Layer Cake Quilt Along - Blocks Eight & Nine

Catching up...again... I was waiting for a scrap for Block Eight, and Block Nine provided me with the perfect one.
 As I flipped through the remaining layer cake slices, I realized, once again, I needed to use the black. It looks okay here - the stripes all go the right direction, which is nice - but I don't love it. I might take out a couple seams and try to get it squarer, then play with the layout again.
 Love this one, though. I planned on making it with the star points, but it ended up looking better this way. The star got lost against the bright red, whereas the square looks more focused.
Now I'm only two blocks behind, and those two are still just waiting on the right scraps.