That done, I went on to create a paper-pieced, folk-art star quilt. That took a lot of thinking, plotting, and reworking to get the stars to come out right, and to make it work with the small selection of scraps I had.
After tracing and numbering the pieces on the dull side of the paper, I cut them apart and ironed the shiny side of the paper onto fabric. I worked one star at a time so I didn't get confused with the random order I was trying to create to use up different fabrics.
Using the numbers, I sewed them together in order. Once I was all done, I removed the paper from the back. Since the paper didn't go into the seam allowance (except by accident), it came off pretty easily.
When it came to quilting it, a design in a book I was reading gave me an instant idea to create "beams of light" radiating from the stars. I used a longer stitch on my machine, some painters tape and very quickly I was done. In the end, I was very happy with the way it turned out. In fact, it is one of my favorite finishes.