Wednesday, October 6, 2021

PHD in 2021: September Progress

This year certainly hasn't gone to plan on the work or quilting fronts.  The calendar says it's October, just three months in the year to make good on those goals we set back in December.  I'm disappointed in the lack of progress this year, last year was so good for finishing projects. But life sometimes throws us curves, so I'm trying hard to remember that progress counts too.  So I'm going to celebrate the progress made with Quilting Gail's 2021 PHD quilt along.  

There are two updates to my 2021 PHD report. 

There's one new finish and one new start.  The new finish means I've finished 2 of the 3 quilts started in 2020.  The new start is Meadow Mist Designs Macaron Mystery. The last clue won't come out till March of 2022, so it that mystery will not be finished this year.  The goal was 8 finishes this year. That's probably not happening, but I'm hoping to get at least 2 more quilts to the finished line by the end of the year.  That's just doable.  

September was a better month on working in stitching time than August was, which was better than July. 

Morewood (Meadow Mist Designs 2020 Mystery quilt) is a finished quilt.  

I haven't had a chance to get a shot of the whole quilt yet, that will probably happen this weekend.  

Cabins and Fans (self designed) just needs the borders added to be a finished quilt top. 

There's been progress since the end of September, just 2 border strips need to be cut and sewn on then this project will be a finished quilt top.  It's my October OMG to get the top finished and to make the backing.  

Unity (Bonnie Hunter 2020 Quilt Along) is still moving slowly, but step 7 is almost complete.

Just one more block is needed to finish the last border in step 7.  I've already started making the flying geese needed for the next step as my leaders and enders.  I don't think Unity is going to be finished this year, but it will be close.  

Scrappy Butterflies (self designed) has a few more alternate blocks finished. 

In an effort to make more progress on other projects, there wasn't as much effort put into the alternate blocks, but there was some progress last month. It should come back into the rotation once the borders are on Cabins and Fans.  I'm hoping this is a finished quilt top by the end of the year.  

Macaron Mystery has just gotten started and I'm already behind. 

 I have less than half of the HST blocks made for step 3 and step 4 comes out tomorrow.  Hopefully I'll have time to play catch up later this month. This is my first new project since November of last year, so I'm going to enjoy playing with something completely new and not worry too much at this point about being caught up or not.

A finish, a start, and progress on other fronts. September wasn't so bad.  I have hope there will be good progress in October.  


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

sometimes I think because we all have so many quilts going at once is why we do not see the progress we want to see but so few of us work on just one quilt at a time. This year I was going to try to work on only a couple at once and that failed and I have been working on 4 at least and always one on the frame

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

I like seeing all of your projects - and I am so impressed that you can keep track of them.


Well--I think you have had a good year so far in quilting--and even in finishes--you need to remember that all your quilts are large quilts and they take more time--
I love every quilt you make--you do so well with the colors--so be good to yourself--you have earned it!
hugs, di

Katie Z. said...

I know you’d love to have many more quilts finished, but it never ceases to amaze me that you get any sewing time with your crazy work obligations!

Frédérique - Quilting Patchwork Appliqué said...

I love your Cabins and Fans, very pretty pattern! Your butterflies are cute too ;)