Here's to ending the year off with a bang! (or a whimper) According to the book, this is the block with the largest number of pieces.
And, yes, it did take me longer than anticipated to finish (hence the late post) but it wasn't difficult. Just time consuming.
My tips are to pay attention to the direction you are pressing in to minimize bulky seams and to measure and square up the sections as you move along.
Well, this block starts of with a pile of 1/2 square triangles.
Here is the block with all those 1/2 square triangles set out. First I worked on the centre. I did the Ohio star block in the centre.
And added the borders around. Plus, I started connecting all those 1/2 square triangles.