Here we go with the 2018 version of The 350 Blocks Project!
This is our 7th annual . . . whew! Are you ready?
Once again, I’ll be shooting for our group to beat previous year’s records . . .
We’ve been consistently doing more each year — I think we can do it again this year!
As usual, so many of you made it past 350 blocks really easily. It seems silly to call it the 350 Blocks Project, but I’m still leaving it at that. It’s a good goal to shoot for, nearly a block a day, with a little leeway for some missed days. And for those who go over, it just boosts our group total, so I hope we all get past that mark, but I still think it’s the best goal number to shoot for that suits all of us. Personally, I think you should shoot to beat your own personal best, if you’ve been keeping track in past years, too!
If you’ve been with me before, you know how the Project works, but I’m hoping to welcome lots of new folks to the Project this year, too. Anyone is 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’ll delete 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 to the new list at the end of the week. (It keeps me from getting confused — there’s a lot to keep track of.)
The web page for the 350 Blocks Project is 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. Just do what you can.
Our block goal for the month is posted on the Project page, and this year, I’m doing random numbers again, because I liked that method.
* 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 (if any). 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! 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 six times during the Project is eligible for the final prize drawings. I’ve changed this rule just a bit, to be more fair to those who report in regularly. I don’t feel it’s fair to award a prize to someone who reports in once in January, then never reports in again, over someone who reports in regularly.
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). Just link back to: <http://prairiemoonquilts.com/?page_id=1037>