July PHD Update

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 #6: Make a throw with my “Diamond Star” blocks
Diamond Star Blocks by Sharon @ Ms P Designs USA

I’ve made 4 more blocks, for a total of 22. According to my current plan, I’ll need 63 pieced blocks to make the quilt top. I have a feeling that this project is going to extend into 2021, if I continue at my current rate. I’m OK with that idea, and I’m enjoying the process. So I’ll keep on stitching. . .

Project #7: Make a wall hanging from one of these patterns
More Patterns

I found some snow! Well, actually, I purchased fabric that I can use to create the snowdrifts for my “Guiding Light” wall quilt. So the applique pieces are all cut out and I’ve started putting them together in anticipation of finding the gray batik that I need to create the sky background for the quilt. No photo today; there’s not much to show except a receipt from the quilt shop.

Project #10: Scrappy Goose Trails Quilt, AKA “Corona Star”

I chose to finish “Corona Star” as my “One Monthly Goal” for July. The quilting is complete and the binding is done too! Here’s a picture of the finished quilt. My next task for this project is to create the pattern to offer in Ms P’s Pattern Shop, in anticipation of a September release!

Corona Star by Ms P Designs USA
New Projects:
Scrappy Christmas Quilts-

My Christmas scrap fabric projects are progressing well, with three quilt tops ready for quilting. Here’s a photo! The quilt in the middle may still get a border; I haven’t decided yet. I still have a significant stash of Christmas scraps, but I think that the three new quilt tops will be sufficient for this year’s Christmas gift list so I’m going to set the rest of my scraps aside for now.

Back to School “Wardrobe”

I’ll be heading back to school on August 14 (unless it is rescheduled, again), so I made a few new masks for my back-to-school “wardrobe”. I stitched up a couple of extra masks for my husband and my teaching team at school. No boring black masks for me!

Here’s my updated spreadsheet for 2020:

And here’s my PHD Tally sheet, which shows that I’ve finished 12 projects from the list. Don’t worry though; I will keep sharing my progress on the last two items here, along with my new endeavors.

Happy quilting,


Linking up to Quilting Gail!

2 thoughts on “July PHD Update

  1. Great job! Look at you go! Corona Stars looks fun and way to get ahead with the Christmas quilts. I look forward to seeing all your shares.

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