December 350 Blocks Report

Posted on January 1, 2018 by prairiemoonquilts in 350 Blocks Project

Well, here we are, at the last report  — we’ve made all the blocks we can make for 2017.

Today, we can start making blocks for the 2018 count!

I went out with a bang! I finally got to count the 419 blocks I’ve been working on all year for my MixMash quilt, leaving me with a total for the year of 1208. I think that might be my largest total ever!

I noticed that a couple of you out there playing along also made this year your best year ever for block making, so I know we done good.

In a week or two, once everyone has had time to report in their final numbers, and I draw for the grand prizes, I’ll publish this year’s statistics, which are always fun to see.

And we’ll kick it off again for 2018, so if you want to play along, get ready!

Meanwhile, the prize winner for November is Karen E., who already had 1452 blocks at the end of November — woohoo!

So now, report in with your final totals for the year, and keep on stitching, so you’ll be ready when the next round starts. And stay tuned for the prize announcements coming soon!

42 responses to “December 350 Blocks Report”

  1. randy says:

    okay 80 for December. Have been making up for a long span where I assembled quilts and didn’t make blocks. I joined a facebook group scrap quilt enthusiasts which is great for inspiration

  2. Sherry V. says:

    I did 8 blocks on New Years Eve to bring my December total to a whopping 17 blocks…….not the greatest but I got them done and that is what counts.

    I am busily sewing on my first blocks for 2018 with a goal to beat the total blocks made in 2017.

    Happy New Year!

  3. denniele says:

    34 blocks for December. I never count them until I can share them…..next month might be impressive! Ha HA! Happy New Year to you!

  4. Michele says:

    No blocks to report – because I stopped keeping track. And because I stopped keeping track, I got less done!! I’m excited to start 2018 by counting all my blocks again.

  5. Rose Marie says:

    I got 159 blocks done this month. Best month this year. Don’t really know how I did it. Seemed like I didn’t get to sew as much as I wanted.

  6. Cheryl says:

    Happy New Year, I did 62 for December for a YTD of 1143. I’m ready to get started for 2018!!!

  7. Kathy Fraser says:

    I only was able to do 6 blocks. Praise the Lord hubby is finally home after 2 months in the hospital and then in rehab. Still has a long way to go but he can do it. Thank you for all your encouragement it helped. We will know in February if the infection is gone. If it is,and we pray it is , he will then get his new hip. If not it’s back to the hospital and day one again.

    • Kari says:

      Hi Kathy,
      So pleased for you both that he is home! a welcome Christmas gift I am sure. Wishing you both all the best for 2018.

  8. Maxine says:

    I didn’t complete any blocks for this month. I started the On Ringo Lake mystery quilt (my first Bonnie Hunter mystery) and with the holidays and all, I spent most of my time, cutting and piecing the components of the block! I am so excited to get this done because she revealed the completed quilt today and it’s beautiful! Happy New Year!

  9. Judy S. says:

    A slow month for blocks, but I quilted and bound a quilt, so that took most of the available time. I only made 12 blocks. Hope to do better in January.

  10. Karen Edwards says:

    I made 82 blocks in December. I’m so excited to see that I was the November winner! I really like keeping track of how many blocks I make each month. The number is encouraging, even in the months when I don’t get lots of them done.

  11. Beth Strand says:

    I stopped keeping track, too…but it’s a new year, my dry erase marker is ready and I’m in for 2018!

  12. December’s total was 57 blocks for me. It turn out to be one of my better months. I am ready to start fresh. in 2018 with more sewing.

  13. Louise says:

    I made 84 blocks in December. I also knitted an Irish knit sweater (in a toddler size), finished hand quilting and binding a table runner, and hosted my family’s Christmas gathering. Hopefully I will have more sewing time in January.

  14. Deanna says:

    An additional 16 blocks for a yearly total of 596. That is my highest block count since I started keeping track in 2013. Thanks for hosting this year after year.

  15. Angela says:

    I completed 35 blocks in December.

  16. Erin says:

    I completed 18 blocks in December – excited to do more quilting in 2018!

  17. KT says:

    Only 16 blocks for me–too busy with Christmas prep and making lots and lots of block components for the Bonnie Hunter mystery–should get lots of blocks made in January, though!

  18. Suelynn Williams says:

    No blocks – finished binding a table runner and binding a quilt for Christmas. I made two quilt labels, too.

  19. Beverly V says:

    My December count is zero. After finishing my four quilts at the beginning of December, I have not been able to sew anymore blocks. I am awaiting to get started again this year. I have several quilts already on the list. However, I still had the best year ever since joining the 350 block project. I actually made it this last year.

  20. Kari says:

    I made 50 blocks! Happy New Year All.

  21. Barbara B says:

    163 blocks in December.
    Happy New Year

  22. Pam Martin says:

    I did 2 blocks in December. I’ve been working on Bonnie Hunter’s Mystery – but just have parts so far. Christmas with family was wonderful. Happy New Year!

  23. Stephanie says:

    December was more about finishing stuff, but I did manage to make 45 pink blocks for a top to donate to a breast cancer fundraiser, and 20 blocks from some of my leader/ender pieces. that one got completely finished – yay. So, 65 for December.
    Can’t wait to see your Mix-Mash quilt!

  24. Betty K says:

    I completed 53 blocks during the month of December. I ended up with a total of 767 for the year. I have already completed a total of 3 blocks for this New Year. Been cold here in Texas so keeping covered with sweaters or jackets to keep warm.

  25. Aileen Kline says:

    Happy New Year!
    I made 4 blocks in December. Mostly finished Christmas gifts.

  26. Elizabeth says:

    Got to end my year with 32 blocks for December. Also finished a needlepoint and a few cross stitch items. January will be interesting since I have alot of needlework(cross stitching) to do and my creative brain turned on and a new cross stitch design came to mind..

  27. Diana says:

    I only added 20 to my total for the year. I am happy with that. Never counted blocks made before-they really add up! So I will be doing it again!

  28. Janet says:

    Nothing in December. However, I did spend the weekend working on getting the new sewing room unboxed and sorted so there’s hope for the new year!

  29. Andi O'Brien says:

    I had a great month! 212 blocks for December! Getting lots of projects finished and some new ones started made for a productive month!

  30. Mary D says:

    Put me down for 33 in December.
    Happy New Year!

  31. Wow, your total is outstanding! So, you can add two humble quilt blocks to my total. Didn’t quite make the challenge this time, Nov/Dec always hang me up. Plus, I had so much grandbaby/grandkids time this past year, not so much time to sew. But what a great trade-off!
    Thanks again for hosting this challenge, it’s such a good motivator. Count me in again for 2018.
    Happy New Year, Shelly!

  32. Susan Nixon says:

    I think I sent you my final total – 339. I’m in again for 2018!

  33. Linda Knight says:

    I managed 26 blocks for December but that was enough to put together a quilt top. I put the borders on and am sending it to my daughter to quilt since she got a new quilting machine for Christmas.

  34. Marsha Yahl says:

    December was a busy month for me so I only got 4 blocks done. Already working on January blocks so hope to start the new year off with a bang.

  35. Beth F says:

    December was better than I expected! I got 29 blocks completed.
    Happy New Year!

  36. Darlene says:

    Wow where has the time gone! December is 16 blocks. Looking forward to making many more blocks in 2018.

  37. Danice says:

    Only 15 blocks in December. Looking forward to 2018.

  38. Add 62 for my count. Went out with a bang with two baby quilts and other WIP progress. Happy New Year!

  39. Marlene Clausen says:

    So sorry for taking so long to reply. Freezing temps = frozen brain!
    December total is 174.
    One last Christmas quilt, plus a baby quilt I am going to hand quilt so I can sit under a quilt until the freeze lifts!!

  40. Patricia Hotz says:

    I have not had much time for sewing so I didn’t get any blocks done for December. My computer has crashed 2 times in one month span of time. I’m hoping 2018 will be better!!

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