I've made these blocks before and they annoyed me because they weren't very good and there's a lot of bulk at the centre. Making them smaller has helped - and I do the corner triangles oversized, then trim the lot down, so at least the final block is square and the right size.
Here is how the dog spends the day, lying by the front door waiting for my husband to get home. At least she's not ripping up the furniture or digging in the garden, but doesn't she look sad? I can't believe she spends all day there but evidence so far suggests she does.
And otherwise I am having a crankypants day. I had a mammogram this morning - just routine but still my two least favourite things of waiting around and being poked and prodded - on top of a crap sleep last night, and it's hot and humid with a big storm coming. I just bent over to pick something up and whacked my head on the sofa, number one's baseball this afternoon is on the other side of town, the guy in Lincraft overcharged me $6.50 and I didn't notice until I got home, and generally my metaphorical undies are bunched. I am taking it out by shouting at the cat, who doesn't notice and won't care.