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After all your comments, encouragement, and tips, I decided to hook up my printer, make some copies of the pattern, and try again with my paper piecing.
I have no idea if I'm doing it *right* or not, but it worked! :)
Here's the block I made today (in the fabrics originally intended for the pattern -- using paper piecing)
Here's the one I made yesterday.
Not too much difference actually.
I might use this as my 3x6 Sampler Bee block. :)
(And I didn't forget I owe you a giveaway) ;)