I have been persevering with it and have made another test piece in the colours I'm thinking of for the quilt I want to make.
I have to admit that though it's satisfyingly good for producing tiny shapes, I find this kind of piecing a bit tedious:-) It's useful experience though and maybe practice will make perfect eventually! Who knows, maybe a full size New York Beauty is in my future....
My plan (at this stage more of an aspiration, really) is a quilt with a dandelion clock at one bottom corner, with seeds drifting off across the quilt. I thought that I can square up the seed blocks in such a way that they drift at different angles.
But I have a question for experienced paper piecers. Ignoring the obvious mistakes, it looks two seam-y to me and I think it did in my first prototype too. Do you think this would impact on a quilt? Or do you think that your eye isn't distracted by seams once the whole thing is quilted? Any thoughts would be much appreciated.