Some blocks just aren't all that dramatic when you make them by themselves. Maybe you're on the receiving end of a packet with a "boring" block, and you wonder what the hay your swap mate was thinking when they picked out the block for that month. Then a few months/years later, you see the finished project and realize that all those simple blocks were put together in one quilt, they turned out to be fairly stupendous together after all.
This? Is one of those blocks. It doesn't look like much by itself, but a whole quilt full of string blocks or selvage blocks like this would be a-mazing!! Who's going to be the first one to crank out a whole quilt full of these puppies?
My inspiration for this block came directly from here and indirectly from here.