September 350 Blocks Report

Posted on September 30, 2018 by prairiemoonquilts in 350 Blocks Project

Here we are with another month in our past. They seem to fly faster and faster all the time. We’ve gotten into some cooler temps finally, and had some rain, so things are a bit more tolerable around here weather-wise.

I had a busy month, and due to a retreat early in the month, I got lots of blocks made!

Of the 146 blocks I finished, 144 of them were for a quilt I’ll be showing you tomorrow, so check back.

One of the blocks was this star block I made for a group quilt being organized by fellow guild member, Bev. It’s made from a Cake Mix sheet, but I can’t tell you which one, because I only had 2 papers, and I didn’t pay that much attention!

At the retreat I mentioned above, my friend, Shirley, was cutting out a quilt from Daewabo taupes, and she was about to throw away all her scraps, and I told her NOOooooo! I wanted them! Strings!

So in between sewing other things at the retreat, I whipped up this improv Log Cabin block.

I’ll be making more of them until the strings are gone, so it won’t be a large quilt, but it’ll be interesting!

Now it’s your turn! How did you do this month?

Leave a comment or contact me and let me know your new totals.

I’ve got the Project page updated with the current numbers as I know them, and our new goal for October is 39 blocks, for a year-to-date total of 301.

The prize winner for August is Linda K., who has completed 150 blocks so far this year! Yay!

I hope you get lots of stitching time in October. I’m looking forward to lots of time with my sewing machine, and some more beautiful weather!

42 responses to “September 350 Blocks Report”

  1. This month I did get to make blocks for a quilt. Put me down for 52 blocks. I like your improv block.

  2. I would rescue those strings too. My Improv fabric box is rather full. I must do some improv blocks that might help my year total. My total for September is 17.

  3. Sherry V. says:

    I have not been doing much sewing lately; hence the lack of block reports. Between a weird virus, sick pets, work, travel and loss of mojo there has not been a lot of things going on.

    I only got things done that needed to be done; 1 Stash Bee block, 1 Bird house for a blog hop and 5 Polaroid blocks for a swap.

    So, put me down for 7 blocks.

    I do not see much block making for October due to obligations. . . .but we will see.

    Glad to hear that you got so much done. I love the improve log cabin, very nice.

  4. Clara Chandler says:

    The red star block looks good. I love red and white quilts. My count this month is 32. I finished a baby quilt and a lap quilt with blocks I made in previous months. October’s project is a Christmas quilt. The fabric for 4 blocks is cut and the sewing begins later this week. Thanks, Shelly.

  5. Deanna says:

    42 blocks for me this month–mostly thanks to the Seeing Stars quiltalong. 340 for the year so far. Keeping count makes me feel SEW successful.

  6. Wendy says:

    I’m always surprised when the end of the month rolls around and I count up my blocks. I think I don’t get much done, but count me in for 80 this month. Thanks, Shelly!

  7. Cheryl L Hannah says:

    Love your log cabin block. I didn’t get as many done this month as usual, but that was 62 for YTD 1077.

  8. Becky says:

    I’ve done 7 of the 100 HST blocks square.

  9. Elaine Walker says:

    I’m a little behind but working on catching up. I completed 20 blocks for one quilt and 8 for another. 28 blocks for the month.

  10. Aileen Kline says:

    HI All. Was a crazy month. I did a lot of sewing but not many blocks. Mostly upcycling some clothes for my granddaughter. Kid is growing faster that we can afford clothes.
    I made 20 blocks this month!

  11. Mary says:

    I’ve got 68 to report. It’s the cat quilt – 20 main blocks and 40 9-patches for the border, plus 8 more 9-patches I put into a pieced back. I don’t have the eyes sewn on yet, but I’m counting those blocks done anyway.

  12. Angela says:

    I’m finally finished with the appliquéd border and I completed 23 blocks this month.
    I really like your scrappy strip log cabin block!
    I’m gearing up for a lot of sewing in the coming months.


  13. Marilyn Holder says:

    Total blocks for September is 12. I’m disappointed but I’ve had just too many interruptions. I’ll keep pushing!

  14. Louise says:

    Only 9 blocks for September. But, I was able to spend quality time with my adult children and grandchildren.

  15. Gorgeous block!! Great log cabin too…I love my Daiwabo fabrics, some of my absolute faves in my stash. I have a paltry 17 blocks this month, despite all the sewing I did. So I need to average 25 blocks for each of the next three months to meet the goal, and Nov/Dec provide little time to sew blocks. Better get started!

  16. Phillis Harding says:

    I love your improv block and really need to sew up some strings. My string block is muffin topped so it is time.
    This month I managed 78 blocks; 10 of those English paper piecing for the Farmers Wife sew along. I am dashing and sewing into rows as I go.
    I quilted 10 queen sized quilts and have 2 more layered and ready to go for Christmas gifts.
    This has been my most productive year.

  17. Karen E. says:

    I got 210 blocks made during September. All of a sudden, I have four quilt tops to get done in time to be quilted before Christmas. Stay tuned!

  18. Meloney says:

    I finished 82 blocks this month. I should do as good for October.

  19. Lenexa Linda says:

    I read all the incredible amount of blocks some of you have done and I felt like an underachiever, but when I counted up my blocks, I was amazed! I ended September with 76!

  20. Maxine Euto says:

    Well, I didn’t report anything for August! 🙁 I finished a couple of quilts and made a tote. So that’s that. No blocks made. For September, I finished up another quilt, made a Halloween mini and started another project. Total blocks 20!

  21. Amanda M. says:

    By having a dry erase board above my sewing machine I’m keeping better track of when I sew how much so I was stunned that I created 124 blocks in September. That made 3 completed quilt tops, blocks for 2 more that need set together and then parts for 6 other quilts and a pocket embellishment for a bag. I just hope that my motivation doesn’t hide in October.

  22. Sue says:

    Made a Halloween string quilt, 48 blocks … quilted, bound and now sprucing up the living room sofa. Also finished a new autum table runner for the dining room using Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s herringbone pattern, so that should count for about 6 blocks. All from my stash except for backing and binding for the string quilt.

  23. Sandy says:

    I tackled a UFO project and was able to complete 162 blocks in September! That was enough for one large throw and one small throw!

  24. Darlene says:

    Wow everyone has been really busy.
    I also made some log cabin blocks & Undergroung Railroad. TOTAL 39.
    I did some placemats w/flying geese but the were more like strips than blocks.
    I also finished some knitting projects that had been lingering.

  25. Danice says:

    ‘Love the Improv Log Cabin. Lucky you, getting all of those scraps. People know that a quilter will not hardly refuse scraps. I actually made 32 blocks in September. ‘Better than I have been doing.

  26. Marsha Y. says:

    No blocks to report this month due to herniated disc in my lower back and sciatic nerve pain. After x-rays, MRI, and two shots in three weeks, I can finally walk without extreme pain. I hope to be back to piecing and quilting this week. Hope my totals for October are much better.

  27. Beverly Vendt says:

    Finally I got to make some blocks for a scrappy brick quilt. I am counting 23 blocks for September. Not bad for being gone for part of the month. Also got to spend extra time with the grandchild.

  28. Stephanie says:

    Drooling over those strings!
    I made exactly 100 blocks in September.
    24 Heartstring blocks, 40 Happy blocks and the 36 “lanterns” for Beaded Lanterns. Hopefully I can get the “beads” done next month.

  29. Randy Menninghaus says:

    I got Halloween fever. I took a challenge fabric and made two and 1/2 halloween quilt tops. That last one is in danger of becoming a I rescued some orphan blocks in a zip lock bag at a local quilt show. I really should have stepped away cause they all had issues… I spent WAY too much money on fabric. Our local Mardens discount store had free spirit and Westminster pre cuts 60-70 percent off. Well I bought some, Than I ended up in the Keepsake quilt sale room in NH. trouble…. Ended up finding 1/2 sale on Tula pink fabrics in a third store…My block count was 59..

  30. Rose Marie says:

    I made 78 blocks this month………..some for community service and gifts already given.

  31. denniele says:

    Add 47 blocks this month! It sure seemed like I was busier but that is all I get! It was good to see you in September…that makes twice this year! Maybe a record.

  32. Linda Knight says:

    My month was a total bust as far as quilting goes but I got to take a short vacation which counts for a lot.

  33. Marlene Clausen says:

    One project at a time last month! Start and finish. As one quilt had 15″ blocks and consisted of 25 HST’s and split quarter square triangles, it took a while to make those blocks!
    Total for September is 25.

  34. KT says:

    Just 23 blocks for me this month, but 3 of them were the huge blocks for North Stars–just one block left! And they are all so cute–gotta love Elizabeth Hartman’s patterns!

  35. Judy S. says:

    Just 19 blocks this month, but better than earlier this year. Finally getting my mojo back.

  36. Barbara B says:

    14 blocks completed in Sept

  37. Wendy O. says:

    WHAT!!??!! What happened to September??! Guess it just have been a short
    I did do some sewing, though! I managed to get 42 blocks for the next quilt on my Gotta Do list and 5 , for a group effort quilt. So, only 45 blocks. Oh well, on to October!

  38. Patricia Hotz says:

    Wow!! you were busy I too got a bit more done this month I did 72 blocks~ one church quilt and one quilt top to donate somewhere. I hope to get more this month…

  39. BettyK says:

    I was lucky to make 24 for the month. Been a sick month for me and will be a slow October the way it is looking.
    Betty K

  40. Pam Martin says:

    I’m late in responding. I don’t believe I have turned in blocks for July-33 blocks; August-28 blocks or September-86 blocks. I was working on pulling panels out of my stash to work on. I’m happy to say I’ve completed 5 panels this year and have made 3 different Christmas trees in various sizes to give as gifts during the past 3 months.

  41. Delana says:

    To catch me up I think I haven’t reported since June.
    Went on vacation in late July.

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