#1 I forgot is how hard it is (for me) to sew together four blocks where 8 points meet at the corner so they meet accurately and lie flat after pressing. Whew! I haven't tried it with these but from past experiences I know it's a challenge.
#2 I forgot how hard it is not to see pinwheels or lozenges when hourglass blocks meet. It requires really careful placement. I haven't rearranged these blocks for that placement so who knows what you see.
To avoid both, I thought maybe I could separate the blocks with sashing.
But probably not black sashing. But if not black, what color? And maybe not sashing at all. A bad idea, I think.
#3 I didn't realize how light grey these plaid fabrics would look, especially when just looking at the fabric up close they look black and natural-to-tan in color. I thought they would look warmer.
Maybe I could turn the blocks so the triangles together form squares. That takes care of the pinwheel problem but there's just so much light grey! And now I have rows and columns. They remind me of Chinese Lanterns.
Or maybe I could makes stars (if I turn all the blocks in the right direction to form a star).
Or maybe not. Unless I do something different about the blocks beside the star points. Or maybe not, anyway.
As so often happens, I'm wondering: What was I thinking?!
The results of these blocks do not come close to the vision I had in mind when I began.