Above are 4 of my Maverick Star blocks, with their frames. I am trying to reduce scraps here, ladies!! My center blocks are 5-1/2" square. I am surrounding them with strips from my 1-1/2" strip bin in scrappy darks or lights. For the outermost border, I am cutting one width of fabric, selvage to selvage. I can get two 7-1/2", two 11-1/2", and two 2-1/2" squares (which is the size of the centers and corners of the Maverick Stars) with just a sliver of waste. Voila!!
That makes these blocks 11-1/2" square. I like the rest the same-fabric outer borders gives the eyes.