The BIG Star is a pieced fabric background. You can use the templates to show placement of colors or do it your way. No rules on this one. The Star is fabric, appliquéd somewhere in the center of the quilt. I've had this on the back of quilts, which makes it fun....but, this time it gets to be on the front side. Great throw size 64 x 76 or make it as large as you wish.