January 350 Blocks Report

Posted on January 31, 2014 by prairiemoonquilts in 350 Blocks Project

Well, that went fast, didn’t it?

I don’t know about you, but I’m off to a better start than last year.

I got more than 20 blocks finished! This will help in case I run into a dry spell later on in the year . . .

I made 14 more of these tiny HSTs. These will finish at 1 1/2″. Some of them are bigger. I have all sizes! I’m ready to start setting some of them together with some sort of plan, but I have no time to devote to it right now, so these have simply joined the rest in the drawer for now.HSTs

I made 21 blocks for a quilt I’ll show you next week (a new pattern I have coming out), and I made 1 block for a little wall quilt I’ll show you tomorrow (another new pattern).

I made 1 section of my daughter’s t-shirt quilt, and 3 blocks as a tester for QuiltMaker.

I made this Card Tricks block for our monthly guild block challenge:cardtrix

And I made 17 more blocks like this one for my Scrap Jar Stars quilt:ScrapJar1

I’m done with all the blocks for this quilt now, so it’s time to set it together, and that won’t count for anything in the block project, but it will be nice to have it done — it’s a quilt I’m going to love!

So my total for the month is 58 — that even surprises ME! Woohoo!

How did you all do? We have 50 participants in the Project so far this year. It’s not too late to join in — you can jump in any time. If you’re already in, or if you’re just joining up, it’s time to let me know your monthly totals, so leave me a comment or contact me and I’ll get you updated on the Project page. I’ll announce the January prize winner sometime next week, so be sure to report in within the next few days so you’ll be eligible for the drawing. And if you have a post of your own about it, please leave us the link to it so we can come visit and see pictures of what you got done!

Our goal for February is 30 blocks, for a yearly total of 50 so far. Some of you have already made over 100 blocks this year — incredible!

0 responses to “January 350 Blocks Report”

  1. Linda says:

    I got my 30 done but am remaking one since it didn’t turn out quite right. The first nine were a baby blanket for my daughter’s friend. The rest are for a quilt for my son and daughter-in-law. I am using civil war repro and similar fabrics and using patterns from Barbara Brackkman’s Civil War Sampler. Each block will be different.

  2. Julie in Tucson. AZ says:

    I’m totally behind for the month. None made. 🙁
    Maybe next month will be better!

  3. Kathy says:

    I have done 7 lap quilts for the Dempsey Cancer of which I am delivering next week. The total of the number of squares is 124. I am now doing a mystery quilt along with my quilt guild. But we only get directions every other week. So that one will take some time. And it does contain MANY blocks. However I am going through some of my many books to decide which one I want to do next.

  4. Andrea O'Brien says:

    I made 81 for January.

  5. Rose Marie says:

    I made 26 for January!! Yoo-hoo!
    And I want to thank you publicly for the nice gift that I won in the finalist drawing for 2013. It goes with some fabric I bought from you and also a charm pack I got for my birthday. Now I just gotta come up with a plan!! I’ll be a modern quilter before you know it!!!

  6. Janet Volz says:

    I made 96 quilt blocks in January.

  7. Barbara Dearing says:

    Well, I was feeling pretty good until I got on here! I got 30 done but I’m going in to sew in a minute so it may be one more. If I keep this up I will be in good shape for the challenge!

  8. Sue Hook says:

    I made 48 blocks.

  9. Susan says:

    49 for January and I was surprised, too. It feels as if I didn’t do a single thing!

  10. Sheri says:

    Hi. I’m so glad to join in the challenge! I need to tally my blocks since when I do it in my head, I keep getting mixed up!
    Scottie Dog Quilt and pillow = 11
    Novelty Puppy Quilt blocks = 17
    Sew Kitschy block = 1
    Blogger Girls II = 2
    Valentine blocks = 4
    Total 35

  11. Judy says:

    Count me in for 32 blocks! I even surprised myself.

  12. Judy says:

    Does a piano key border count for anything?

  13. charlotte says:

    Count me in for only 16 blocks for January, I have been quilting, loading the 4th Quilt Of Valor, for this month and a queen size for a grandson. Thanks and Happy Quilting ever one !!

  14. KatieQ says:

    I managed to make 49 blocks this month. Thanks for the inspiration and encouragement.

  15. Bari says:

    Well, I finished up 57 blocks for the month. I was really tickled with that! Haven’t posted it on my blog yet because my laptop died yesterday evening. 🙁

    Everyone is doing so well! Way to go everyone!

  16. Lori says:

    53 for me, which is WAY more than I thought I’d do. Starting off February’s blocks in the morning, with grand plans!

    Hooray us!!

  17. Deanna says:

    33 blocks for me. Hoping to get a good start on February this weekend. THanks for the encouragement!

  18. KT says:

    I got 49 done this month–35 easy ones for a baby quilt, 6 for Celtic Solstice, 2 hexie flowers, and 6 scrappy blocks. Won’t get as much done in February since I need to quilt and bind that baby quilt for a shower.

  19. Cathy Poyner says:

    Rag Quilt blocks 240
    Nine Patch 16
    Four Patch 101
    Total 357

    Wow, I didn’t know that I did that much sewing in January.

  20. I finished 125 blocks in January, lots more than I expected.

    Photos in my blog post:

  21. Barbara says:

    I sat down today to work on blocks and realized I had mis-reported! I have 32 blocks for January! I can’t miss any of them!

  22. Karen says:

    Well I’m off to a slow start at only 5, but this has certainly got me to round up old projects and plan out future blocks. I did a post on it, too.

  23. Linda Kowalski says:

    put me down for 42. I surprised myself. 🙂

  24. Celine says:

    I managed 32 blocks this month. It seems I need to keep the same pace for February then! Thanks

  25. Jane B says:

    Hi All: I did pretty good for a very busy month: 27. I made 6 triangle blocks for a project I finished and sent to my daughter; 3 more blocks for my Quilt of Valor project, one “word” block for 15 Minutes of Play blog challenge (I actually made the mini quilt, quilted, bound and labeled it!); and 17 blocks for Celtic Solstice. I made 9 Birthday Girl blocks and 8 flight blocks.

  26. Cathy says:

    Sorry I’m late on posting my block count for January. I actually did 66, I couldn’t believe it when I counted them. But I did have a lot of HST that I counted. http://ucanquilt2.blogspot.com/p/the-350-blocks-project-2014.html

  27. Cathy says:

    Oops I was just looking through my blog again and realized that I missed 3 blocks that I did for Leah Day’s Building Block Quilt Along.
    So that is a total of 69 blocks for January almost 70…

  28. Cassandra says:

    I completed a big fat nothing last month. 🙁 I finished several house organization projects. I made significant progress on a knitting project. But no quilting. I WANTED to quilt last week but could never find a good time to ask my husband to let me use our kitchen table. He works from home and worked a ton of hours last week. Unfortunately, the only space we have for him to work is on our kitchen table. This week for sure! 🙂

  29. Nanette S. says:

    I have completed 47 as of Friday 1/31. Started some more on Saturday – yipee!! Loving this counting. Good Luck everyone!

  30. Terri Gross says:

    Only 4 for me. Feb. will be fun.

  31. Shar says:

    You can put me down for 210 block. I did 70 block for my batik quilt. 75 half square triangles. 70 squares for my valentine quilt. I’m ready to put some quilts together this month.

  32. Heather says:

    Almost forgot to add my starting numbers for January. I did 2 blocks and 20 fabric postcards for a total of 22. http://www.heatherpearson.com/2014/02/needlework-tuesday-really-cute-tea-cosy.html

  33. Susan B. says:

    I reported 20 blocks for Jan. and now will add 124 more for Feb. (a 144 block 9 patch) with 1 inch sashings and just finished 28 blocks for a small sample using the twister template. Everyone seems to be doing well. Hope we can all keep it up.

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