You looked at each of the small Sawtooth Stars. I know you did.
But you didn't look at each of the large stars. You noticed some are dark blue and some are light blue. But there are too many and they are too much the same for you to spend time with each one individually.
This quilt design calls for 5 Ohio Star blocks to be pieced and then outlined several times with heavy stitching. In addition 4 Ohio Star blocks are stitched between the pieced blocks. The background would then be quilted with a textural design.
Using piecing, and stitching make this more interesting than of it were simply 9 pieced blocks.
Piecing, embroidery, applique, embellishing and quilting are just a few of the techniques you can combine to make your quilts more exciting.