I've been hearing rave reviews for a ruler that I don't have. Quiltkeemosabe mentioned the Itty Bitty Eights ruler by Creative Grids, she thought that it might come in handy for our future Bible Study blocks. I usually try to avoid eighths of an inch when it comes to cutting out quilt blocks. I will go to great lengths to overcut and then trim down for accuracy. Yesterday I ran across an online pattern for this two inch Cakestand block. Using my scrap boxes of 1.5" and 2" cut squares I fished out a few and decided to take a closer look at the Itty Bitty Eights ruler and put it to the test. It worked perfectly! I cannot believe that I stitched the first block with such precision. To prove it wasn't a fluke I sat right down and stitched up two more. This has been a completely enjoyable LITTLE diversion after working on those high school graduation quilts with great BIG plain, solid blocks. What am I going to do with these micro quilt blocks? I don't have any idea. It's just nice to know that I can do this. Of course, I immediately e-mailed a picture of completed itty-bitty block #1 to Quiltkeemosabe. As of this afternoon it looks like we may be headed down this rabbit hole together; one more adventure is underway, and it all began so innocently.