OMG, PhD in 2020 Update

Can it be that it is time to set another monthly goal? Honestly, I am so conflicted about what to do. I have 3 things to finish for this month, but don’t have my regular sewing machine. Two are in the shop at the same time – my primary machine in Maine is going in the shop tomorrow. My other machine went in last week. My new machine has no known arrival date. Can you see my frowny face? But, really I have no reason to from as I fortunately have this gem to work with!

I will finish my Garden hop blocks, and maybe add one of the others to my blocks. The one on the left is made with the Northcott Fabrics; the other is my test block. I have to admit, there are so many great flowers that the other designers made, I think I must add at least one, maybe two. Finally, that decision is made and I will finish my Garden Party blocks for the Show and Tell Day on the 13th for my OMG.

Meanwhile, I am working with a cousin on a quilt from a family treasure. More fabric was purchased and I hope to have blocks made by the end of November. I’d love to finish it for Christmas. This gives you an idea of some of the fabrics.

Continuing the family theme are two quilts for my niece and her newborn and stepdaughter. I just decided to make one for the stepdaughter, too, so it will be simple. Edith’s quilt is progressing, but I have to step it up! The white next to the background isn’t perfect, but I will find a way to fix it up!

And, last but not least, I hope to make one more block for this and make a wall hanging or table runner with the Paula Nadelstern workshop block. You can read more about that here. That would then finish project #10 for my PhD in 2020. So far, I have finished

Coming Up on the Blog:
Garden Party Show and Tell Day 10/13
#TTot22 – 10/22
TGIFF – 10/23
From the Heart Blog Hop – 10/28

Linking Up to:
Elm Street Quilts
PhD In 2020

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  1. Sue H
    October 8, 2020 / 6:33 AM

    Nice job on the Paula block. I took a class from her through my guild and my block didn’t turn out nearly as flat as yours! Love the kitty block!

  2. October 8, 2020 / 8:31 AM

    That Paula block is amazing. Bummer on the machines, though! I really need to get groceries today, but I’m leaning toward skipping it another day and working on the challenge quilt. I need to get going!

  3. Brenda @ Songbird Designs
    October 8, 2020 / 8:41 AM

    Wow, your Paula Nadelstern block is amazing!! I love her work but am too chicken to give it a try!! So sorry about your machines. If you were close I have a Pfaff Icon just sitting on my husband’s desk I would gladly let you use. I haven’t touched it since I got my new Solaris. I hope you get one out of the shop soon, or your new one comes in!! Oh, your other block is adorable too!

  4. October 8, 2020 / 11:33 AM

    Hi Kathleen! Wow, that’s quite a list. What a bummer and how annoying about your machines. I’m glad you have that little reliable Singer to fall back on. She looks like a gem in fabulous shape. Good luck with these goals! ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. October 8, 2020 / 3:58 PM

    Hi Kathleen!
    Looks like you’re doing fantastic with your PHD! The Paula block … oh wow … that’s all I can say … wow!!!
    Hopefully your machines are back from their spa or hospital visits soon!
    Happy Quilting! 🙂

  6. October 8, 2020 / 10:32 PM

    I had a class with Paula once, and haven’t returned to the project. Your block is stunning! Good luck with your goals this month!

  7. patty
    October 16, 2020 / 6:31 PM

    Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

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