|Yes. Those are pirates ships. I love that blanket.|
I'm in love with this star block. You can find a tutorial for it here.
I made a slight variation of the block by adding little triangles to all four corners to continue the octagonal shape. To make the block large enough for a wall decoration, I plan on adding borders. I've already fussy cut some green dot fabric I had from last years pot holders and applied it in a way that when the next border is added you will see the dots all line up framing the block! I can't wait to finish it up!