I was up late finishing Block 1 for JudyL's Star BOM, but I'm happy with the way it turned out. I had a little trouble trying to figure out which way to press those seams. I had more trouble with the flying geese units. Those little suckers give me trouble every time I make them, and that's me, not the directions. I usually have the best luck oversizing them and then squaring them up, but I was too tired to try to figure out where the center mark was for a unit that was supposed to measure 3-5/16" wide, so I just cut the pieces using the dimensions given. Nothing a little fudging couldn't fix!
It looks like the block narrows towards the bottom in the photo, but it doesn't--that just happens to be the angle at which I took the picture.
Credit where credit is due:
The "Rhode Island" block can be found in the EQ6 Block Library and is copyright-free.