Seems Monique of Open Gate Quilts is hosting a little block of the month sew-a-long!! You can see all the details and instructions on her blog here. Oh and did I mention it is free!! How fun!!! I LOVE Monique's patterns and rulers, so I knew this would be something I would LOVE to participate in. I don't really have a lot of free time, so any stitching time I have is like precious gold. After reading Monique's instructions, I realized there was a smaller 6 block quilt option. I thought "even I have time for that!" So off I went last night to make the first block!! The only restrictions I placed on myself is that I HAVE to use fabric from my stash. For most people this would not be difficult, but for my measly stash (although it is getting better) this could be a challenge. BUT then I remembered some fabric...a lot of fabric I recently incorporated from a former BOM I chose not to finish after a few months. I loved the quilt and I LOVED the fabric, just lost interest in piecing it. Life is too short to stitch something if your heart is not really into it! Anyways, I have all this gorgeous fabric. I knew as soon as I saw Monique's quilt that I would use a lot of the those fabrics in it.
I hope some of you will join in too! There is also a Flickr Group here to share blocks on. It is fun to see the blocks in different fabrics. Fabric changes the look so much!