I went a step beyond the HST's and came up with a . . . a . . . I don't what you'd call it but it looks like step number 6 in the first series of pics below. Then I started playing around with the arrangement of the new blocks and came up with so many different looks that I made 2 more collages to share. There are many more variations but I'm sure you don't want to scroll down through miles of pictures of the same 4 blocks.
So take a look at what I've been having fun with these last couple of days:
I've got a lot more to learn about quilting. However, I don't find that idea daunting at all. I'm loving this new journey of discovery and experimentation. Have you ever spent the afternoon rearranging quilt blocks? Can you suggest any other simple quilting shortcuts that I could throw into my bag of tricks?
Happy crafting and big hugs from Montana,