PHD in 2019 – October Update

I have another finish!!  I cut into my Island Batik rayon and finished a top!  It’s the same pattern as the one I showed last week (see HERE) – except I altered the neckline a bit.  It fits perfectly!  My hubby is not home at the moment, so no photos with it on me! Just one of it pinned onto the design wall!img_5651-scaled-2560-e1572571190440-scaled-2560.jpg

Island Batik Blog Hop 

“A Piece of Blog Hop” starts on Monday!!!  There are fabric giveaways each week.  Follow the Rafflecopter link below to have a chance to win “Little Sir Little Miss” fabric.image.png
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The fabrics featured in this blog hop are from the Summer 2019 line and will be in fabric stores SOON!!!

Here’s a list of who you need to visit to see their wonderful creations using the Summer 2019 lines!

PHD in 2019:  Quilting UFOs and Finishing New Projects

IIMG_5614 had one finish in October.  You can read about it HERE.

Here’s the October Report for Participants

Kate @  Life in Pieces  is working along … she’s posting her “TO Do” list every week … I’m not sure which projects are UFOs and which are new starts, but I’m sure she’ll update us soon!

Tish  @ Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland has been faithfully finishing all of her beautiful Island Batik challenges … and she hosts a linky party “UFO Busting,” so finishing UFOs is a focus for her!

Emily @ The Darling Dogwood   been very busy.  Along with her wonderful Island Batik challenges, she’s made several donation quilts and has worked on other projects as well! Enjoy scrolling through her posts!

Deana @ Dream Worthy Quilts has a goal tracker on the right side bar. I don’t think it’s been updated recently.   She was at a family retreat in August and I think the whole family was quilting and sewing – what a lot of fun!

Elizabeth @ Applique and … has been working on various projects, but I’m not sure if they are new starts or UFOs.  I’m sure she’ll update us soon!

Sharon @ Adventures in Fiber has not posted any quilty posts lately …

My Favourite Finish in October

Was my Island Batik “Top it Off” Table runner.  You can read about it HERE.


One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting! 


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13 thoughts on “PHD in 2019 – October Update

  1. Little by little I’m getting the bug to do something with my IB rayon. Your top is wonderful! Can’t wait to see how it looks on you. Promise to share that! Thanks for linking to Wednesday Wait Loss.

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  2. Love your table runner, those pumpkins are just so cute. Just two months left in the year and I’m pretty sure I’m not earning my PHD this year. Have you finished yours?

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    • Hi Kate!
      I saw your chart on the blog … it’s OK if you don’t get your PHD this year … there is always next year – right? 🙂
      No, I’m not finished my PHD … I still have one UFO and a ton of 2019 starts to finish!
      Hopefully, I’ll get them all done and get my own PHD! 🙂
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


    • Hi Denise,
      Last century, I worked in a fabric store and learned to sew rayon. The key was always to wash and dry it before cutting it out. That way after the garment is finished, it can be washed and dried with no problem! I love wearing rayon … cool in summer, warm in winter!
      Thanks for hosting Put your foot down!


  3. Hi Gail! Another beautiful top – both fabrics you used are just gorgeous. Such rich jewel tones on both of them. I received a package of goodies from you today! I’ll share all the details in a post next week, but didn’t want to wait to send a personal thank you. Thank you so very much! ~smile~ Roseanne

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