Despite December and January zipping by in a blur of festive celebrations, camping holidays, kids swimming lessons, a short return to work and now planning for another few days camping, I managed to complete your block last night Jennifer.
I felt being completely incompetent and nervous when using my rotary cutter without the ruler to lean against Jennifer. I'm always up for a good challenge and I pushed on and eventually managed somewhat rectangular pieces of fabric. However, my somewhat wonky rectangles and squares have resulted in somewhat curved seams and a couple of slightly under 8-inch sub-blocks. But I could compensate for that when joining them all up. Two trimming errors (same sub-block, same error repeated, same self-admonishments) meant that I had to cut two extra rectangles and I have to confess that they were made using the ruler.
My local fabric shop is quite limited in its range of solid colours so I am nervously hoping that you like what I did manage to find Jennifer. It wasn't until my final sub-block was being put together that I realised that I had not used any white, but I think perhaps that is why I could combine a pale grey, very pale green and a cream without making the whole thing look too washed out.
I feel like I say this every time, but I really am looking forward to seeing how you arrange all our blocks,