This is the block I received from Janet.
I sat with it for a couple of days, just enjoying the colors and prints. Then I sewed together some wonky half square triangles into a sawtooth row, added some strips and piecing I'd done for other projects, and had this:
It took a couple of days (at least!) to get it that far but after that I was well and thoroughly stuck. I think I showed y'all some of the blocks I'd made with this project in mind but I wasn't happy with what was developing. Then one day I had the presence of mind to ask myself "What is the most dramatic thing I could do to Janet's block?"
The answer was to cut it into quarters. Well, that was a bit too drastic for my nerves but I did slice it. And then I inserted a strip off of some other experimental piecing I'd done.