As I did not have a cheater cloth, I had to trace the design onto my fabric. I did not have the design anywhere, so I started by drawing a 6" block, from there I added the points of the stars, each line measuring 3" long.
I thought it came out quite good...
I then stitched free motion in a straight line. It was quite hard to keep the line straight, especially when I stopped in the middle of one flowing line. So then when I came to a corner I placed my hands as low as I possibly could, not to pause and risk going off the line again.
So here is my template for stitching on a line
As I went around the star the design came on nicely...
As I got to the last point of the star I aimed to finish right in the corner of star.
Here is my finished practice block for Quilt Along #5 - Stippling in Blocks