The fabrics kind of scream 1970's.
I even took it to a guild meeting and asked a lady there who demonstrated the folded star once. Still not much help. So it sat some more. As you can see this thing came with several layers.
and then a piece of unbleached muslin. I made one of these years ago in red and white and I don't remember all this excess fabric on the bottom. For the record, I put mine in a wooden embroidery hoop and hung it on the wall.
Then a couple of weeks ago I showed a hexagonal table topper that I had made using Luann's tutorial on her Loose Threads blog. Doreen commented and said it was a nice way to use up orphan blocks and the light bulb went on. Finally a way to use that folded star. So I got busy and found some fabric at Joann's for the outer border and here it is all finished.
I didn't even notice when I bought the border fabric that it had gold metallic thread or paint on it. It really makes the border look special.