Julie wanted blocks "square in a square" style with wonky and free style piecing. Now this just does not come easy to me, and find that the best way to tackle such a task is to just "go for it" - start piecing without over thinking it. The hardest part then is to allocate and ration the fabrics provided.
I do enjoy the challenge of working outside of my comfort zone both in piecing style and color/fabrics choice. It gives you an appreciation for the technique and style, and in a way is quite liberating. Although I don't dislike these blocks, admittedly my eye isn't immediately drawn to them.
Thank goodness for diversity - it continues to make us push the boundaries of traditional quilting.