After making the star block, I decided to go back and sew some blocks from the Summer Sampler Series. I made the Arkansas Traveler and the Minnesota blocks. I did not much care for piecing diamonds. it took me a couple of tries to get them lined up perfectly. I did really start to enjoy paper piecing though.
this block was less successful. i really regret my fabric choices on this one and the hope is that it will hide amongst the quilt as a whole.