Robin, I’m hoping these blocks qualify.
When I started this month’s block I thought I would only make one block, but after pulling out my box of binding pieces, little leftover patches and 2.5 inch strips, I really got going and made four instead. These were fun to make. I agree, make your blocks a bit larger and cut them down to 9.5. I also tried to limit the colors and prints in each square so as to make them more “friendly” to each other.