Have I mentioned how much I detest ripping? It's been sitting in the closet since last fall...right next to the Pinwheel Party quilt. However, having achieved success with the Pinwheel quilt, I decided I was ready to tackle the star block again.
This time I printed out freezer paper templates for the corner squares, setting triangles, and the eight big diamonds, ironed them to the backs of all my pieces, then used them as guides to piece the block. It worked perfectly-- my points all match up, and the block finished to the correct size. Yay!