Look very carefully at the back side of this vintage 8 pointed star block. The maker has pieced 1/4″ and 1/2″ pieces together to get a piece of fabric big enough for a star point or a background piece. She was very thrifty and did not waste any fabric which is what crumb quilting is all about.
The February sampler block can be found at www.countrythreads.com. Have you made your blocks?