My first idea was to set the friendship blocks on point and piece an alternate block of a bright colored fabric square surrounded by dark blue fabric. I only had this much planned out but liked it so stitched it together in diagonal rows.I chose bright colored fabrics to coordinate with the friendship blocks I received for my alternate blocks. I wanted the star blocks to stand out but a solid fabric in that space was just too much color if I used the bright fabrics or too dark if I used all dark blue so split the difference and used both. The photo makes it look skewed but that is just the angle I took the photo I guess because it really is square at this point. I started piecing this quilt the end of August working slowly as it has taken me months to get it finished. This has been one of those quilts that I have thoroughly enjoyed working on, planning and contemplating each step of this quilt.