This is the block I found in my Orphan Block Bin:
So to make it more interesting, I slashed it and inserted a black strip four times, to add the "Asterisk" or "Fireworks" block feeling:
I cut somewhat off-center, and one strip was ripped to straighten the edge of the fabric, which made it wedge shaped. And , of course, the whole process solved the TOO BIG problem; when squared up the block is now 12.25 inches! Very easy fix. [?]
Oh, yes, I have several other red/white/black orphan blocks which I have pulled out to use as we go along. [And there is my stash...]
Ready for my next instruction.
Sara, in GR, MI