My latest favorite quilt designer, Edyta Sitar. I purchased two of her books, Scrappy Firework Quilts and Friendship Strips and Scraps. Here's my first 8-point star in the making, from a pattern in Edyta's Scrappy Firework Quilts book. The scrappy diamond pattern looks intricate but the technique is easy enough, provided you measure and cut carefully. This is a little ambitious for my first-time, 8-point star, but I wanted a more challenging project, and I wanted to make something I really love. My greatest challenge has been to distribute colors and prints evenly throughout the star. Matching each point of every little diamond went quickly once I mastered the technique...again, a little care ended with good results. Now it's time to piece the star together. This will be a wall hanging when it's completed.