Here's a good example of how a traditional quilt block can look entirely different, just by changing the scale.
For this quilt I started with 8.5" Squares. Then I made my 9 patch blocks, each one with a white center.
Since I was using a single 5 fat quarter pack I had bought a couple of years ago, I did add a couple of prints from my stash. and I used some Paris flea market and white kona for the borders, and to build it out to a twin size. I hope to get this flimsy quilted and bound for Finish it Friday
From the scraps I made a coordinating pillow sham several months ago when I first cut the squares for the quilt..