PHD in 2021: June Report

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How are you doing with your PHD in 2021?

A couple of blog followers have commented on part of my weekly “To Do” list where I say “Do NOT be distracted by any SQUIRRELS.” And most of the time, I am not distracted by them!

Squirrels are those enticing projects that just want to be done NOW. You can read a blog post about them HERE.

So … how do I manage to (mostly) avoid squirrels? Well, as I wander through many different blogs, I get several new ideas, see new patterns, see cute quilts, and see tons of things I just want to do. I know that you all feel the same way!!! Right? The temptation is there!

I will take a screen shot, download the pattern, or something so I can remember the fantastic idea I saw. Then, I say to myself, “If I still am really wanting to do this in a few days (or a week), then I give myself permission to do so.” Well, usually it works. Usually. As you can see in my tally sheet, there is a LOT more “Starts in 2021” than my monthly Island Batik projects … but for the most part … they get done!

Another UFO was finished the other day! The town Table Topper. Once I fixed the mistake (see HERE) and finished quilting, it didn’t take long at all.

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My Favourite Quilt this month!

Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs hosts a Favourite Finish Monthly Link up.

Oh, it’s HARD to choose my favourite quilt for this month? Is it one of the two quilts I made as an Island Batik ambassador using Accuquilt dies? Or the Follow Your Own Path quilt?

It was hard to choose! I put all 3 into the “tiled” image and it made the one with red maple leafs the biggest … so I thought I’d let the program choose! But then I had 2nd thoughts … and decided that I’d go with the Follow Your Path Quilt … I wasn’t sure how it would turn out with the background and I was super pleased with the result … so that’s going to be my choice for this month! (You can read more about the quilts HERE and HERE.)

Mystery Quilt

The Summer 2021 Mystery Quilt has started! Fabric Requirements were posted on Saturday. (See HERE)

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting! 


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  1. I can see why it was a hard choice to pick a favorite. Find your Own Path is my favorite, those cool sorbet colors look so inviting as hot as it’s been. I like your method for avoiding squirrels. That’s been the hardest thing as I try to focus on finishing stuff and not starting stuff.

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    • Hi Kathy! Thanks for the confirmation on choosing Find your own path! The more I see it, the more I love it!
      Ah … yes … squirrels … that method seems to work for me … most of the time! 🙂


  2. You are so close to having completed your PHD for this year!! Great job! I’ve made progress with tasks slowly, but I’ll get there! LOL (I hope!!) I love all three of your finishes for this month.

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    • Thanks, Brenda!
      Yes, I’m approaching the finish line for UFOs for this year!! YEAH!!!
      Each little bit of progress is a step in the right direction … hang in there! 🙂


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  4. Hi Gail! Only one more finish on the UFO list for the year. I am 100% certain you will get that complete, and I really love how the cityscape runner turned out. I would have been hard pressed to pick a favorite between the three quilts, too. At first, I chose the red maple leaves but then I saw the FYOP. A hard choice for sure! ~smile~ Roseanne

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    • Hi Roseanne,
      I’m pretty confident on finishing one more UFO! It’s sandwiched and ready to go!
      It was a hard choice … and all 3 quilts have specific destinations in mind … that made it hard as well!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂

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