1. If you don't like a block, make another one. Surprisingly the world won't end and sometimes the outcome will make you smile.
2. If in doubt, cut the pieces you plan to use and lay them out. This will help you avoid unintentionally channelling Halloween if its not your thing.
3. A block that starts out looking like it is going to be a bit ho-hum can be unexpectedly pleasing. I can't really identify why I like this block so much but I do.
Now I must away and try and get my charity quilt basted. I've been successfully avoiding crawling around on the floor for days now!