Thursday, 30 June 2011

PhD Report

two more down!

I certainly will not be hitting my lofty idea of getting nine done by June 30th,
(see sidebar for more details)
but I have been able to get 7 completed and about 3/4s of the 8th one done (still working on binding!)
This is a strips & curves pattern that has been sitting in my stack needing to be finished for a long time.  So this was a great push to get ‘er done.
Not impressed with my machine quilting on this one except for when I got to the borders I tried this new little design I found.  Little snowflakey, star type creations that work great with the loopy meander.
This will more than likely end up as a cat blanket . . . not really proud of this one . . . but it is done.
Here is another one that I’m not proud of.  It was supposed to be a Christmas tree skirt but ended up looking more like a watermelon!!!
Also not really happy with the machine quilting I did on this one either – I think I better stick with what I know!
The binding is interesting though . . . learned how to machine stitch the binding down.  Still need some practice – I’m only showing you the part that actually worked.  Maybe if I had practiced on a straight edge quilt instead of a curved one might have made a difference.  Oh, well . . . have to learn these things somewhere, right?
Ugly quilt!!!
The 8th PhD has about half of the border sewn down (machine sewn again) and I’m not sure if I’ll get it done before midnight tonight or not.  Off to help serve supper to sandbaggers tonight so not sure how long I’ll be away doing that and how I’ll feel when I get back.
Either way I feel pretty darn good to get almost 8 PhDs done – that poor 9th one hasn’t gone any further than being pulled out so far.  It will be on top for the next go round . . .
Have a great weekend everyone!


Joanne said...

Congratulations on getting so many PhD's finished!
I think your quilt, and especially your tree skirt are beautiful - it will really enhance a decorated tree.

Cathy said...

Congrats on so many finishes. Everything is so beautiful. Hugs

Jennifer said...

Finished is a good feeling! Recently I tried machine-stitching a binding - I took it slowly and carefully, and it turned out better than I could have hoped. As I haven't had great success with that technique in the past I was pleased. It's just one of those things that the more you do, the better you become at it.

Myra said...

Wonderful finishes Marlene!! You've done really well with your committed PhDs!! 8-)

LesQuilts said...

I think the spiral tree skirt is lovely! I think you were looking at it too long! Or maybe it is one of those designs you have to see from afar to get the overall design and colour flow!
Congratulations on getting so many finished!
Take care, Leslie