Last week's Indian Star is another one that is very soft, even in person, but the photo does not do it justice:
I don't know if anyone else noticed (I did only because I have an idea to put many of these blocks together as a kind of sampler) but this blocks fits nicely into the week 45 block-Cross in a Cross: the corner squares & the longer center center piece are exactly the same size. I suspect I will be making a couple more in complimentary colors to make larger units.
The current block Cross & Ring was another pleasant surprise. These kind of contrasting corners (in my head I call them "snowball corners") are among my favorites. I expect I will do this block again, too. I think it would work very well with a variety of bright scraps on white. At least, that is how I see it right now. For my first try I did rather the opposite-the corners are more or less a solid & the background is a large floral.
Somehow I got the impression this block was larger than it is & was all excited to use a larger scale print than I had been. I am just glad I had enough of the purple left-over so the contrasting corners would show. I had originally been thinking of using a softer green & the would have looked like nothing at all.