I just finished piecing a “Star Gazing” lap size ( 48” x 64”) quilt top. The pattern is by Britney Walsh of Soft Day Quilts. You can get the lap size pattern free on Craftsy or other sizes for $1.00.
It was very fast and fairly easy. A standard 24” rotary ruler is not long enough to draw the diagonal lines for this size block so you need a yardstick. I was also a little uncomfortable cutting the pieces after sewing the diagonals because there are no exact measures for that. You only use the cross hairs of your stitching and line up with the edges.They came out okay. I wanted to try this technique in which you make 8 HSTs at once. You can find the directions on the Craftsy blog here.
I next plan to make this pattern using scrappy fat quarters.
Enjoy some time each day sewing or quilting!