I like this block. As drafted in the book it looked difficult, but it reminded me of the Swoon blocks I'm currently making. I redrafted the block using Quilt assistant software. I think I'll include it in the next CQ bonus block handout.
I've just added the red and white spot to my box of FWQS fabrics and I bought five fat quarters of lovely dots in Saumur from Dotty Rose The dots are embossed. Great texture.