Saturday, October 3, 2020

Stitching Along

 I was definitely ready for Saturday to get here.  The plan is for a nothing but stitching day to celebrate the end of the work week and the beginning of October.  Just three months left in 2020. Though I will be glad to see the end of this year, there's not much time left to finish my 2020 PHD. 

There is an update to my tracking spreadsheet, but it's not a new check mark in the finished column.  

The Morewood Mystery quilt September clue had me cutting into the fabric to make last months blocks.  I count a quilt started once I cut the fabric, so it had to go onto the tracking sheet as a new start in 2020.


This mystery quilt is a planned start, it was part of my 2020 quilt plan.  This quilt along won't end till sometime in 2021, so not finishing this quilt doesn't count against my PHD progress this year

So one addition, but no check offs.  But there's been good progress in the last month, so there's hope for some finishes before the end of the year. 

Storm at Sea is back from being quilted.  Trudy as usual, did a wonderful job with it.  Now I need to make the binding and label, then get them attached to finish off quilt number 4 for the year.  This is my October One Monthly Goal

The Christmas Mystery quilt has been sent out for quilting.

It should be back ready for binding before the end of the month.  So it's possible there will be two new check marks in the finished column by November. 

A backing was pieced for Frolic.

The backing and quilt top need to be prepped for quilting. That should happen this month.  So fingers crossed that puts another check mark on the PHD tracking spreadsheet before the end of the year.  

Borders were finally selected and stitched on to the Daisy Chain Mystery Quilt. 

Daisy Chain Mystery
2019 Little Bunny Quilts Mystery
by Alison of Honey, Bunny & Doll Design

Next step is to search the stash for something to back it with. Not sure that will happen this month, but it's on the list.  

Progress on Unity has been slow. 

Unity, 2020 Bonnie Hunter Sew-In-Place Quilt Along


I'm still stitching HSTs and making Friendship Star blocks for step 4. 

September saw enough progress to add a new UFO to the "in progress" list.  

Red, White, and Blue stars is my oldest UFO.  The blocks have been made for a while, but I could never decide how to set them.  After a few new stash additions and photo mock ups, I finally ended up sticking with my original fabric choice.  Hopefully this project will be a finished quilt top by the end of the month.   

So no new check marks this month. But it's looking promising that there will be a few added between now and the end of the year.  Linking up with the Quilting Gail for the 2020 PHD Challenge.  


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

you must have a mathematical mind to keep spread sheets on your quilting! I don't even keep a list :)

Barbara said...

Well, you’ve accomplished a lot despite what those check marks say. I’m thinking you’ll get multiple check marks coming up pretty soon. I love the backing for frolic. Good choice. Also, I think you’re choice of the gold border was the right one for Daisy Chain. I would have gone with red, but I like the way the gold continues with the gold bars in the center of the quilt.

Susie H said...

Check marks. Schmeck marks. They don't mean a thing as long as there is progress made. Besides, there are a few quilts in line for finishing before 2020 ends. Good luck and see you next month!

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

Very exciting to have Storm at Sea back and ready for finishing. I hope you have a great weekend!

Quilting Gail said...

Hi Kate!
You might not think you're doing great with your PHD in 2020 ... but the ultimate goal is to get some UFOs done (which you've done) and to keep those New Starts down - which you've been amazingly good at! And you're right ... the Morewood mystery does go on the list - but it's impossible to finish in 2020 - so it's a new start that doesn't need to be finished this year ... but will need to be finished in 2021! :-)
Thanks for linking up your progress to PHD in 2020!
Happy Quilting! :-)

Sara said...

Looks like it was a very productive month for you. I just love that purple and blue together. Very dramatic colors.

Jennifer said...

Wow, you’ve made so much progress this year with so many nearing the finish line!

Bonnie said...

I suspect you will have several more finished quilts by the end of this year. (If your quilter can keep up with you!) And, today I've seen some new to me quilts. I too like the gold borders for Daisy Chain Mystery. Some day I'm going to update my spreadsheet on my UFOs. I do keep up with my batting pieces one although it seems to have gotten messed up even though I recently checked every scrap of batting about 2 or 3 months ago. Sigh. Hope you can find some quilting time this week.

Patty said...

Happy binding. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.