I learned back in the 'olden' days and believe me I like making quilts the 'modern' way. I think all blocks would be perfect if made larger and trimmed down. Most 'experts' do not make quilts, just think they know the 'right' way to make them. I make my quilts to suit me, pattern or not, colors I like, etc. I have not made any heirloom quilts and I don't plan to. My quilts are for warmth, I thought that was what the whole idea was.I think the most important thing is to make them to please the maker.