Here is a quilt I designed and built a series of classes around. Looks more complicated than it is, there are many different techniques taught through the different star blocks.
The New York Beauty block teaches foundation piecing, the Dove blocks are curved piecing, Chain Blocks demonstrate some strip piecing, the Sawtooth Stars and borders teach how to make half-square triangles easily; the Hearts are machine applique; the Asymmetrical Stars use templates and the largest star uses strip piecing to make the star points.
All the fabrics in my quilt are commercial batiks and the photo just doesn't do it justice! You can visit my website if you are interested in the patterns. Thanks for looking!