PHD in 2020: August 1 Report

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Did July just fly by?  I almost feel like I’ve missed this month.  But no, I’ve been here, sewing and quilting away … but it feels like the month flew by SEW fast!  I don’t often feel that way, but this month, I do!

And yet, when I look back on the month – a LOT of things have happened!

I think that the highlight of my month was receiving the Island Batik boxes.  Oh – yes, it is a highlight for every single ambassador and we all LOVE it!  Seriously!!!  You can see my Unboxing post HERE.

UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_38d6Then there were the 2 “Christmas in July” posts.  There was the Island Batik one where we were challenged to use the awesome Accuquilt Go!me fabric cutting machine, make a quilt, or ??  and gift it and the Go!me to a new quilter  It was fun!  You can read more about that post HERE.

The other Christmas in July was a blog hop – with a TON of eye candy and lots of inspiration for your quilting mojo!  That post is HERE.

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I did finish 2 UFOs this month!  WhooHoo!!!  And have 4 more to finish by the end of the year.  I should be able to manage that!

The first UFO that I finished was Summer Solstice.  It is a Judy Niemeyer paper pieced pattern that seemed to take ages to do.  Well, I guess 4 years is close to “ages” – right?

You can read more about this finish HERE.


The other UFO finish actually turned into be 2 quilts … but they both got done! You can read about them HERE and HERE.


Starts in 2020

I had 5 new starts in July.

The tumbler quilt is now quilted and just waiting for binding! Sew close to a finish!JShsBo8cT0KKmmxeR4gemA_thumb_38a3

I did start my December Island Batik challenge while waiting for my boxes to arrive.  But that has been put on the back burner for now … And since it’s a secret, I’m not going to show you any pictures! You’ll just have to wait for December!

I started this blue Carpenter’s Wheel … and the blocks are all done.  It just needs to be webbed together!


My July Island Batik challenge was started AND finished …  that was the first Christmas in July post! (See above)

And the August Island Batik challenge has been started.  I am using the Studio 180 “Four Patch Square Up” ruler and a Fat Quarter bundle of Mesa Verde.  I’m liking how the squares are coming out perfect!!!  And, if you know me – that’s highly unusual!  I more of a “fudge” it quilter than a perfect quilter!

How are you doing?

… with your UFOs and your PHD in 2020 progress? Here’s the linky party to show us!

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Favourite Finish of the Month!

This is difficult … again … I like both Summer Solstice and the Island Batik Christmas in July … It’s hard, so hard to choose!

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!   


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21 thoughts on “PHD in 2020: August 1 Report

  1. Great job, Gail! I too enjoyed your Christmas in July projects. Only 4 more finishes? Maybe I should throw a few of my PHD projects over your way! Lol!

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    • Hi Sue … Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed the Christmas projects!
      You made me laugh!!! Nope, I don’t need your UFOs … I still have a ton more to go after I finish the ones on my list!!!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


  2. No wonder it flew by you’ve done so much this month! So many gorgeous finishes it’s hard to choose just one but Judy Niemeyer’s wins my heart. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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    • Thanks, Jennifer! It’s sometimes hard to choose … because each one becomes a favourite a sometime in it’s journey!
      Thanks for hosting Wednesday Wait Loss! 🙂


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  4. Your Summer Solstice quilt is so completely beautiful…there are not words. I love your color choices and placement. It is truly a work of art.
    I started a Crazy Quilt and was thinking about using black sashing. Your second (and third?) finish confirmed my choice. It’s lovely!
    I like the July project as well. Kudos on your color placement/choices. It’s very inspiring!

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  5. Your Judy Niemeyer, “Summer Solstice” is lovely. Did you chose the colors or purchase a kit? I have so many of her patterns, I could open a store. One day……

    And I agree. Where did July go? And does anybody know what day it is?

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    • Hi Whiskers!
      My husband & I picked out the fabrics … he’s really really good with colours and it always seems to work … I did draw it out and plan what we needed for the quilt … I do like what we picked!
      And no, I have no idea what day it is … except that it is today! 🙂
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


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