MardiGras Star reminds me of the bejeweled costumes and jewelry worn during MardiGras celebrations. The diamond ribboned borders remind me of the brightly colored necklases that adorn MardiGras costumes. Try different color schemes and watch the amazingly different designs that pop out. Pattern includes paperpiece patterns for MG Star block and Diamond Ribbon border blocks, including complete instructions for block , borders and quilt assembly with aproximate yardage requirements. Also, included is a coloring page to play with. Try out different colorings for your own personal design. Finished Quilt 56" by 56" Easily enlarge your quilt by adding more blocks. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Intermediate-paper or foundation piecing. Intermediate quilt piecing. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Quilt-56" by 56" Individual blocks-8" by 8"