Just 31 days left in 2022. I'm really not ready for that. On the other hand, this year hasn't been so great on a number of fronts, so I'm looking forward to the new year in hopes it's a lot better. Since it is a new month, it's time to summarize my progress on earning my PHD and share over at Quilting Gail's. It's not a stellar report, but there has been some progress on all the active projects.
No new finishes, but one new start. The clues for both mystery quilts won't end till next year, so they don't have to be completed this year. I doubt there are any more finishes this year, but I'm going to try to move each project closer to that point.
Unity, the Bonnie Hunter Pandemic quilt along, is the closest to being finished.
The backing has been pressed and prepped for quilting. Now I just need to do the same for the quilt top. That means tying up the cutting table for a few days. I'm much more interested in actually sitting at the sewing machine the last few weeks, so it's been hard to get motivated on the clean up. I will get to that before the end of the month. It would be nice to start my 2023 PHD with a finish in January.
Macaron Mystery, the 2021 Meadow Mist Designs mystery, is now a finished quilt top.
The backing is proving to be difficult, I don't seem to have enough of any one fabric for the backing. So I'm back to deliberating between a pieced backing or buying backing fabric. I'm leaning heavily towards buying backing fabric, so that's probably what will happen.
My current leader and ender project is Bonnie Hunter's 2021 mystery quilt, Rhododendron.
All the "A" blocks are finished and one "B" block was finished last month. Just three more "B" blocks and quilt assembly can begin. I doubt I get that far this month, but at least it's progressing.
Clue 4 for this year's Meadow Mist Designs mystery, Melodic, will be out today.
Clues 1 and 2 are finished, and clue 3 is over halfway finished. Hopefully, I'll be caught up with all the clues by the time the January clue comes out.
Chilhowie is the newest Bonnie Hunter mystery.
I'm still working on the strip sets for the 4 and 9 patch units from last week's clue. I'm not going to be caught up when tomorrow's clue comes out. But that's usually how it goes with Bonnie's mysteries. I tend to stay perpetually behind. But that's OK, I really enjoy the process.
So 2022 will probably be one of my least successful years for the PHD program. Maybe that will motivate me to do better in 2023?