it was a bit scrimp and pinch on the fabric (i think i had less than 4 square inches of fabric leftover at the end) so that took some creative piecing on my part, but i enjoyed the challenge. i didn't enjoy realizing that i needed to rip off seven strips and re-do them when i slightly altered my design plan, but i do think i like the final result better for changing it. i am a huge fan of the "red cross quilt" that was the inspiration for one of the inspiration quilts and maybe someday i'll make one of my own. i hope you like this block, lady harvatine!
p.s. you can't see it in this photo, but you'll laugh when you get the block and realize that since i was short about a quarter of an inch on one side, i pieced this tiny little strip onto one edge. my guess (my hope!) is that it will be hidden in a seam, but at least it won't be the wrong size. hopefully.