The baby quilts are not finished yet. They are a mixture of my own fabric and fabric from the guild. Once they are done, I’ll figure out how much of my fabric was used!

  • Fabric Used this week      0 yards
  • Fabric Used this year:         101.6  yards
  • Fabric Bought this week:   0 yards
  • Fabric Added this year:      57.05
  • Net Fabric used                     44.65
  • Husband’s Purchases           9.5

Stitchin’ Time

  • January – May:  149 out of 170
  • July – 7 out of 7
  • Year-to-date: 156  out of 177 = 91%

For more Stitchin’ Time, you can check out Kate’s blog: Life in Pieces

Link UP

You can link up your starting Marathon, your progress or your half-way mark. You do not need a blog to enter – you can post a picture.

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Happy Quilting! 


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16 thoughts on “PHD in 2019 – June report & 1/2 marathon …

  1. You’ve been doing so well on your PHD for this year and on finding time to stitch each day. Looks like a very productive June with lots of fun stuff going on. Hope July is just as successful.

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  3. Wow, you’ve been busy! And your marathon has produced results! I’m a stage where I’m moving things forward but nothing is completed. I need to add up my marathon time and see where I am. I”m hoping to do a PhD report this week! So glad to see all your progress!

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    • Hi Emily,
      Yes, I’ve been busy and the marathon has kept me focussed! Just what I need!
      Looking forward to your PhD report … or it can wait until August … 🙂
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


  4. Hi Gail! Great job on your PHD and the baby quilts. EEK – I am failing miserably on the marathon, I am sorry to say. I didn’t expect to get a virus to take me down for over 10 days. But I could still devote 26 hours as I have off Friday through Sunday. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    • Hi Roseanne,
      I was about to say, “don’t worry, it’s not a race.” But then I thought, a marathon is a race … however in this case, the only reward is personal achievement on whatever we wanted to focus on for 26 hours. Who cares if you start now and go for the next 15 days? Not I. 🙂
      The marathon was mostly to motivate ME to focus on getting some baby quilts done, done, done. And if others want to join and benefit from it, GREAT!!!
      Glad that you are feeling better – at least better enough to try sewing up a storm this weekend!
      I hope you and Sue continue to improve!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂

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  5. Ha, ha, no, I better get going this week on at least the one that needs binding! Your stats are great, and I’ll be surprised if you don’t finish your 13 this year!

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