I really don’t know how much I wish to say about this block; other than it took me almost half a day !
The “block hints” section of the Dear Jane website recommends that the center star be appliqued on, because it is too difficult to do it otherwise. I will say, it was not easy, and mine is definitely not completely straight, but I still like it better pieced than having appliqued it! The center star is slightly smaller than one inch (2.5 cm). I placed a quarter in the corner of the photo, so one could get a better impression of the size.