The final Block Report of the year! How did you do?
I’m unhappy to report that I did not make a single block this month. So my final month’s total is a big fat ZERO. I had big longarming goals, so I was at the longarm pretty much all my sewing time, and even then, didn’t get as far as I wanted. I also spent some time cleaning and organizing, and didn’t make as much progress there as I wanted, either. I’m still plenty busy with the tasks from the Final Countdown. I hope you’re joining me for that — I know a lot of you are.
I did work on these old (as in almost 20 years old) Dresden plate blocks I drug out of hiding, but even tho I got 4 of them appliquéd down, I can’t call them finished until I decide what to do about the centers.
I asked about the centers on Instagram, and got lots of suggestions, so I’ll ask here, too:
What should I do in the centers?
There are 20 plates, each one identical to the others. I’m not sure why I made them all identical, even tho it’s hard to tell that they are. So my quandary is: Do I make all the centers identical, too, to keep the blocks all identical? Do I leave it open with a white background and appliqué something in there, like a little flower or set of diamonds? Do I use solids and mix the colors all up? Do I use prints? Do I do two circles overlapping? I’m still open to any and all suggestions, so add that to your comment, if you have one.
Now it’s your turn. Time to report in for the final time, your block totals for the year. I have a few updates to add to the Project Page from last month that trickled in late, but you can check there to see how everyone is doing. I’m excited to gather all the statistics again, and see how we did as a group!
The November prize winner is Deanna, who has a block total of 338 so far, with one more month to go!
This month, I’m giving you until January 5th to report in, and I will be drawing for all the big prize winners on January 6th or 7th. I can’t decide which day exactly because I’m not sure what we’ll have going on here, but it’ll be around that time. And even if you were a monthly prize winner, you are still eligible for the big prizes just like everyone else, so never fear! Just report in!
After I get this year’s project all wrapped up, I’ll be launching the 2020 version, sometime before mid-month, so go ahead and start tracking your blocks, and we’ll get it kicked off soon. And thanks so much for playing along this year!