Someone in my Tuesday Morning Quilt group issued a challenge.  We each got a block - same star, different fabrics - and could do whatever we wanted, minimum size 24x24.  This was a real learning experience for me - making the templates, choosing fabric, designing my quilt.  The piecing and quilting was the least of it.  I didn't finish in time for the challenge due date and was in Italy when all were shared, but I'm pleased with the result.  It's for a table (to put a vase on) or a hanging.  The original square is the one in its own picture.  To see what the very accomplished quilters in my group did, go here:
 Star Challenge