Sometimes I think a block looks like fun to make and then I find out I don't enjoy making them. I decided to try this one with some batiks that mostly aren't my favorites. This is a stack of six 10" squares with 4 cuts made through them.
Then I shuffled some of the layers. You can also choose to make it a 2 fabric block with the center square being the same fabric as the triangles.
Here are the 6 resulting blocks sewn but not yet pressed or trimmed.
This is the book with the instructions that I am using. I did a search and found there is a You Tube video called Layer em up with Sharyn Craig from June 2009 that demonstrated cutting and sewing this block. The book was published in 2009 and I think it is out of print. She calls this block the X block and mentions that it is also called Old Italian Block among other names. She shows layouts of edge to edge blocks, sashing between blocks, and borders around each block.
I'm going to make 6 more blocks and trim all of them and then decide if I want to make a whole quilt of them with my favorite fabrics.