Paper Piecing

Last Thursday was the first workshop for my year-long quilting project. We are paper-piecing stars - 13 different designs - that will be sewn together to make a queen-sized quilt (maybe. Thinking I may make it into a smaller, throw-sized blankie instead.) 

We finished one of the four pieces in class - 
which left me three to panic over sew at home. A little strip-piecing,
some double-checking of pattern pieces (check twice thrice, sew once is my new motto),
a little pinning and seaming,
and  . . . . . .
my very first paper-pieced star. One down, twelve to go.