350 Blocks Project: October Report

Another month has come and gone. I can't believe it's almost Thanksgiving! I've started thinking about Christmas already. I'm hoping to get gifts handled early this year.

October was an especially fun month because I got to attend two quilt retreats. Considering that, I finished a remarkably small number of blocks, but I had a blast.

First up are two leader/ender blocks. I forgot to bring my leader/ender project with me to the first retreat, so Jen kindly shared hers. I had fun playing in her scraps to make these two wonky stars.

While at that retreat, I finished the units for My Blue Heaven, finished the remaining blocks, and assembled the top. I downsized the blocks, and they are adorable in miniature. It makes me want to make a whole quilt out of them, but I am calling this one done. That's 23 more blocks in the bag.

The last block I finished was a charity block at the annual guild retreat. Each person at the retreat is given the pieces to make one block. Everyone makes their block by Saturday night, and a couple people sew the top together before we leave on Sunday. This is the same style of block that we did at last year's retreat. It goes together quickly and easily, and it looks great when the blocks are put together. You can see last year's finished quilt here.

I just looked at last month's post to add up my total, and I realized I never counted the blocks of the t-shirt quilt I made! I will be posting the details of that quilt in the morning. It included 20 t-shirts. I am counting each of them as a block.

I did better than I thought last month. 2 wonky stars, 23 My Blue Heaven blocks, 1 charity block, and 20 t-shirt blocks gives me 46. That puts me at 266 blocks for the year. I only need 84 more blocks to hit the goal of 350. So far, I haven't made any this month, but there is still plenty of time.