I got completely side-tracked.
And ended up with this:
Then there was a graduation....
Then I was a vendor at a quilt show....
Everything is finally back in place and I can sew again! I had admired a quilt with the hourglass blocks set in columns, so they made vertical rows of crooked squares. I tried that.
Then I made some blocks that included RED. I don't know why, I just like brown and red together.
Then I tried just putting the four small blocks from each set together to make larger blocks.
I had to stop and make one more set of blocks. Then I sewed them together and put them back up on the design wall.
I'll revisit the column idea at a later date.