I've been using the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star ruler from Studio 180 Design to make my blocks. It is bewildering looking at first but I've found it very easy to use once I gave it try.
Now the originator, Deb Tucker, has added instructions for using the ruler to make more complicated looking versions of the Lemoyne star block, including a banded version and a striped version she calls Liberty Star. See photos below.
Instructions and video demonstrations for both versions, plus a couple of other variations are at the Studio 180 website. I plan to try one of these variations sometime.
Kim has been hosting Scrap Basket Sundays. Visit her blog for links to the other scrappers and see what they are up to.