The squares and triangle points went together quickly and easily.
When I lined up the pieces, I had excess in the middle where the triangle was supposed to meet at a nice point. Instead, you see where there is a big gap.
Lastly, since I want to donate this as a QOV, I needed to make it slightly longer so I added a strip of extra squares and some more background fabric. It's definately large enough now and come quilting time, I will quilt that white background down tight.
As for the second top, I'm not sure if I'll work another star with all the cuts, re-checking the measurements of my background fabrics or if I'll choose another scrappy pattern and just go from there. Maybe stripes of background and pieced squares or maybe a disappearing nine-patch.