June PHD Update

Hi Quilting Friends,

School is out, and so one might think that I’d be on a roll with my PHD projects. However that isn’t the case this year, because Susan and I made a last-minute, 2-week trip to Montana on the day after school ended. Montana is beautiful in the summer, and we enjoyed spending time with our parents, visiting with other relatives, and hiking the local hills with our youngest brother.

Here are a few of the beautiful places that I got to visit during our trip!

Now that I’ve been to the mountains, I’m ready to get settled in for a hot summer of short weekend trips with my husband, much-delayed home improvement projects, daily exercise, and lots of quilty fun! Here’s what I’ve been doing recently.

Project #1: Make the “Southwest Critters” Quilt
SW Critters Fabric by Ms P Designs USA

My “One Monthly Goal” for July is to get this one done. I have it layered, basted, and ready to quilt. “Southwest Critters” quilt will be wrapped up, by the end of July.

Sneak Peek SW Critters by Ms P Designs USA
Project #7: Make a throw with my “Diamond Star” blocks
Diamond Star Blocks by Sharon @ Ms P Designs USA

I made six more blocks this month, for a total of 28 (out of 63 needed for my project). Yay! I knew that breaking down “make more blocks” into smaller steps would help with my progress.

New Projects

I’ve finished my six “Mariner’s Star” place mats. This was my “One Monthly Goal” for June, and here’s a photo before I finished stitching the binding down:

Mariner's Compass Place Mats by Ms P Designs USA
Mariner’s Star Place Mats

And I made a cute trivet to coordinate with my new place mats, using some leftover scraps:

Trivet by Sharon @ Ms P Designs USA
RSC 2021 Blocks

The color for June was PURPLE, and I made two PURPLE Sawtooth Star blocks:

And eight string blocks with my PURPLE scraps:

Here’s my task list spreadsheet:

And my UFO list for 2021:

Happy quilting,


Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal July Link-up

Quilting Gail’s June PHD Link-Up

2 thoughts on “June PHD Update

  1. You are coming right along! Only 4 to go! I completed some tasks this month, but not a complete finish. **Sigh** But a few tasks bring me closer to a finish, right?! The pics of Montana are beautiful. Glad you had a good trip! We keep our trips limited to a few days here and there, but hope to make it to the mountains for our anniversary in November. Have a great weekend. Happy 4th to you!

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