Admittedly it is not my favorite thing to do. But, sometimes...it is necessary. Here is a star block completed yesterday It is one of Carol Doak's 50 Fabulous Stars.
But, what I really wanted to share with you is the idea/fact that these stars can be used as "portions" and not just as whole blocks. They are pieced in 4 units...which can be treated as individual elements. Here is the same block...or half-block really...with alternating directions. It makes a pretty effective border treatment I think.
Some day, perhaps, I'll get around to completing the paper pieced Indian Orange Peel quilt that I bought foundation papers for...years ago!
The pattern is by Karen K. Stone...who has a new book out too...and it is on my wish list!