Happy New Year (officially)! I dyed my fabric last night, and so when I got my January block for the Lucky Stars Block of the Month, I absolutely couldn't wait to get started! I cut my fabrics according to the cutting guide, and dove right in!
The block went together really quickly and easily. If you were new to paper piecing, you could definitely do this! The instructions have step-by-step photos and text to explain how to assemble this specific block. I've paper pieced before, so I mainly just used the pattern for the cutting guide and the templates, but it was a well-thought-out pattern (I did read through the whole thing, because I wanted to give you an honest answer and tell you that the instructions were wonderful).
My kids both got Crayola lightboxes for Christmas from my aunt, and I used the lightbox to line up my fabrics to make the blocks. You could also hold your blocks up to a window or place them on top of your iPad. ;-)
I was pleasantly surprised with my fabric choices. Sometimes you just don't know how things will work together until you have the block (or project) finished. Looking forward to next month's block!