PHD in 2021: February Report

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How are you doing with your PHD in 2021. So far I have 4 UFOs completed, but I still feel like I’m cheating. Three were started in December and were easy finishes. All of these were made with wonderful Island Batik fabrics. The 4th was a panel, so that was also a quick finish.

I have started working on the Echo Lake T-shirt quilt. The T-shirts are cut and interfacing is on each piece. Now, to decide the layout and how to piece it together!

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Do You need Help?

A fellow candidate for PHD in 2021, Sheila from “So This is Kentucky” posted about using Trello. It’s free to start with and gives you a visual of what projects you have going. See Sheila’s post HERE. You may also find it helpful!

Rainbow Scrap Table Topper

February’s colour is Yellow. I made another coaster. Again, I used Island Batik fabrics. The yellow fabric is “butter” that is available year round. I’m not sure what the beige is (but it is Island Batik) and the green was in a stash buster bundle. The pattern is a free embroidery design from Kreative Kiwi – the Mother’s Day coaster. Obviously, I omitted the writing. On the rose, I used my yellow and oragne inktense pencils to add a little more colour.

A Book Review

The guild librarian, asked me to have a look at a new book they got in the library.

“The Big Book of Little Quilts” by Martindale.
This book is jam packed with a variety of small quilts.  They range from a fresh, modern look, to homespun and many can be scrappy or controlled scrappy. Some of the patterns are pieced, some are paper pieced, some have applique and some have hand embroidery.  There is something in this book that will appeal to you!  It is a book I will definitely take out from the library when I’m looking for something small and a little different. 


This month I had a DrEAMI project. DRop Everything And Make It. I will be linking to Sandra @ MMMQuilts. These little baskets were quick and easy to make! You can read more about them HERE.

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting! 


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    • Hi Marti,
      Thank you!
      The coaster was super easy! However, you do need an embroidery machine … the pattern was free from Kreative Kiwi and I just followed the directions! 🙂


  3. It would only count as cheating if you said you finished them when what you really did was throw them away. A finish is a finish. Be as generous with yourself as you are to the rest of us. Thank you for sharing. Your echo quilting takes that panel to an entirely different level.

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    • Thanks, Deanna! Well … the unfinished quilts that I put on the ‘free’ table at the guild meeting have never been counted as finished. But they have decreased my UFO numbers! 🙂


  4. Hi Gail! I don’t think finishing four UFOs by the end of February, regardless of when they were started (!), can be considered cheating. You GO girl. You are the leader of this whole project with others looking to your leadership, so you need to set a good example. Right?! Love your DrEAMi baskets. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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