Hubby who originally hated this pattern when I first showed it to him, really seems to like it now that he sees it in person. He keeps telling me that he really likes the "ring" in each block. It's not really in each block, it is kind of like an optical illusion thing. The "ring" is formed by a secondary pattern when the blocks are butted up against each other. Nonetheless, it does give a lot of interest. Isn't it funny how secondary patterns emerge with some quilts? When I first looked at this one, it almost looked like an exploding star to me, but hubby immediately focused in on the rings.
I cropped this photo to show the actual block unit that is used to create the quilt top. The color placement in my version is not quite the same as in the original version (due to my error) but I really like that it looks extra scrappy this way.
I am very pleased with how this is turning out so far. Now, I am off to dissect a few shirts and start auditioning borders! Can't wait!