I’m late with the report again this month, and my only excuse this time is that I have no idea what day it really is!
I said in last month’s report that I wanted to get outside and enjoy what was left of fall — well, all that was left of fall was about 6 days, so that was short-lived! Winter arrived with a vengeance, and it’s been cold, and we’ve already had more snow than we got all last winter, so I’m ready for it to be over now.
It did keep me inside quilting more than I had anticipated, however! And still, I only got 12 blocks done this month, way short of the goal. I’m trying to catch up on the longarm customer backlog, and I’ve had some giant quilts to custom quilt, so that has kept me busy.
In fact, you can see one of them HERE. It’s a very special project, so I hope you’ll go read about it!
Here’s the real surprise — I remembered to take pictures of the blocks I made!
I’m working to get caught up on my exchange blocks at quilt guild. I made these three for Norma. They’re string blocks pieced onto a paper background, and she’s gonna trim them to the size she needs.
And this one for Tonya (again, we were asked not to trim):
And this one for Kayde. I’m excited to see this one come together. I think these blocks are gonna make a fantastic secondary design!
I still have three more to make in order to be caught up, but it’s a start! And I’m only 4 months behind on my mystery quilt challenge this year. Sounds like I need to be staying in to sew no matter what the weather does!
I made another block for my yo-yo quilt:
And I’m counting five of the labels and the quilt block I did for my guest post/tutorial on the Dear Stella blog earlier this week. Have you entered those great give-aways? If not, be sure and hop over to THIS post and get your name in the pot for some prizes.
So how did YOU do this month?
It’s time to report in with how many blocks you made in November. I have the Project page updated with the totals I know of so far.
The prize winner for October is Rose Marie. She has a total of 763 blocks so far this year!
Our block goal for December is 24, which will get us to our total of 350 for the year. There’s only one month left to get to 350 blocks . . . or beyond! Hopefully, way beyond! Things get really busy around the holidays, I know. I’m still working on one quilt that I hope to have done before Christmas. How about you?
I hope you’re fully enjoying this holiday season, whatever your weather, and that you can sneak in some sewing time this month. Don’t tell My Cowboy, but I might actually be in the mood to do a little holiday baking! We’ll see what happens . . .