I am trying to find a way to recolor the blocks without changing the original block too much if I don't really care for it. I draw out the block and then look at it with no color and then play to see how many ways I can think of to color it and then pick the one I like best. When I look at the block with no color I can see many shapes and sometimes nifty designs show up. I have been quilting about 15 years, and this is a fun challenge for me.
Edited to add: I cut all the pieces out the shape they would be. The red stripes were cut from rectangles and the ends cut at 45 degree angles. But they could have been done with hst's.