PhD #1: The Scrappy Star. This project is at least ten years old. It's now gone through two major moves. In my defense, this quilt is hand-pieced and the blocks and the inner checked border will be hand-quilted. In the interest of having this one finally done, I'm going against my obsessive-compulsive nature and will FMQ the last two borders. At this point, I have 1 1/2 blocks and part of the checked border left to hand-quilt. All of the two outer borders still need to be quilted.
PhD #2 is sampler from a block swap. The swap was called "You Pick" and was hosted by a gal I became acquainted with on RCTQ (rec.crafts.textiles.quilting), a quilting newsgroup. Each participant chose a focus fabric and sent a 12" square of it to the other participants to make a block. My focus fabric was a pansy fabric. I received some gorgeous blocks back.
I have begun free motion quilting the sandwich, and have five of the sixteen blocks done. I'm doing the sashing as I go.
As you can see since these projects are really more than "half done", I should easily be able to finish them by June. Now, I only hope that it's true!