Wednesday, September 30, 2020

September PHD in 2020 project report

 September was a bit of a chaotic month, but I'm proud to say that I did finish my UFO challenge for the ninth month in a row (for a total of 13 UFO's for the year so far!)  Seashell Beach was September's project.

I finished a project I started in August - which was a Halloween sample for the quilt shop:
I also worked on another UFO from a prior year (this doesn't count as starting a new project, right?)
Celtic Solstice just needs the borders and quilting:

I did start one new project - Reflections using a William's Garden Strip pack from Island Batik.  Naional Sew a Jelly Roll day got to me!

I also did more hand quiting on my third June Mini Madness quilt.  I think I'll add the binding and decide if I really want to quilt some more on it or not.

Dear Jane is coming along!  I just have 3 more triangles to sew and I'll have my second side done...I am working hard at keeping myself motivated on this one and not getting too sidetracked!  Oh - someone asked the block size on these, they are 4 1/2 inches finished.  The triangles are 5 x 8 inches.  
No quilt for Island Batik this month because our challenge was to make a bag from Patterns ByAnnie!  Mine was the Round Trip Duffle.  I'm packing it up for a weekend excursion and will let you know how I liked it for my trip next week :)
My lovely Mums are starting to fade already...but they sure made for a pretty picture!

Oh I also started the Sewcialites Quilt along, but don't have to worry about finishing that for my PHD in 2020 since this Quilt Along won't finish till next year!  But I love it, so will share it with you again.

So all in all a good month with lots of progress!  I'm starting to think about projects for next year, and feel like I've hit a good stride between finishing things that have been on the back burner and starting new things that excite me.  I think that, at least for me I need both.  I want to be accountable to finish what I start, but I also want to have fun and enjoy working on spur of the moment projects that challenge me.  Here's my updated chart for the month:

I can see that I still have a few new projects open, but Blue Skies technically is just a collection of fabric -  I would still like to make this one, but I'm not committed to actually starting it this year, so if I don't get it started in October I will be removing it from my list and putting the fabric back in my stash.

Thanks to Gail for making it fun to work on our UFO's and cross them off our lists.

Here's the link up for October, hope everyone else is doing well making progress!


Pamela Arbour said...

Wow! So much beautiful eye candy. You have been busy.

Susie H said...

You're doing a great job on your PHD projects. The added extras are so pretty. Love every Celtic Solstice I've seen so far and i see you're making the tiny Sewcialite blocks. Pretty!

Quilting Gail said...

Pamela, you are doing FANTASTIC with your PHD ... as long as you finish up those "new" projects ... you'll be dancing with your PHD in 2020!!! And ... working on Celtic Solstice from years ago is NOT a new project - that's definitely a UFO ...
Thanks for linking up to PHD in 2020!
Happy Quilting! :-)

Kate said...

Wow! You've done a great job on the PHD projects, congrats! Very fun bag and Seashell Beach is gorgeous! Happy stitching this month.