It's like some horrible addiction. Completely unresistable... I can't help but make everything scrappy! Take this Birthday Block that I made. The gal asked for any star, blue and white. Could I stick to just one blue fabric? No!!! It had to be at least 8 different blues.
The only thing I'd change about this block would be to put another blue in the center square. Make the center star solid blue. Otherwise, it's just perfect!
Really, going scrappy makes my life so much easier. I don't worry about the colors matching. I don't have to say "ohh... I want this color... no wait, I want THIS one more." Nope, both of them can go in! :) The only downside is that you have to cut more fabric. But if you use pre-cut strips, all you gotta do is hunt down the colors you want and off you go!
I'm sad too... I had to mail the block away! My husband even praised it more than the usual "that looks nice dear." :) I want it back. Now I'm gonna have to make one for myself. :P Heck... why not do a whole quilt?! Mmm, I can get greens and purples in it. Or even make a rainbow! :)