Thursday, September 2, 2021

PHD in 2021: Better than July

August has become September, just 4 months left in 2021.  One of my goals for this year was to finish 8 quilts. I've been playing along with Quilting Gail's PHD in 2021 as one way of staying motivated to meet that goal.  

I'm not doing so hot on that goal or on my PHD. There was no change in the my  report between last month and this month. 

No new finishes, but no new starts either.  So that's a bright spot. There was progress on all of the active projects so that's another plus. 

Morewood finally got sent out for quilting. 

Trudy has finished the quilting and it will soon be on it's way back. The plan is to finish the binding before the end of the month. Fingers crossed next month's PHD report has one more finish on it.  

Cabins and Fans is almost assembled. 

The two halves got pinned together last night with the hope I've got some time tonight to sit down at the sewing machine and stitch that seam.  Then it will be on to the borders. I'm hoping to get the borders on by the end of the month.  That will be a challenge.  

With the Morewood Mystery off the active list in August, it was time to add a new UFO to the in progress list. 

Scrappy Butterflies was my Rainbow Scrap Challenge project in 2013.  So it's definitely time to get this project finished up.  The butterfly blocks are all framed and the Irish Chain blocks are started. Still a long way to go on this project, but at least it's moving again.  

Unity continues to be my leader and enders project. 

I'm more than half way done with the last border in step 7.  Hopefully I'll have moved on to step 8 by the end of the month.  

August was a better month than July. I'm hoping September is better than August. I have some vacation that needs to be used, so I'm hoping for some additional nothing but stitching days in the next few months.  

Linking up with Quilting Gail for the August PHD Report.


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

I think you are doing so well in your quilting goals - when a person works full time and gets to enjoy their creativity that is good!

Barbara said...

You’re going great guns. Lots of progress this month. I’m looking forward to seeing Morewood back from the quilter.

Sara said...

Definitely you made observable progress on everything - and without starting any new projects. That is discipline!

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

I'm glad to hear that August was better than July. Here's to a few nothing but sewing days and some vacation time!

Lyndsey said...

Great progress this month. I'm impressed there are no new starts. Unfortunately I' addicted to starting new projects before I've finished an old one.

AnnieO said...

You’re keeping up with multiple quilts pretty darn well, I’d say! I’m sure it has been hard to keep from starting any new projects—so much temptation everywhere you look :)

Julie in GA said...

You are making great progress on so many projects! I can't wait to see Morewood all finished. Are you doing her new mystery?