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|
|Judy B - MO|
|Karen - TX|
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..