These twinkling star blocks are machine paper pieced and rather slow going, but for the sake of accuracy it is a technique well worth the extra effort. I drew up my own foundation papers for a six inch finished block, and have since discovered that this same paper pieced design/pattern is available in, and featured on the front cover of this book:
by Nancy Mahoney
This star block is a traditional pattern from the 1930's and isn't unlike a Kaleidoscope block.
I have set up my work area for better work flow; moving the ironing board alongside and at the same height as the sewing machine was definitely a step in the right direction for efficiency. The rubbish bin for threads and used papers is right at my feet. Coffee within easy reach.
There are many blocks already at various stages of completion with good intentions to work on creating more on the weekend.