Do you sketch out blocks you see and like - and try to figure out how they are made? I've always enjoyed doing this, especially when I haven't found the patterns I wanted locally. So here is my draft of the popular Swoon block. Now I'm doing the math to eliminate some seams and combine some small sections into larger ones. For some crazy reason I find the process very enjoyable. Next step is to make a practice block and see if I got it right.