Maybe you've noticed a new grab button in our sidebar: the One Block Project. This project has been inspired by the Global Scrap Bee. I was very lucky to have the opportunity of joining the Global Scrap Bee in September. Each month we've been making blocks for our Queen Bee and this has always made me want to make a block for myself too, to keep.
Leigh Anne from Ella's Cottage asked us to make some Log Cabin blocks, using this very clear tutorial by Red Pepper Quilts. Half the block is a chosen colour and the other half is made using low volume fabrics. I think Leigh Anne is going to make a fantastic quilt with these blocks.
What about the One Block Project? My 2014 Challenge is to make something special every month using one block. It isn't possible to make a quilt every time we see a block we like, even though we'd love too. Time and the possibility of buying new fabric usually stops us. Seeing as 2014 is the year for using our stash and putting our scraps to good use (see the Fabriholics Anonymous over at Rebecca's blog Making Rebecca Lynne), the One Block Project is a great way to making pretty things using the fabric we've already got.
Some examples of One Block Projects from last year:
THE FOUR (DAISY) PINWHEEL BLOCK - LOLLIPOP DECORATION
THE PATCHWORK WHEEL BLOCK - MAXI TRIVET