I’m a bit late with the report this month. I’ve been in the throes of Quilt Market prep. I’ll try to get some good photos and show and tell you more about all that later. For now, suffice it to say that I sank to a new low this time around — I actually went to town in my pajamas to catch the FedEx guy on time! My grandmother is probably rolling in her grave!
But . . . if it weren’t for Market sewing, I might not have any blocks to report at all this month. I did a LOT of custom quilting and made several projects for booth displays at Quilt Market and Festival, which happens over the next two weeks in Houston, Texas.
I ended up with a block total of 29 for this month. Ten short of the monthly goal, but I was a bit ahead anyway, so it’s all good. And sadly, the only one I can show you right now is this one additional block of my Yo-Yo quilt I finished:
My goal was (and still could be) to finish this quilt this year, but I’m not sure I can pull it off. I ran out of cut pieces, and had to go dig in my scraps — I still have nearly 1700 yo-yos to cut out, let alone the time it will take to make them into yo-yos and set them together! I’m not sure I have that much time to even sit down the rest of this year, but I’ll keep plugging away at it, and let you know how it goes!
So now it’s your turn! Let’s hear it — how many blocks did you make this month? We’re closing in on the end of the year quite quickly — can you believe it? This is when I start getting excited about seeing whether we, as a group, can beat our totals from last year!
Our block goal for November is 25, for a year-to-date total of 326. I have the Project Page updated, and all you have to do is comment below or contact me to let me know your new totals. I’m ready to hear what you all have been working on!
The prize winner for September is Susan S., who has a total of 731 blocks so far this year!
Now that the Market crunch is over, I’m hoping to be able to get outside some with My Cowboy and my goats, and enjoy what’s left of fall. And I want to work on some projects of my own — I hope you get to do the same. Happy stitching!