This first block is another old one; Rotunda, from week 4, I think. As I was making it I decided it should have been called "Big Top" because of the colors I chose - and, of course, the elephants! Never being one to let well enough alone, I changed the color position of the 'outside' green and swapped it with the wacky red print. Reads better... more fun!
I did my Week 44 block, Gamecock, the way Hetty did... using the dark square in the center insteadof the light background color. I like the color distribution better, but I notice the "birds" are more difficult to see that way. Their little heads disappear.