As 2017 comes to an end, I’m thinking over the past year. Lots of ups and downs – with a needle and thread. I want to thank all of YOU for visiting my blog, commenting and supporting me in my quilting endeavours. I’m looking forward to a fun year in 2018 as I, and others, work on completing their PHDs!
The list of participants in the PHD in 2018 challenge is at the top of my blog. Including me, there are 5 of us aiming for the certificate. You can see the details HERE. You have until January 10 to join and send me your list via instagram, Pinterest or Blog.
Here is the list:
- Terry, my cousin from Ontario, has 12 projects that she wants to work on this year. Her blog is Quilting a Legacy
- Roseanne, from “Home Sewn By US” has 12 projects that she wants to complete.
- Elizabeth, from “Appliqué and …. knitting, stitchery, genealogy, food” has 12 quilting projects she wants to finish!
- Kate from “Life in Pieces” has her list and is hoping to sew for 15 minutes a day on the month’s priority project.
- Me – and my tentative list is HERE.
Terry is working on a project and would like some advice. Visit her latest post and give your opinion. Here post is HERE.
In the last few days, I managed to get 2 quilts sandwiched. As you see below, my daughter’s dog “Fergie” decided that she wanted to help sandwich it.
This quilt was made from 2 packages of flannel fat quarters that I bought a LONG time ago at Craft Warehouse (?) near Portland, Oregon. I always planned to make a rag quilt with the fabric, but wasn’t impressed with the work it would take to cut the “rags”. Even with the Accuquilt – each block would have had to be done separately because of the heaviness of the flannel, Sew – the plan changed and this became a disappearing 4 patch. The backing is also flannel. I can’t wait until it’s finished! It should be nice and cozy.
This quilt is under the machine right now. It is primarily made with scraps from other people. It did nothing to reduce MY own scrap pile. In making this quilt, I realize that I don’t WANT any more scraps! But I must admit, it’s fun to sew with other peoples fabrics! It will take a bit of time to get this one quilted. I’m doing small feather wreaths in the white blocks and outlining the coloured blocks. Slow going!
The other day, I was almost caught up with “On Ringo Lake” and thought I had a week to finish Clue 6. But, to my surprise and likely everyone else’s – Clue 7 came out yesterday and Clue 8 came out today … Needless to say – I am not caught up! And, I suspect the final reveal will come out tomorrow. The picture on the left is the remaining Clue 6 to sew together. At the top of the picture is a few Clue 7. The picture on the right is the Clue 8 – the block … And I just noticed that the middle bottom block is upside down! Good thing it’s not sewn together yet!
Well, I’ve got a lot of sewing to do and absolutely nothing will be finished before the New Year rings in.
As of tomorrow, January 1, I’m starting off my Stash Report at “0”
Fabric Used this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 0 yards
Fabric Added this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 0 yards
Net Fabric used for 2017: 0 yards
PHD in 2018 // UFO tally
I have 57 UFOs … SEW – to get my PHD this year, I will complete 1/2 of the UFOs and finish all new projects that I start in 2018.
Total finished: 0
To see what other’s in the quilting world are working on – click on the following links:
- Sunday Stash @ quiltpaintcreate
- Oh Scrap @ Quilting is More Fun than Housework
- Peaceful Sunday @ Janda Bend Quilts
- WIPs on Wednesday @ Esther Quilt Blog
- Monday Making @ Love, Laugh, Quilt
- Design Wall Monday @ Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
- Moving it Forward Monday @ Em’s Scrapbag
- Main Crush Monday @ Cooking up Quilts
Happy Quilting in 2018!