June 350 Blocks Report

Posted on July 1, 2016 by prairiemoonquilts in 350 Blocks Project

Well, that’s a wrap! The first half of 2016 is over. Already!

We, as a group, are doing fantastic on block making! I’m really proud of us.

Here’s a little of what I got done this past month. I ended up with a total of 165 blocks for June.

I made this little tiny thing from trimmings. It’ll get added into the scrap quilt I’m making with other such tiny units.


I made a block for the group quilt that my art quilting group is doing, but I don’t think I’m allowed to show it just yet.

I made this stack of 142 blocks for a project I’ll be telling you about next week:


I made this small quilt top from some Mostly Manor stripes fabric. It looked way better in my head. I’m not loving the gray so much. But when I chose that gray, I had prison on my mind — it’s a long story! You probably shouldn’t ask.


I finished up this little community service wheelchair quilt top. I’m counting it as 20 blocks, since I made big 4-patches and sewed them together.


Can you see that I just added several more quilts to my to-be-quilted pile? Uff!

One consolation is that I can use up some yardage I have laying around to make backings for all these, and that will help, right?

Now it’s your turn! How’d you do in June?

I’m anxious to hear what you’ve been working on, and add to our totals.

Leave a comment or contact me to let me know how many you did this month.

For July, I’m adding another 30 blocks, for a year-to-date total of 200. Since the year is half over, we have to get past the halfway mark for our blocks, too.

The prize winner for May is Amber, who has 129 blocks so far! Woohoo!

Be sure and check out the Project Page to see how everyone is doing, and have a great block-making July!


38 responses to “June 350 Blocks Report”

  1. Deanna says:

    June was a productive month with 47 total blocks. It is spread mostly between three projects: leader-ender quilt called Sweet 16, the Circa 2016 quilt along, and the Fancy Forest baby quilt that is nearly a top. Not too bad. This is 239 for the year so far.

  2. Becky says:

    I made 138 blocks (9 patches) and hand basted 40 plus 1/2″ hexies for a class project in June.

  3. Julie L says:

    My total for June is 60 blocks. This makes 558 blocks for the year.

  4. Betty K says:

    I completed 53 blocks. I worked on Cira 2016 and a baby quilt for my bee. Plus a few other odds and ends. My total for the first half of 2016 is 394.

  5. Cindy says:

    My June total was 5. For a year to date total of 314.

  6. Pat Mac says:

    My June total was 226 for a year to date of 632.

  7. Susan says:

    And I love your little tiny, but I don’t know how you hold on to those bitty blocks! The prison quilt does look like a prison. But it’s also attractive without that association. Congratulations on having such a productive month! Now I want to see the project that will be made from all those blocks. =)

  8. Rose Marie says:

    I did 38 blocks this month. I thought that was a lot until I read what some of the rest of you are doing. Go, Girls!!

  9. Sherry V. says:

    I only did 4.

    BUT, I was not home for a good bit of the time. And when I was home there was other demands on my time!

    I am hoping that I can get a nice chunk of piecing done this weekend for the 4th of July.

  10. Suelynn Williams says:

    6 – Hooray

    Reporting the number of blocks I’ve made is discouraging, and I thought it would be motivating! Some blocks aren’t finished because they need a little something, like embroidery – UFO blocks.

    June includes one block from our local shop hop, 2 blocks at a library class on string piecing, 2 for the Splendid Sampler, and one row for my 2015 Row by Row quilt.

  11. Leah G. says:

    Made a total of 43. Thirty five from one class,
    & 8 from another class.

  12. Linda Knight says:

    I only did one but it was putting together all the paper pieced blocks and putting borders on the quilt top for my daughter. AND I got all the paper out finally!!! Had to go buy two more yards of fabric to make the backing but will get that done soon and load it on the quilt frame. Sometimes it doesn’t take many blocks to feel like you really accomplished something. ;}

  13. Cynthia says:

    My June total is 44.

  14. Donna says:

    Only three blocks for me this month. You had a great month!

  15. 18 blocks for me in June, bringing my YTD total to 171. I’m so close to halfway done!

  16. Crystal Farinella says:

    135 blocks…. Busy girl!

    Crystal in Cedar City

  17. Stephanie says:

    I have been working on a Bonnie Hunter String-X with a stack of little bits. 48 blocks done.
    Plus 6 brown string blocks when doing “eradicate a pile” making a total of 54 for the month.
    Forgot to do Westering Women block oops.
    Total just ticked over 500 for the year (513)woo!

  18. Add 57 for me. Can’t believe half the year is over!

  19. katie z. says:

    61 blocks this month for me, for (I think) a total of 353.


  20. Maxine E. says:

    I made 172 blocks this month! I was not picked for jury duty! and I got my sewing mojo back.

  21. Kathi Benchley says:

    9 blocks for June

  22. I managed 34 blocks for June, which puts my YTD total right at the halfway mark. It’s not always easy to find sewing time since we are happily watching grandbabies some days, and of course they aren’t interested in watching me sew. I love this challenge, it’s fun to have this added incentive. Thanks, Shelly!

  23. Amber says:

    I had a whole stack of flying geese and pinwheel centers that I was supposed to finish this week. But we got smoked out thanks to the Trailhead fire and they are currently sitting, ready for the last stage of construction.

    But even still I managed to fully complete 31. So that’s not too bad. 🙂

    I can’t wait to see what comes in the package! Thank you!!

  24. Jo says:

    I managed 39 blocks this month. All 4 1/2 inch log cabins starting with 1 inch wide strips. Achieved more than I expected so am happy. It started as a way to use the tiniest scraps and has become a bit of an obsession! Hoping for more of the same for July. Thanks for the motivation

  25. Hi Shelly,
    Got my block count for June, 30 blocks. Wow, the year is half over, looking forward to the next 6 months. Have a great day!

  26. Sue Hook says:

    I’m a real slacker this year. I only have 47 blocks for June

  27. charlotte says:

    June has been a very good month for me, not only have I been quilting charity quilts, 5 quilted- also made a total of 283 blocks– I have made 74 windmill blocks, cut and sewed 112 tumbling blocks, made 2 tops , almost twin sized tops made 42 blocks for Q of V, and cut another 80 for others to sew, but I will get to do the setting on these, so all together , with a mix of other blocks , I have made 283 blocks for the month of June !! Until next time– Happy Quilting everyone !!!

  28. KT says:

    Looking forward to seeing the project with that stack of blocks!

    42 blocks for me this month.

  29. Janet says:

    I tried hard to remember any blocks made in June and came up empty. Maybe July will be more fun!

  30. Susan says:

    1 block completed in June. It had 100 1.5″ squares in it. Scrap block in yellow is now added to the collection.

  31. Karen says:

    I made 76 blocks in June. My total is 478 blocks.

  32. Andi O says:

    I had 20 blocks. Slow month since I have been out of town so much, and swamped at work!

  33. Amber says:

    I was going through the pictures in my oh one from last month and realized that I forgot about a small doll quilt top I made for my daughter! So, I need to add 4 blocks to my total for this month.

    That puts me at 35 not 31. Ooopsie!

  34. Bobbi says:

    You made a ton of blocks! I’m finally making some real progress. I completed 60 blocks in June, which puts me at 76 so far this year.


  35. Jackie Hale says:

    Ummmmm, I made none for the month of June.

  36. Pam Martin says:

    Add 20 blocks for me. It’s been a busy month.

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