Tuesday, January 6, 2015

PhD or UFO?

This might seem a strange question with no sensible answer unless you are an avid crafter/sewist/quilter. In these creative circles PhD is an acronym for "Project half done", and UFO is an "Unfinished Object."

Postings of new quilt blocks have been completed for the Austen Family Album Quilt. There have been some further postings concerning how some people are finishing their projects. If you are interested you should visit Barbara Brackman's blog here. I still have several blocks to make.

The latest one I finished is this one: Block 29 "Lend and Borrow." Not overly horrible if you really pay attention.

I'm currently working on the block called " Lady of the Lake." It is quite similar, but made more difficult because two of my fabrics have the unfortunate tendency to grow a bit with sewing and pressing. So, when I tried to put it all together I found I couldn't and have needed to unsew two sections and repress, remeasure and square up. I haven't gotten back to the sewing machine.

I have a couple of friends who would say, just do it. Get 'er done. But I have always felt a need for a "want to" in times like these.

This is probably the watershed between Projects Half Done and those that remain Unfinished. I know in my heart that I need to continue and finish this project. On the other hand I cheer myself with the thought that I don't ever need to make another quilt.

Don't be shocked. I'm a garment sewist and this quilting gig was always an experiment.


  1. Take a tip from your British cousins: Have a cup of tea! & Come back to it later. You've done so well Georgia. Ganbatte ne :)

  2. Go for the " PhD", sounds so impressive, and I am astounded at your stickability to complete all these block, and give us the news and photos as each one is done. Lovely choice of colours in your previous ones, not so sure if I visited or left a comment, but the finished quilt will be so much admired by all. Hugs for the New Year, Jean.

  3. Well, you could sew them into a poncho....

    1. Julie, you know how I feel about Quilters' Clown Clothes.

  4. Thanks everyone, I will probably finish this one, just saying that I have not fallen in love with quilting.