Tuesday, January 3, 2017

QOV Block Drive Results

First off, I want to thank everyone who participated in the QOV Eastern Missouri Block Drive in any fashion - making blocks, donating prizes, sending fabrics to be used for backings and more blocks, and money to help purchase other supplies as needed.  I am so thrilled with the number of blocks we received and you don't know how thankful I am to you.  What a great way to start out 2017.

I bet you are wondering what the total numbers are, right? Well, I'll get to that in a minute, but I want to recognize a few more quilters who sent packages. The week between Christmas and New Years' Day there were still packages being delivered.

Jennifer of Quilting Mom's Blog sent in these great looking blocks.
from Jennifer, IN
Jennifer, you really do get a Gold star for taking time from your busy schedule right before Christmas to make and send these. Your efforts are much appreciated and they will add a little sunshine in our quilts. Thank you so much!!

A day later, I received these lovelies from Judy B.  She said she used her red and blue scraps, but after all was said and done, "couldn't see a dent at all in her stash". Thanks Judy, these will work with any of the quilt tops we will be putting together.
Judy B - MO
Then another surprise came from Karen of kaholly.blog in the form of a monetary donation for "whatever is needed to complete the quilts" she said. This was so thoughtful and much appreciated.It will come in handy for backings and batting. Thank you so much Karen.
Karen - TX
Suzanne, a good friend came by expectantly and dropped off these 12 blocks. Don't they look nice on the design wall? Sort of like diamonds in the rough. Thank you Suzanne for the 'special delivery'. 

So, if you've stuck with me this long, you are probably waiting to know the final number of blocks that were made and received.  

Well.......  drum roll please.............

There were 751 half square log cabin blocks, plus 65 HST blocks put together to make 12 1/2" blocks in the diamond pattern.  That makes a total of  816 blocks.
If my calculations are correct, we should have about 17 quilt tops when all the blocks are assembled.
THANK YOU all very much!

Now if you really wanted to get technical, those 65 - (12.5") blocks were made up of 4 HST per block. Individually that would make 260 HST blocks. Add that number to the 751 and you get an amazing 1,011 blocks!!!  lol - there's always more than one way to look at something, right??

Now the fun really begins. I'm putting all the names in a paper bag (after I get them all written on slips of paper) and on Friday, January 6th I'll post the winners of the prizes. 

I hope you had fun making these blocks. Thanks again to Jan of The Colorful Fabriholic for the easy, and great looking block and for offering it to us for the block drive.  This was definitely a successful block drive for QOV Eastern Missouri..


  1. Glad to see such a successful result for your block drive! I look forward to seeing more tops go together too.

  2. Woohoo! Those blocks will become great quilts for our veterans.

  3. Wow, I'm amazed at the number of blocks! I'm so gratified that so many quilters made blocks from my pattern, and I'm looking forward to seeing them in lots of Quilts of Valor. Thank you!

  4. Congrats on the great response! That's a lot of blocks.

  5. Wow! What a great response - kudos to all the wonderful quilter's who jumped in and contributed!!! And great job Dar in coordinating all this. I feel bad that I was not able to participate, but next year for sure :*)