Here is the scoop. I designed this block several months ago after looking at Carol Doak's "50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars". A great book I will add.
I like her stars, but none of them are what I wanted, a Compass Star.
So I designed my own. The instructions given in the pdf below are learned from Ms. Doak's book and I give her full credit. The pattern though is mine.
I had several other ideas in mind, but work and projects that need doing kept me from exploring those ideas in the last couple of months. After I saw how well Connie Hadba's Compass Star went over, I decided this would be the BotM for July 15th.
Many thanks to my pattern tester and translator, Patrice J.
Feel free to ask questions.
tim in san jose
Pattern and Instructions for July 15th's BotM.