My collection of HST's grew to these blocks over the week. Each block is 9". I like arranging the blocks so you can see a radiating star. So - I will probably join 4 blocks to make 1 bigger star block and then put sashing between each block to make the stars "pop". Then again - I also like the pattern that forms when you put the blocks the other way too! Just to mix things up some - I might make the rest of the blocks reversing the lights/darks. I have no idea - for now I am just enjoying a little bit of mindless sewing - doing a bit here and there. I don't even know the name of this block pattern! For the outside border - I've been cutting "bricks" of the dark greens at the same time. In anycase, I do like it - and it has turned a neat little pile of fat quarters into some pretty blocks!