This is my block as it appears in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks:
I named it Chained Star - you will understand why when you begin playing with multiplle blocks!
This is one of the blocks I designed to utilize 6.5" charms (unfinished size) of those great novelty and bold floral prints that are so difficult to cut into smaller pieces. For the block above, I used leftovers from a layer cake pack that were sitting on my sewing table at the time. It doesn't look anything like the bright colors I usually work with in Electric Quilt when I play with designs! Below are some computer-generated blocks, in my more usual colors, that show other ways to color this block.
In the bottom two, you can see how the "star" can pretty much vanish when the color placement is changed. They're all great designs, but I think I like the ones with the prominent star best. Which do you like best? Leave a comment to this question for a chance to win a free issue of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, vol. 3! On May 7, a lucky winner will be chosen from all who reply.