Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Earning my PHD

I have taken our Guild's PHD challenge.  PHD stands for Projects Half Done.  I am ashamed to say that I have many of them in my sewing room.  This challenge is a way of completing some of these projects.  I have picked 4 to work on over the next few months.  They have to be completed by the end of May, and must be quilted, have the binding attached and a label if the project is a quilt.  Smaller projects like pillows and wall hangings don't need a label. If I cannot finish any one of them, I will have to pay $5.00 to the woman's shelter our guild supports.  That\s a win/win situation.  Don't you agree?  Even if I can't finish the projects, the women's shelter will still benefit.

So here are the projects I have chosen to finish.

First is the Super Heroes quilt I started to make for my son last year.  I wanted him to use it on his bed, but he wanted to hang it on a wall.  I lost all interest in finishing it when I learned that.  But he recently purchased a brand new house.  It is still being built as I write this.  By Christmas it should be finished so that he can move in.  I want to finish this quilt for Christmas.  There is not too much left to do.  It is very large, so I will send it out to be quilted.


My second PHD project is the Maple Leaf quilt I started last year.  I still have a lot to do on this one, but I really like it and I want to get it done.



This is my third project.  It is a Trip Around the World that I started several years ago.  I really love this quilt, but I guess I got tired of making the strata for this one.  This one will also be sent out for quilting when it is finished.  I think it will be a Queen size quilt.




The fourth project is a cross quilt that I started at least 3 or 4 years ago.  It used a lot of fabric that other quilters gave me.  I have no idea how big I will make this one.  I only know that I want to get it done.



I signed these quilts up for the PHG challenge last night at our last Guild meeting for this year.  I was kind of distracted and I totally forgot about William's Jungle Quilt that I have been working on lately. Since DD has been staying at my house, I have not had much time to finish this one.  But it has to go into William's room when they go home.  And that will probably be soon.  So I am, unofficially, adding this one to my PHD list too.  I am going to love working to finish this one.


Wish me luck.  I think I am going to need it!


6 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

Thinking about finishing projects (Procrastination) takes more time than the actual finishing most of the time. I have a bunch that I should put on a list too. Good luck and I think you will breeze through this batch.

Dolores said...

That's quite a lot of work. I hope you make it. I'd love to see William's quilt finished.

Wacky Woman said...

We have a similar challenge at my guild; but, we have to have the first one in at the January meeting and I won't be back until mid February. Sigh...

KaHolly said...

A great challenge! I love all of your UFO choices, esp. the maple leaf quilt. Good luck reaching your goal, but if you don't quite make it, it's a win-win situation!!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Such a sweet lion.

W. Latane Barton said...

What a nice way to get some projects done. I love the maple leaf the best but that is just me. Hetty, do you think I will ever finish my PHDs. I am just not motivated these days. Maybe yes, maybe no. We'll see.