I did not care one bit for this block - Queen Charlotte's Crown. So I played with stripes. I really like the way my version looks in the thumbnail where I changed the block design slightly to do something a little different. I'm showing it to you in the smallest thumbnail because it shows the effect best.
In the original block, the upper right and lower left squares were made of half-square triangles which met the "crowns" in Y-seams at the inner corners. I don't really mind doing Y-seams anymore, but I did mind the block and thought it would be interesting to play the two stripes into each other in a more yin-yang coloration.
I like it a lot better now, so I'm thinking I should correct my sloppiness.