It seems to me that when arranged in straight diagonal rows this pattern is also known as Sunshine & Shadows. So far I haven't verified that yet.
I'm going to keep a yellow or other light running through the center of my blocks. It remains to be seen how the blocks will be put together in the end. I can pretty well guarantee that my finished quilt will not be as big as Nifty's! ;- )
Meanwhile, there's a baby quilt I promised to make. It's been a struggle to get that project started too but I think I may have come up with a plan. It involves red and a black & white zebra stripe:
That's the backside of the stripe in the photo above. The baby's not due until April so I'm not stressing about getting this done. Not yet anyway!