So my bossy mentor Emilie showed me how to paper piece. She is a talented quilter who has been sewing since she is 7, and although she is also an excellent teacher, she tells me that everything is "easy." Ha!
The first picture is my first attempt at a NY Beauty star with Emilie there.
The second picture is my attempt at home.
The next pictures are of me, after my attempt at home. Please, keep the children away.
I decided that rather than pull all of my hair out of my head, I would try an easier paper piecing project, so I tried the Blazing Star. Much easier and a better result.