I signed up for this year's signature block swap through the "Friendship Block" swap Yahoo! group recently and thought I'd see how the block might look. This year's block, "Goose Creek" (available via Quilters Cache), is supposed to be a stash-buster, and I have high hopes for it. My stash is overflowing with snippets.
For this trial block, I used mostly Civil War left-overs from the two quilts I made last year. But when I get really going on them - and I may end up making 30 or so for the group - I will be mixing batiks, florals, '30's, CW, you name it in. One of the big plain squares will have my name and year, and the other will have city, state, country. It's an international group, so that adds to the fun.
The blocks won't be due until September, so I have plenty of time to gather stuff. I thought I'd just set aside 2.5" squares in darks and mediums all year as I'm cutting for various projects. I will probably end up with more than I need, but I can always use the excess in the final quilt.