Certain patterns must be adjusted in some fashion to fit a format
with 90 degree corners.
The half-block might have been a more practical solution.
Some do reject the common solutions and explore new options.
Any hexagonal pattern has to be tamed....
You cannot just let them run free.
The large star of diamonds often presents problems when you
draft your own diamond. Here we have a 9-pointed star. Best
solution is probably to applique it to a background and hope no
one can count beyond eight.
Related problem. Fill in the gaps and call it eight.
Another Lone Star problem is a bump in the center.
Not a good solution--but a solution....