PHD in 2018 – July Report

My July finishes

 

 

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Moving right along with finishing!

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The little quilt in the 2nd picture was made with left-overs from the quilt on the right.  The one on the right was finished in January.  You can see a close-up of the quilting HERE.

The “Left-over” quilt has not been washed yet – so it’s not a wrinkly and cozy.  It’s 45″ x 45″.  The backing and black border were also left-overs from another quilt. I did not have enough fabric to bind it in one colour. SEW, I used both green and red fabric to bind it.

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I’m mudding the waters.

Yup, I am.  In my last post (HERE),  I said that I had 2 finishes.  That is still correct.  But, I attributed both finishes to my UFO list.  That is incorrect.  One (Square Dance) was started this year and the other (Kangaroo) was a UFO.  Now to achieve my PHD in 2018, I did need to finish Square Dance, but Kangaroo was an option out of all my UFOs.  All of this to say, I have 9 UFO’s to finish for my PHD in 2018.  SEW … hopefully the muddy water’s are clear again!   Image result for smiley face clip art free

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  1. Fireburst: this a mystery from “Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland.”  I thought I was done the step for this month (the flying geese), but when I went to her blog to get the URL, I realized that it said “Flying Geese and Square in a Square.”  Guess I’ll have to make the square in a square – right?

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2 July finishes!!

That’s correct!  I’ve got 2 finishes!  That leaves me with 8 UFOs and 2 new projects to finish before the end of the year for PHD in 2018!

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This Kangaroo quilt is done, done, done.  The label is on and it’s ready to be gifted!  There is pinky minky on the back.  Last week I talked about how easy it was to quilt.  And, I mentioned that I did not like the mess it made when it was trimmed.  When I was putting the binding on, I also found another dislike: it’s HOT!!!  It’ll be nice and cuddly in the winter.  If it wasn’t going to be gifted soon, then I would have put it aside until it was cooler!

Edit:  This quilt was a panel, contrary to some beliefs, I did NOT appliqué it.  Just added the borders onto the panel!

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Playing with Embroidery

I have an embroidery machine.  It’s OLD and the hoops are small.  At work, I was told that I needed to learn to use the embroidery machine.  A big one.  It’s nice.  But I don’t have it at home.  I can work my way around it and have designed several things, using the designs that are build in.

But I wanted to try appliqué in the hoop, on my machine.  There is a real cute pattern at Sweet Pea, an Australian company.  It’s a free pattern. “Learn in the Hoop.”

 

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10 Reasons my UFOs languish …

First … no finishes, but almost!  This is the quilt I talk about below … the one with minky on the back.  At first, I wasn’t going to use batting, but later decided to put some in.  I’m glad I did … it made the animals a bit puffy.  Which is nice!

A friend of mine, Donna, told me to make sure it was well adhered.  Sew, I did. And I pinned it in about a dozen places.  It was easy to quilt: moved easily around and I liked the affect on the back!  The only thing I did not like was the MESS when I trimmed the minky, I wish I had taken it outside to do.

AND the binding is ready to be put on …

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