Here we go with The 350 Blocks Project for 2016! I’m so excited about it this time — I think it gets more fun every year!
Are YOU ready?
I’m hoping to finish a lot of my UFOs this year, so I plan to be making lots of blocks (more than last year), and I’m hoping you will join me. As always, our main goal is to make 350 quilt blocks this year.
But I’m really hoping we do more than that. It’s become a fun challenge to see if, as a group, we can always do better than we did the year before.
Think we can make more than that in 2016? That’s what I’m shooting for, so I hope you’re all in to help me out.
For lots of you, 350 blocks is really easy. That’s nearly a block a day for the entire year. I debated whether to change the name of the project, but decided to go ahead and leave it at 350. It’s a good goal to shoot for, and if you get past it early, then I’m really hoping you just go all out and help boost that final total as much as you can.
If you’ve been in this with me for awhile now, you pretty much know how it works, but for those of you who might be new, you are most welcome to join, and here is how it works:
Here are the general rules:
* Let me know you’re playing along
Simply comment on this post, or contact me to let me know you’re in. I deleted all of last year’s info to start fresh, so if you are playing along again this year, please let me know again, and I’ll add you back. (It just keeps me from getting confused.)
I’ve created a page for the 350 Blocks Project HERE, where I’ll be listing information regarding the project and how it’s progressing. If you’re participating, I’ll put your name (and a link to your blog if you have one) on the project page. You can jump in any time.
If you only want to do some of the months, that’s fine. You’ll be eligible for the prize that month. Can’t start till later? No problem, you can still do the months you’re able to, and you’ll still be eligible for the grand prizes in the end. Just do what you can.
* Report in every month
I’ll put up a monthly blog post about the project, either on the last day of the month, or the first day of the next month, where I’ll show you the blocks I get done. When you see one of those posts, you need to leave a comment on it, telling us all about your own progress, and either link back to your own blog post, or at least let me know how many blocks you’ve done. You can also email me directly with your current number of blocks, or use the contact page to let me know. I’ll give you a few days to report in each month, so that you have time to leave your comment and be eligible for the prize, because . . . if you don’t let me know you’re playing along, I won’t know to include you in the drawings!
I’ll post your number of completed blocks next to your name on the project page, so you can see how you’re doing compared to everyone else, and I’ll update it every time you let me know your new number. This is NOT a race, however, and everyone who reports in is eligible for the prizes. I repeat, it’s not a contest, it’s just for fun! Well . . . and prizes!
* Monthly prizes
At the end of each month, I’ll have a prize drawing for those who have made progress that month. I’ll draw one random winner from everyone who reports in that month. What this means is: You MUST report in each month in order to be eligible for that month’s prize drawing.
* Grand Prizes
At the end of the year, there will be some Grand Prizes. If you actually meet the goal of 350 blocks, you’re eligible for the big Grand Prize, and if you don’t quite make it, you’re still eligible to win some prizes just for participating. Everyone who has reported in at least once during the Project is eligible for the final prize drawings.
So are you ready?
If you’re up for the challenge, let me know you’d like to participate, and you can steal the button above for your blog if you like (which isn’t mandatory, either). Just link back to: <http://prairiemoonquilts.com/?page_id=1037>
Here we go! Woohoo!