I decided to show you the other piece I made for my partner. This is called the Starburst Hotpad. For a first attempt, it came out pretty well. Its a neat proceedure. You can find the pattern HERE, and you can find a video that explains how to create the starburst HERE. I didnt find the video till AFTER I was finished but I did figure it out on my own eventually.
I liked this one so much, I made another one for myself....
So now that I have the technique down, I can make more pretty easily and I dont need the pattern now. Give it a try.