I love the Alamo Star, and think it's my favourite block so far. Why? Not because my seams are perfect because they aren't. Because I got to use my new Tri Recs ruler to make it, and because when I first started quilting I joined an online group called Southern Cross Quilters, and this block is their logo.
I had loads of trouble with the framed 4-patch which should be really simple. I had the wrong dimensions, then I adjusted them, but it still turned out too large. Nothing a little trimming wouldn't fix though.