Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Half a PHD Maybe?

It's a new month, one the end of which will mark the half way point in 2020.  Let's not jump there just yet.  It's probably much less depressing to back up a bit and review how well my PHD program is going.  

If you look at my PHD tracking, it doesn't look so hot. 

Only two finishes so far. On the other hand, just one new start. So I'm not adding to the UFO list and there was some really good progress in May. 

Mosaic Mystery is being quilted by the very talented Trudy. 

Mosaic Mystery Quilt from Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs

There's a good chance that this quilt will be bound and finished by the end of the month.  That would put me on track to finish half a PHD by the end of the year.

Storm at Sea was pulled off the to be finished pile to fill the now empty slot in active project list. 

 Storm at Sea: Paper Piecing Class by Carrie Randell (Quilter's Hideaway)

It just needs two more borders to be a finished flimsy.  The border strips have been cut for the next white border.  The plan is to get Storm at Sea to the finished flimsy stage by the end of June.  I've purchased a wide backing for this quilt, so I won't have to piece the back. But I do need to find that backing fabric. It's somewhere in the sewing room, I'm just not sure where.  

Frolic is still up on the big design wall. 

Frolic, 2019 Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt

The last block is in the assembly stages. I'll need to piece a few more sashing strips to finish assembly.  I'm not going to use Bonnie's border design as I don't have even half the number of HSTs needed for that layout.  But I've worked out a partially pieced border that uses the HSTs that are finished. That should put this project on track to be a finished flimsy by the end of July.

That puts me on track to have half a PHD completed by the end of July.  Can I finish another 6 quilts by December?  Not likely.  There are two more quilts on the list that just need borders and backings.  So those are likely to get done this year. That would put me at 8 finishes for the year, which would be a record for me.  

You can check out all the other PHD hopefuls over at Quilting Gail's end of the month link up.  


Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

I personally, think you are doing fine! I bet you will get to that UFO list in no time, and be surprised!

Barbara said...

I don’t know if you can finish six quilts by December, but you’ll have fewer quilts than you did in January. That’s a win in my book.

dq said...

My list is comparable to yours. I only have three done with one newfo for 2020. We will just keep plugging along anyway and enjoy life as we go.


I love each quilt you do--
and even more when they are totally finished--
cause I know that is your goal--
and you are on 'fire' this year-
and doing really well--
so be good to yourself!!
and remember--your quilts are 'large' quilts and so they
take far more time to do--
so be good to yourself--you will have a nice number of finishes this year--
luv, di

Quilting Gail said...

Yeah Kate!
I'm impressed that you have only ONE new start!!! Very impressed! It's often hard, very hard to resist all the new quilts, patterns, ideas etc that pop up!

And it looks like your Mosaic Mystery will soon be done! It's a beautiful quilt!

Best of luck with your other UFOs!
Happy Quilting! :-)

Susie H said...

You and I will be racing to the finish with half! Yay! Go, Us! Lol! I think however many PHDs get done is quite an accomplishment. Some projects have more to get them over the finish line than others and sometimes lie gets in the way. Whatever ... as long as we get a few done without the stress. See you next report! That Storm at Sea is beautiful!

Emily said...

I think you're doing great!!! 6 finishes in 6 (or even 7 or 8) months is outstanding!

Jennifer said...

I think you are coming along great! I will be cheering you along!