As promised, here's the tutorial for making a scrappy twinkle star quilt block, as I used in this quilt:
This process is very similar to the one used for the Crazy Square Quilt Blocks. Again, minimal measuring and precision - my kind of quilting! For each star, you will need:
(8) 4 inch background squares (mine are white)
(1) 4 inch center square
scraps of fabric, somewhat rectangular in shape, one straight long edge
You will sew your scraps on 4 of your background squares, the other 4 will remain white. Lay a scrap across your background square, right sides together, angled like so:
Sew a 1/4 inch seam allowance:
Iron your scrap fabric back along the seam. Your piece will now look like this:
Repeat this process so you have a total of 4 background squares sewn in this manner. Now you will sew your second scrap piece on. Lay your scrap piece angled across, right sides together:
Sew a 1/4 inch seam and iron back as you did with the first side. Your piece will now look like this:
Flip your piece over to the back side and using your background square as a guide, trim all excess over-hanging fabric off, along all sides.
Repeat with all 4 background squares. You should have 4 squares that look something like this:
Lay out your 4 plain background squares, your 4 sewn background squares, and your 1 center square to create a star.
Sew your squares into rows, then your rows together, pressing all seams. And you should now have a finished star block.
For the baby quilt, I made 20 of these. If you use the chain sewing method that I talked about in the Crazy Square Quilt Block tutorial it will go much faster.