How Many Ties Will I Need for Starry Path Block?

How many ties do you want to use?
Do you have STRIPED ties?
Big Geometric ones?
Will you make one pillow? Wall hanging?
Shown are 5 different arrangements of single block. All require the same amount of fabric and patience. Which layout best uses the ties you have?
When you decide, you will know how many ties you will need for a block. Note: this design, as shown, uses a non-tie-like fabric for the background of the star.

2 ties5 ties common backgrounds

3 ties4 ties colored block


8 ties colored block