The block that I have been seeing so many times on blogs and Pinterest, also, is the Swoon block. There are lots of half square triangles, a center square, four small squares, four rectangles and four flying geese. And I almost forgot in the background at the edge I think there would be three small squares in each corner.
I think you can see the pieces in this picture and I believe I got the count right. I did, however, see some scrappy swoon blocks that appeal to me since I do love scrappy so much.
On this block, I like the fact that it's based on pretty much one color. This one could be made up entirely of half square triangles and little squares. I am thinking charm squares and would just have to figure out the size of the small square after making the hst.
I love the colors in this one - what a pretty pillow. On one blog, I saw a huge swoon block that was a quilt big enough to cover a bed. That could be drafted out and would be really pretty.
Another nice block, but a couple of the triangles are a bit light. I think it might also be pretty to use different fabrics but stay constant in certain areas - for instance have all the rectangles the same, the four corner squares alike, etc. So many different ways you could plan out the block.
This swoon block is done entirely in hst and small squares plus the large center of the star which is a picture from the fabric. This is a pretty one, also. Will I make a Swoon block? I would enjoy doing one and might go for a pillow or something small. Hard telling what this old hag will do!! I'd like to do everything I see but that is not possible - so will just keep going as I have been and see what happens!