I'm happy with this star, although I didn't follow the method in the instructions either. I attempted to create the corner blocks with a HST method, but couldn't wrap my head around how to make a four-patch that would have the right dimensions to cut in half diagonally. I see someone else has posted a link to a method and I'm going to check it out. I used more hand dyes to with the light marbled background to match the other blocks I've made for this Block Party. You can see I've been watching more than participating, but I'm learning something every week.