The Sunrise Star is an awesome block. It looks complicated, but is really pretty easy.
CUTTING AND FABRIC
Fabric 1 – Background – (4) 4 in. squares and (1) 6 1/4 in square cut twice diagonally
Fabric 2 – Center Square – (1) 5 1/2 in. square
Fabric 3 – Dotted Print – (4) 2 in. squares and (1) 3 1/2 in. square cut twice diagonally
Fabric 4 – Yellow Floral – (4) 4 3/8 in. squares cut once diagonally
Draw a diagonal line across Fabric 3 – 2 in. squares.
Lay those 2 in. squares on the corner of the center square as shown above. Sew along drawn line on all four blocks.
Trim corners 1/4 in. from sewn line.
Take your Fabric 4 rectangles. Measure over 4 3/8 in. then trim off the excess corner.
Line up four triangles from step 3 with the 4 background triangles and sew together. (For some reason I flipped the fabric upside down for this picture. I think I was coloring with my toddler the same time I was taking pictures. Oops.)
Line up the remaining four triangles with Fabric 3 triangles and sew together. Trim and press.
You should now have four sets of pieces that look like this. .
Sew together making sure to match seams.
Sew background squares to each side of two of the Step 6 blocks.
Sew the two remaining Step 6 squares to each side of the center block.
Sew three strips together making sure to pin together seams.
Told you it was easy!