Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Mid-Month PHD Progress

It's mid-month, so time to stop and reflect on the overall progress in the sewing room for the month.  I'm following along with Quilting Gail's PHD program for 2020.  

I'm not doing so well if you look at my stats for the year so far. 

Only two finishes, but thankfully only one new start.  So I've at least reduced the overall project total by one. Though it doesn't show up on the stat list, there has been some really good progress this year in addition to the two finishes. 

Mosaic Mystery is back from the talented Trudy, so it's ready for binding. 

Mosaic Mystery Quilt from Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs

I've got the label design all worked out. So there's a good chance the end of the month report will have one new finish on it. 

There's been good progress on Storm at Sea this month. 

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

It just needs the last dark blue border stitched on and it will be a finished flimsy.  So I'm hopeful of having another finish by the end of next month.  

Frolic has been up on the big design since November of last year.  

Frolic, 2019 Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt

All the blocks are made and the quilt is mostly assembled.  Just a few more sashing strips to stitch together before tackling the final assembly.  It will still need borders, but I'm not doing the fully pieced borders Bonnie designed. So fingers crossed that this project is ready to go out for quilting by the end of next month.  

There has been progress on the one new project for 2020. 

2020 Bonnie Hunter Sew-In-Place Quilt Along

Unity Step 3 is in the works. But those tiny flying geese needed for the star blocks are going to take some time.  The good thing is I can decide not to do all the rounds and stop where ever. The current plan is to finish the twin sized version, but I may do a few substitutions here and there.  

If I can stay on track there will be 3 more finishes over the next 3 months.  So  a very good chance there will be at least 5 finishes this year. That's better than last year, so I'm pretty happy with how the quilty year has gone so far.  


Barbara said...

Three finishes in three months would be impressive. It’s all looking good. I’m waiting for the big reveal of Mosaic Mystery. Love the quilting.

Susie H said...

I'm going to be happy with 5 finishes also. I'll be thrilled if there's more! Still loving the colors you used on your Unity quilt!

SandyPA said...

Kate, I'm in the same situation with PHD progress. Progress has been made on the selected projects, but few are actually finished. So celebrate what you have accomplished - and realize a PHD usually takes more than one year to earn! Sandy at

Emily said...

I think you're in a great place! Multiple quilts almost to the finish line!

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Oh my, that Frolic!!! Great job! Keep it moving forward. That is a huge accomplishment. Only the binding left on MM--almost there!!! And another BH quilt--wow! Check out my blog this coming Monday morning to see 2 Unity quilt finishes, including how I moved my Unity quilt UFO to the finish line.

Frédérique - Quilting Patchwork Appliqué said...

Great progress on all your projects! These Frolic, and Mosaic quilts are gorgeous!