I did the second option as it looked more like a star to me, and that is what the theme to me was for the year...
It is paper piecing. Took a couple of tries to remember how to do, but it is done now. I had forgotten the step of folding the lines and then trimming the fabric so it is 1/4 inch from the line, but once I remembered that it went together rather quickly (for me). One afternoon. Maybe three hours?
I just have to find the other blocks and put this project together now!
In person the blue in the center spoke and the strip around it are different shades of blue. It's a little distracting the way it shows in the photo.
I'm linking to the others so you can see how they interpreted the block:
I've been very busy and notice I have not blogged in a while, but I wanted to be sure to get this block posted so I could be in the drawing! : )