Mid-April PHD Progress

Hi Quilting Friends,

One of my personal goals for 2020 is to participate in the online quilting community, and so I’ve chosen to work on my PHD in 2020 with Gail at QuiltingGail!

Here’s what I’ve been working on since my last update!

Project #2: Make something with these spare HST squares

Finished! I made four coasters and two zipper bags with the blue & gold HST squares. I’m using the bags, which are about 12″ by 12″, to store works in progress between sewing sessions. I still have two “orphan” blocks that I’ve decided to set aside for now. They’ll eventually make their way into an orphan block quilt, when I have enough blocks to make one. Here’s a picture of my coasters & bags:

Blue and Gold Pouches and Coasters by Sharon @ Ms P Designs USA
Projects #5: Make something with these tools
Rulers and foundations

I’ve started making my “Perfect Pineapples” blocks. The foundation paper makes it sew easy to get perfect points on the pretty pineapples! I’ll make either 9 or 16 identical blocks for my wall hanging, and then I’ll frame it with another border. Here’s a photo of one finished block:

Pineapple Block by Sharon @ Ms P Designs USA
Project #11: Wonky Halloween Sampler Quilt

I’ve stitched up all nine of the wonky blocks for my sampler quilt. I used fabric from Ms P’s Halloween fabric stash, which includes lots of variety. My “One Monthly Goal” for April was to stitch these blocks. The blocks will be the foundation of our new Halloween quilt pattern, so I won’t show all of them quite yet. Here are some of the block pictures:

Here’s my updated spreadsheet for 2020; I like how it is changing from plain white to lots of colored cells as I keep making progress!

Mid April by Sharon @ Ms P Designs USA

Happy quilting,


And here’s me, linking up to the PHD linky party at QuiltingGail!

And for April’s OMG: Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal – April Finish Link-up

4 thoughts on “Mid-April PHD Progress

  1. Really loving that Wonky Halloween Sampler quilt. You did a great job fussy-cutting some of those centers! Sounds like you’re making pretty good progress on your PHD!


    1. Thanks Sue! It was fun choosing the fabrics for the blocks. It amazes me how much I can do with just a few extra minutes of stitching each day. Happy quilting!


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