Here we are at that wonderful point in time when we find out the winners in last year’s 350 Blocks Project!
But first, those statistics! I’m always so excited to see how we did as a group.
I am so proud of all of us yet again this year! That’s a lot of sewing!
And I’m ready to try it again in 2019 — you know what my UFO list is like, so you know I have lots of blocks to make this year! I hope you’re with me.
And now, to announce the rest of this year’s prizes . . .
Our December monthly prize winner is Clara, who made 310 blocks this year!
For the Project as a whole, there’s a Grand Prize package, and three other prize packages. The Grand Prize package is valued at around $120, and the other three are valued at just around $75 each. I’ve been gathering goodies all year to put in the packages (all stuff I’d like to get my ownself, if I were eligible!): gift certificates to online fabric stores, books, patterns, fabric, notions, etc. — so I hope you think it’s worth your time to keep track of all your blocks and report in!
This year, we actually had a sponsor for one of the gifts that is included in the prize packages. Sam Hunter of Hunter’s Design Studio generously donated some patterns. You should go check out her website — she has a great book called “Quilt Talk”, with a paper-pieced alphabet you can use to put any words you want on your quilts. (Yes, I have the book, and yes, I’m planning a quilt that says something!)
The Grand Prize winner is drawn from among all the participants who made it past the 350 blocks goal. The other prize winners are drawn at random from among all the active participants, regardless of how many blocks you made, and it also doesn’t matter if you’ve already won a monthly prize — your name gets thrown back in for the grand prizes. The only rule is that you must have reported in at least 6 times throughout the year to be considered an active participant, even if you reported in late, and even if you reported a ZERO for the month.
So here we go . . . The Grand Prize winner is:
Pam made a total of 536 blocks, well over 350!
The other three prize winners, in no particular order, are:
Angela S. (439 blocks)
KT (526 blocks)
Maxine (463 blocks)
We had another great year! I’m excited to see what happens in 2019!
Congratulations to all the winners, and as always, thank you ALL so very much for joining in and playing along with the Project this year. I appreciate all of you taking the time to participate.
And I have one more appreciation gift for those of you who were active participants in 2018 — read on:
If you were an active participant in 2018, meaning you reported in at least 6 times throughout the year (even if you reported a zero), I’m giving you your choice of one free PDF pattern from my pattern shop, if you want one. To get your free pattern, go look HERE (you have 33 choices), decide which one you want, and then contact me to let me know which one you want, and what email address you want me to send it to, and I’ll email you the pattern for free just for participating last year — thank you!
I’ll be back on Friday with the start of the 2019 350 Blocks Project. The rules are the same as last year — it’s still easy, free, and has prizes! So check back in on Friday and get signed up!