There’s only one month left to go . . .
Have you been busy making blocks?
There usually seems to be a flurry of sewing this time of year from people who are finishing up Christmas gifts and other projects. Hopefully, if you’ve been doing that, too, it has boosted your block count.
I did not keep very careful track this past month, so I may be forgetting to add some of mine in — from what I did count, though, I came up with 229, which is a really good month for me.
I made a guild exchange block, and naturally, forgot to take a picture of it. I can never remember to snap pictures of those blocks, for some reason.
I’ve been working on a really complicated quilt since July, and I waited to count all the blocks for it until I was done because I didn’t want to lose track of what I’d already counted and what I hadn’t. I can’t show you the quilt just yet, but the top is finished (it still needs to be quilted), and it contains 218 blocks, which I can now count without getting confused.
I sure have run a lot of things through my sewing machine, but none of them have turned into finished blocks yet. I’ve made a lot of Christmas stockings, done several bindings, and worked on setting blocks together — none of which counts toward my block total.
Of the scrappy stuff I’ve been working on, I made some more of these. I forgot to count exactly how many, so I’m going to say 10. And I really need to start setting these together, so I can tell how many more I’m going to need.
I’ve updated the page with the totals for this final month. Another 30 blocks this month, which gets us to our ultimate goal of 350 blocks for the year. Woohoo!
So, tell me . . . What did you get done in November?
It’s time to report in with your totals, and let me know how you’re doing. As always, if you have a link to a post of your own, especially with pictures, we’d all love to check it out. Although, when I do, it always makes me want to go start a new project!
The prize winner for October is Barbara De.
Barbara is up to 254 blocks for the year so far!
We have one month left — some of you are well over 350, so I’m excited to see exactly how many you end up with for one year. Some of us are still striving for the first 350 — will you make it in time? I know it’s a busy season, but try to get in some sewing time — it’s relaxing, you know . . .
While you’re here, I’ll tell you that I made a big announcement over on my other blog today — The Life of Hazel Ilene — go check it out — and get caught up so you can join me next year for some exciting stuff!