I have been playing around with making new fabric from fabric scraps and had made a piece of low volume(ish) blue fabric which has been sitting on my design wall until further inspiration would strike.
Reading Cat & Vee's blog I came across Cat's Bust a kiss blogtorial and thought "oh yes, I can try that with my made fabric, so I did and ended up with this block. The making of it made for a pleasant morning sewing and there may be a few more of these blocks appearing sometime.
I also played around with a few of the (many) strips I have lurking in the work room and ended up with this block, it could have been better balanced value wise but I just pulled some strips out and sewed like a maniac. I really enjoy doing improv piecing although I do tend to make a bit of a mess with all the fabric trimmings when I make these blocks.