Lattice Stars is a shining option!
Large nine patches used in the stars centers, small nine patch cornerstones, flying geese using the corner triangle method, pressing for opposing seams and don't forget to measure, cut and pin the inner and final border!
All these basic techniques will surely hone ones beginning skills.
The soft gray paired with scrappy red stars is a cozy combination, but the sky is the limit when it comes to color and fabric choices! 12 stars in all, each using only 1/8 yard for that scrappy charm!
Lattice Stars measures 58" x73".