I'm not going to scream.... actually I think it turned out OK. I might lose a point here and there, but that can be fixed by more accurate piecing. I didn't like the method in the book at all. I found if I cut a 6-inch section out of the strips (two strips laying right sides together) I can get 2 cuts which is four star points. I do have to remember to take a scant 1/4-inch seam though.
Overall I'm pleased. Only 11 blocks and 9 partial blocks to go.
I'll keep you posted. Thanks for letting me growl.