I was looking for a new block for 2016. Something large in size so that one or two blocks each month would make a nice quilt by the end of the year. Something that uses common strip sizes. Something "starlike". I thought about Carpenter Star, and Ice Crystals, maybe Swoon. I sketched them out on graph paper and played with colors. Finally, I decided on Missouri Puzzle. It uses 3.5 inch and 1.5 inch strips. It is a 15 inch block. It resembles a star. Best of all, in dark and light, it would make a nice layout for a quilt. Since aqua never got a turn this year, I thought I'd make a trial block with some of the aqua scraps from the cleaning up yesterday.
Press carefully and you will have one ginormous 15 inch finished quilt block. Maybe next week I'll try one with the reverse color placement?