Link to see how others interpreted this block:
In my quest to avoid hand stitching I found a site where I learned how to make an eight pointed star:
(I realized after looking closer that y-seams might be involved, so I jumped on the method taught at this site)
So here is my block!
I found a nice tutorial for marking the pieces that I may use another time (it's a variation of what I did two years ago when I did the hexagons for Alida's challenge.)
I need to get more comfortable with hand stitching, but pleased that I figured out a way to complete the blocks!