The block above is the January block. It went together faster because it only has 4 main pieces instead of 8. I was not careful when cutting and cut too much so I had to make one of the 4 over. The dark purple in the upper left hand corner does not come to a good point because it folded weird. It is really bugging me, so I might rip it apart and make that fourth over. I have to look at it again because it might get covered up by the 1/4 inch seam allowance when I sew it to the next block. I have time to ponder that before I decide what to do.
All in all I am quite pleased with how the 2 blocks turned out. I really wasn't sure if I could do it. I don't want to say it didn't take some skill, but I really think it was more about patience. I worked on these about 4 hours today and already had about an hour into the top block. That seems like way too long, but maybe I will get better and quicker with each block I do. Thank you to Don't Call Me Betsy for giving me the kick in the pants I needed to try paper piecing. It was only $10 to sign up (I think it is $15 now), and well worth it to stretch beyond my comfort zone.
UPDATE - I just realized one section has the 2 purple sections BACKWARDS! UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!