Following up on the Quilt for Us post, I have now succeeded in making the block correctly:
Wow! It really looks good with the correct fabric choices for the center blocks. I can tell you, this is a real big exercise for my addled brain, making sure those claws face the right way when I sew them onto the 3.5 inch block. Of all the things I've lost to MS, I miss my brain the most! Perhaps if I keep exercising it with projects like this one, it'll return. There's always hope, right?