The 350 Blocks Project, November Report

Posted on December 1, 2013 by prairiemoonquilts in 350 Blocks Project

How did you do this month?

Were you busy making projects for Christmas gifts, and got your total boosted that way?

Did the weather keep you indoors and allow you more time at your sewing machine?

I had a busy month with quilting, and with lots of other stuff as well.

I managed to boost my total by 91 this time — I can hardly believe I made that many blocks for projects of my own!

I’m once again testing for QuiltMaker’s 100 Blocks, this time for Volume 9, so naturally, I’m making blocks, but I can’t show you any of them just yet. But if you missed seeing some of the ones I did for Volume 8, click HERE.

I made 30 blocks for a quilt that will be making an appearance in a book next year, but alas, I can’t show you that one, either.

I made 5 blocks for the quilt I showed you yesterday — my DWR Challenge quilt.

I made this block for my guild’s monthly block exchange/challenge:GuildNovblock

I made 36 blocks for my Paint Chip Challenge quilt, that I showed you HERE.

And I made 13 more wild 9-patch blocks for a very scrappy quilt I’m working on:9-patches

Now it’s time for you to show me what you got done, and report your monthly totals for November. Our goal was 30 more blocks, for a total of 320. Did you make it?

The October prize winners are . . .

Susan N., who had an impressive 364 blocks at the end of October (and had a good sewing month in November as well)!

And Heather, who’s up to 213!

And now we’re into December, the home stretch — our last chance to get to 350 blocks. Can you do it? I know it’s a busy month with the holidays and family, which is as it should be, but I also know we all try and sneak in a little stress-relieving quilting when we can, don’t we?

I may draw for the November prizes a little early, because we’ll be busy with the project wrap-up at the end of the year, and I don’t want it to get confusing (as in: I’LL be the one getting confused), so get those November totals in to me.

Remember, at the end of December, there will be even more prizes! It’ll be like another Christmas in early January.

Also, stay tuned at the end of the month, because I’ll once again be hosting the Final Countdown, which is always a fun and motivating way to end the year and kick off the new one with a little boost.

9 responses to “The 350 Blocks Project, November Report”

  1. Susan Nixon says:

    Thank you! It’s great to win, on top of the win of all the blocks I’m making. =) It sounds like your month was even busier than mine – how much fun to be a block tester for the magazine! I will have to check to see if you did my friend’s block, though I don’t remember seeing it when you posted before. This is the busy time, isn’t it?

  2. Rose Marie says:

    I have my report all ready. I made 23 blocks this month. And cleared 3 UFO’s out of bins and drawers. Okay 2 of the 3 were little bitty but still I count them!~~
    I will have to hustle to reach 350 by the end of the month. Good thing we have a quilting day next Saturday.

  3. Deanna says:

    Forty-nine blocks for me this time. Forty for the new postage stamp pattern I am developing called Growing Up Odd. And, nine for the bargello quilt. Maybe they aren’t really block, but sections that will be joined together. Anyway, they are a lot of pieces and I am calling them blocks for lack of a better word.

    That makes 455 for the year so far. Unbelievable!

    And congratulations to the winners. Susan is a particular friend and very deserving. YAY US!

  4. Deanna says:

    And Heather, too. Another blogging buddy. And YOU for hosting this and encouraging us all to do the best we can. Thank you!

  5. Heather says:

    I sewed all month, though I did take some days off and finished a whooping 142 blocks. For some reason, I thought the challenge ended in November. Here’s a link to my update post.

  6. Cathy Poyner says:

    I made 8 in November for the Lone Star Quilt. This makes me go up to 329 for the year. I think that I may make it if I can do 31 for the last month. I made a rag quilt and hexies which I don’t think count as blocks. Thanks for doing this challenge. You inspire me.

  7. Jane B says:

    Well I really have a challenge ahead this month to finish all 350 blocks for 2013. I only got 18 blocks done this month. I was away from my home and my sewing machine for a total of 10 days this month: one 80th birthday celebration (Las Vegas), one wedding (Seattle), Thanksgiving (Montana) and a business trip (Seattle, again).

  8. Pat Mac says:

    I have 94 blocks for October with four completed quilt tops. My quilt retreat consisted of more borders and pieced backings than block construction.

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