October PHD Update

Hi Quilting Friends,

I love October! My husband and I celebrated our 40th anniversary on October 2nd with a weekend getaway to Galveston. The weather was great, and we had a splendid time together. Here are a few photos from Galveston-

  • Galveston A by Sharon @ Ms P Designs USA
  • Galveston Beach by Sharon @ Ms P Designs USA
  • leasure Pier Galveston B October 2022
  • Beach Clouds by Sharon @ Ms P Designs USA

We also spent a weekend in San Antonio, visiting our younger son (Nathan), his girlfriend (Gaby), and our two adorable grand-doggers (Naomi and Ruth). We had a very nice trip and enjoyed meeting several of Gaby’s extended family at a pumpkin-carving party, hosted by her cousin. More memories for the memory bank.

I’ve found time to do some stitching on my PHD projects, so here’s my update for October. The PHD list is getting shorter, and that makes me happy because these months at the end of the year always seem to get much busier for me.

PHD in 2022 Project List

Project #12: Sticks and Stones Quilt
Sticks and Stones by Sharon @ Ms P Designs USA

My “One Monthly Goal” for November is to finish quilting and add the scrappy binding to “Sticks and Stones”. Time to wrap this one up. Ready, set, SEW!

Project #13: Wedge Ruler Project
  • Nine Degree Wedge Ruler WIP by Sharon @ Ms P Designs USA
  • Nine Degree Wedge Quilt by Sharon @ Ms P Designs USA

My “One Monthly Goal” for October was to keep working on my wedge ruler project, and it is all done now. (Woot! Woot!) You can read more about the finish on my “Ta-Done” post.

Nine Degree Wedge Quilt by Sharon @ Ms P Designs USA

New Projects

I teased you with my project for the “Gremlins, Ghouls, and Goblins” blog hop last month. I made this fun pair of place mats, using our “Wonky Square in Square” block in the center.

I’ve tried to avoid chasing squirrels, but one snuck up behind me and then it chittered at me until I couldn’t ignore it any longer. Actually, I’m pretty pumped about this new project, and it will give me something to shop for when Susan and I attend the “International Quilt Festival” later this week. (Well, I intend to shop for fabric for this project AND for my new sewing machine! Yes, I’m ready to flip the switch on a fancy new sewing machine.)

I started playing with graph paper and our “Fireworks” block, modifying it to make a new Christmas quilt design that I’ll call “Celebrations”. It will be the featured project on December 12 for our “12 Days of Christmas” blog series (see information below), finished or not (LOL). No photo, and no addition to the “Starts in 2022”, because this exists only in my mind. Here’s a “Fireworks” block to tease just a little-

Fireworks Block by Ms P Designs USA

Ongoing Projects

The #RSC2022 color for October was LIME GREEN. I made a LIME GREEN Sawtooth Star block and ten LIME GREEN Carolina Chain blocks during October.

Sawtooth Star
October Sawtooth Star by Sharon @ Ms P Designs USA
Carolina Chain
October Carolina Chain by Sharon @ Ms P Designs USA

Progress Tracking

Here’s my updated task list, with only a few more unshaded cells:


Here’s my UFO list for PHD in 2022:

October PHD Tally by Sharon @ Ms P Designs USA

Happy quilting,


Coming in December!
2022 12 Days of Christmas by Ms P Designs USA

4 thoughts on “October PHD Update

  1. You are almost there, Sharon!! I love that Sticks and Stones quilt – so cute! Happy anniversary! I’m glad you had a wonderful trip. We celebrate our 45th on the 10th and will be heading to the Great Smoky Mountains the weekend after. We haven’t been in a few years and I’m so looking forward to it!! Have a great month!

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