I can't believe it's taken me so long, but I've finally joined an online block swap through Flickr. It's the NuBees Swap (click the button in the right side bar to see the photo stream). There are a ton of talented people involved, and it's really inspiring to see all the color combinations and amazing blocks that people are coming up with.
This is a month-by-month swap, so you don't have to commit yourself for an entire year, which for those of us who are terrified of committing to as much as a cable contract, it works perfectly! :-) Each participant gets to choose their color palette, but the maker chooses the fabrics and the pattern. At the end of the month, I'll mail each of my teammates a block, and I'll get one from each of them in my colors of choice (gray and white).
I'm making progress on this month's blocks. They're all cut out and the half-square triangles are made. Here's a preview:
And best yet - EVERYTHING CAME OUT OF MY STASH!!!!!!!!!!! (I win.)