So I set to work on my Starburst quilt blocks and it turns out that this pattern has a really neat piecing process. The overall block looks like this (sorry about the bad lighting):
When I first saw those spiky outside pieces, I thought I would have to cut rectangles and then sew things together on an angle. Wrong!
You actually make half square triangles of a background fabric and a print fabric, then slice your finished square into three strips, rearranging their order:
Mentally swap that strip that has the small printed section with the strip that has the large printed section and you'll get a picture in your head of an HST. I wish I could show you the pattern instructions but that would be violating the designer's copyright. Trust me. It's darn cool.
I especially like it because I am not the best presser in the world. If I had pieced those strips the way I originally imagined, my pressing would have been really wonky. By starting with a nice crisp HST, my individual strips held their shape much better.
All the blocks are now done. I just need to add in the sashing, cornerstones and borders. Another really fast, really fun pattern from Margot at The Pattern Basket!