Wednesday, March 3, 2021

PHD in 2021: February Progress

The plan for 2021 was to focus on finishing quilts.  Playing along with Quilting Gail's PHD in 2021 is supposed to help me keep on track and focus on those finishes. 

If you look at my chart for this year, I've done really well on the not starting anything new.  But the other side is still looking pretty anemic, no finishes at the end of February.  

No finish, but there has been visible progress on my four focus projects highlighted in blue. 

Red, White and Blue Stars was sent out for quilting in the middle of January and came back the last half of February.  Hand stitching down the binding is in progress.  I just finished corner two last night.  So there will definitely be a finish for March.  

Unity is my current leader and enders project, so it's not moving along really quickly. Still there was pretty good progress last month.  One border is on and the second is over half finished. I should get the second border finished and a good start on the third by the end of this month. 

All of Morewood's block A were finished in January. But I didn't fare as well in February with block B. This mystery quilt should be ready for borders by the end of the month. At least that's the current plan. 

Grassy Creek was the focus project for February, so it saw the most progress.  February ended with just one border strip added.  I'm hoping this project is ready be sent out for quilting by the end of the month. 

So no finishes yet, but lots of progress.  My goal for 2021 is to finish 8 quilts this year. Fingers crossed these four are finishes by the end of June which would get me half way there.  

Linking up with Quilting Gail for the February PHD Progress Report


Sara said...

The before and after photos really show your progress. Good job! After spending 3 days at a retreat, I haven't sewn at all since I got home. But I did do some fabric purchasing yesterday. I picked up 2 background fabrics and some fat quarters.

Barbara said...

Clearly, you’re making a lot of progress. You’ll have some finishes very soon.


You are moving steadily along on several pretty projects--and that has to feel good and you finished another one already this year--you are on ' fire' girl!!!!
so have you watched any races yet this season--??? the big 8 haven't won yet--not even very close to winning--so they better watch out!!!
luv, di

piecefulwendy said...

You are working on some large projects with many pieces, so making progress is a win! Yay for almost being done with Grassy Creek!

Sandra Walker said...

I think that with working full-time, you're doing very well! Thanks for the reminder to include my PHD update in my post that I had finished (apparently not) and scheduled for tomorrow!

Sharon Kwilter said...

I really like that Grassy Creek quilt. I'm going to have to go look for that one. =)

AnnieO said...

I like your side by side photos—what a glow of satisfaction you should have with all that stitching time!

dq said...

Before and after shots! Fantastic idea! It will help you see that you are moving along nicely!

Jennifer said...

Great progress on all four focus projects - nice job!

Susie H said...

Fabulous job! Your progress is phenomenal. I like how you're taking the pictures of your progress from month to month. Good for you!!