This is a traditional block called 'Honey Bee'. The lady who taught me this block thought that the petal shapes were bees and the nine-patch in the middle was the honey pot. I have always loved this block and it has worked well with the colours from Jennifer's inspiration fabric. This was one of the first blocks I made when I learned patchwork in a little local shop in Australia. We were taught how to draw the block pattern on paper, transfer it to stencil plastic, cut from the fabrics and then hand-sew the whole block together.
Here is the original block from 2003 and here it is with its friends in my first quilt, on my bed.