I've been tempted for some time now to give paper piecing a try. I saw a Beginners BOM on Janeen's blog a while back, and decided to finally attempt it. Today I pulled out some Pure charm squares I had left over from another project, printed off the pattern, and away I went. I'd love to say all went well, but not so much. The first block I had the middle fabric off a bit and was left with a hole in my block. I can't remember what I did wrong on the second one, but I'm happy to say my third attempt was a success! I made three more blocks after that, and now have the beginnings of a little candle mat. These blocks are just laid out together...hopefully I can get back to my sewing tomorrow.
I also got brave earlier and printed off a pineapple block pattern to try next. This block had five pieces...the pineapple block has 29! I wonder how many times I can mess that one up before I get it right? LOL