April PHD Update

by | May 5, 2021 | 4 comments

Another month has rolled around and it’s time for an update on my PHD list.

I cannot believe April is over and here it is May 5th!! Yesterday was Star Wars Day – hope the 4th was with you in a good way! LOL SWD brought us flooding and a tornado warning. Thankfully it did not touch down that I have heard. The flooding was crazy. We live on a hill and didn’t have a problem but our daughter’s neighbor had water coming in their front door. And even today, our city schools are on a three-hour delay because of flooding of streets and parking lots. We’ve had some crazy weather, but such is spring in Alabama! I hope you all had a good first quarter (gads!!!) of 2021.

On to the update. I am pleased to have a couple of finishes on my list this month!

First up is the bowl cozies. I was thankful for the Stitchin’ in the Kitchen Blog Hop that nudged me to get this one completed! You can read that post here.

My other finish is a big one! This quilt sat on my design wall half done for over a year, but it is finally finished! You can read that post here. This is Star Flower Borealis. I had a lot of fun quilting this! I used free motion, rulers and ProStitcher.

The next three are part of ongoing monthly challenges!

2021 Monthly Color Challenge with Patterns by Jen
RSC21 April scrap challenge block with So Scrappy
April Table Scraps Challenge with The Joyful Quilter

Here are my updated lists. Umm, yes, I started another project – Pieces of the Santa Fe Trail. I’m ordering fabric for it now.

It was nice to be able to check off a couple of finishes this month! I’ll be linking up with Quilting Gail’s PHD in 2021 Update.

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  1. Susan

    Lovely work – I really like the birds and their house

  2. stitchinggrandma

    My favorite is the piece you did with the tree and the birdhouse. I will say it again, it is too cute to put on the table and would make a wonderful wall hanging. Not sewing this week, playing nursemaid to the hubby while he recovers from surgery a couple of days ago. Question – when is a UFO really a UFO? I have patterns/kits that I want to do, but they are still in the wrappers and on the shelf, not started, with no plan anytime soon. I consider them “big ideas”, and feel no particular guilt/urgency to work on them. For me, I feel like a UFO is something that has been cut out, and “started”, and will remain a UFO until the label goes on. I have a BUNCH like that! All stages, from blocks made to tops waiting on borders or quilting. I did get one finished this year so far, my Autumn Jubilee 2020.

  3. Gail Beam

    Hi Brenda, Your bowl cozy is awesome! The birdhouse panel is lovely, and I love how the leaves of the flowers extend onto the border. The star flower quilt is magnificent! Have a great week!

  4. mspdesignsusa

    Lovely finishes! I really love the star flower borealis; gorgeous!


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