One of the reasons I started blogging - in fact probably the main reason - was that reading other people's blogs made me want to be part of the online community. This is especially important to me as I don't belong to a local quilt guild.
Toward the end of last year I was thinking about other ways of participating online. I would have loved to find something improv-based, to let me stay roughly in my comfort zone, but instead, in a moment of madness, I signed up for this year's Stash Bee. Now I would say I'm not naturally a joiner of things, and I don't remember the last time I pieced a proper, carefully measured, quilt block, but I figured that it might be fun, and also know that there are probably old skills I can improve, new ones I can acquire, that I could then put to work in my own style.
So I now have to make my first block (not yet completed) but I have cut a load of squares, in the required colour. Not a big deal for most of you, I guess, but I don't usually use a ruler at all, so I am pretty pleased that my squares are square! Let's hope that they're still the right shape by the time I've finished.
Linking up with Lorna for Let's Bee Social.