I saw this Braided Star block on Flickr and thought it was stunning. The quilter made a paper piecing pattern for her block, and I was going to draft one when I realized that the block was essentially 4 quarter log cabin blocks with the background triangles equally distributed on both sides of each block.
So here is the prototype:
It started as four 6.5" quarter log cabin blocks ...
with a triangle formed from half of a 3.5" X 6.5" rectangle sewn on opposite sides of each block. Once you sew each quarter together, you get the Braided Star block!
I'll post the tutorial for this block this weekend.