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I have joined Myra’s PhD challenge (Project half done). I’m hoping it will be the motivation I need to finish a few things. Like my project improve. I made the blocks and pieced them together lickity split. I started losing steam with the vine and about the time I was halfway through putting on the yo yos it was all gone. But I hoping to get back on track. I’m also hoping that it’s the push I need to get a border on this fun little thing and get it quilted so some little girl can enjoy it.

Next there is this scrappy number that just needs a border Shari has convinced me that I should add a pieced border. For a while that was a roadblock but I have come up with a solution and hope to be getting it done soon.

This was an experiment that although I’m not to pleased with DD loves. Just need to sandwich quilt and bind it so she can wrap her baby doll in it.

These scrappy blocks will be come a wonderful star quilt when I finally get around to putting the points on them.

And finally these fun blocks from Nanette’sChristmas cottage exchange. I sure would be fun to have a new Christmas quilt next Christmas.

I you would like to join in Myra’s PhD challenge click the button on my side bar and sign up. I promise to cheer you on. Let’s make 2010 a great year for finishes!


  • Brenda says:

    all fun projects. good luck. I'm doing my PhD too!

  • Mikol says:

    Good Luck with your PhD. I love all your tops and those blocks are super cute.

  • Paula says:

    You've got lots of great projects there! Can't wait to see the progress!!!

  • Needled Mom says:

    What a great idea! I love "PhD" for the title. It is so perfect! I can't wait to check back and see how the go.

  • Connie says:

    Love all of your project very pretty and the quilt that is on the blog is beautiful! Connie….from grannyssewingroom

  • hetty says:

    Good luck with the PhD! All of those projects look like fun!

  • Julia says:

    Good Luck with your PhD. I love all your tops and so close to being finished, Em.

    For a moment, I'm thinking you are all studying something for a PhD…now that sounds better than UFO's!

    Julia ♥

  • Trisha says:

    What a cute name for a UFO challenge. You have some great half done projects. I really want to finish my Cottage quilt too this year. Preferably way before the Christmas season.

  • 2miracles/Tove says:

    I love you Phd's. Cant wait to see the completed. i have my share of PHD"S that for sure. There on my new years gones for my sewing.

  • *karendianne. says:

    You know what? This is fun post! I may come back again because I'm completely enthralled with what I think is a hidden project (at least from my eyes) so I feel like I'm having a big huge treat! It's the "vines" – it's the "yo yo's" – I'm having a moment of delight and remembering why it is that I enjoy blogging. Kinda cool.

  • Anita says:

    Em, you've been really busy with all your blocks and quilts. They look lovely and are very colourful. Kind regards, Anita.

  • Myra says:

    Oh Em! I look forward to watching you work on and completing these PhDs! Woohoo! You to girl! 😎
    It will be fun to see how many, combined, we will all have done by June 30th… 😎
    Happy stitchings!

  • DeeDee says:

    I really love the one with the girls on it. Beautiful work!

  • Joyce says:

    You are going to be busy! They are all beautiful. Nice to see the green grass behind the second one…

  • Connie says:

    Thanks for your comment, All of the kiddo are here now , the ages are 2-3-6-9-9-10-and they are all so different! Enjoy yous day. HAPPY QUILTING!

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi Em, enjoy PHD…looking forward to seeing some finishes…Warm Regards Lyn

  • Teresa says:

    Got caught up on reading through your blog today. I have seen several people with the tuffets and they are indeed very cute. I would sign right up for you BFF swap, but I made a vow this year – no swaps until I finish up my on-going stuff! I love each of the quilts you show that you want to finish up – I will be sending positive thoughts your way to get them done.

  • Browndirtcottage says:

    Wow Em…these are ALL great projects…they look so close to being finished already….HA…a
    quilt is never really finished is it?? I look forward to seeing these all done up!!

  • Nanette Merrill says:

    You've got some lovely things there. It will be fun to see them all done. Can't wait to see what you do with the cottages.

  • QuiltedSimple says:

    what lovely projects – they will be so nice when you get them done! Have a great day

  • FabricandFlowers says:

    Congrats on finishing a PhD! I'm getting close to finishing. The challenge gives me a little incentive to finish one thing before starting 3 more.

  • Anne says:

    Just discovered your blog. I have similar goals – don't we all, lol. Love your projects and may your PhD's reduce and the completion pile increase.

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