Believe it or not, I've actually been working on the Stars and Squares quilt! The borders have been completed, and I am working on the main portion. I have finished my first nine-patch block! It's the center block of the quilt. Here it is:
This was not done without tribulation. I had to sew the final seam four times. The first time, the three patches I added were offset by a quarter inch. The second time, I sewed the wrong edges together! The third time, the center point didn't match the center seam of the central square. The fourth time was the charm.