Except with string quilts, I don't get paper piecing.
Here's the story.
I bought this pattern forever ago. To make a quilt for myself ( #53).
I decided it would be a perfect design for Natalia's Sampler Christmas quilt.
Those four star points call for paper piecing. I
kind-of read the directions, didn't have a way to make copies of the paper pattern, and thusly proceeded to make myself a template, and cut and piece regularly.
It didn't work out perfectly.
Could someone please explain paper piecing to me?
Do you cut your pieces after? Do you sew on the line on the template?
I didn't get it when I read the pattern.
The block is still (mostly) pretty, but if you look at the top, it doesn't all line up quite right (sorry Natalia!). Some of the other seams don't line up either. I guess you could call it a Monet (you know, looks good from a distance)...