Since the Tri-Recs rulers were already out, I thought I'd go ahead and make a second block this month using the same basic shapes.
This time, because we are making a four patch, the basic shapes can all be cut out of 3.5 inch strips. From brown, use the "tri" part of the ruler to cut out 4 triangles.
Then, with the background fabric folded right sides together, use the "rec" tool to cut 4 pairs of wing pieces.
Getting the blocks all pointed in the correct direction is probably the only tricky part of this block. starting on the upper right and working around, the top point should be up, right, bottom and left. The diagonals are always pointing away from one another. Just check against the picture to be sure you've got it right.
Go ahead and sew the four patch unit together and the sampler part of your block will be ready to go. It should be 6.5 inches unfinished.
Here it is with the star points added.