I sat down last night and had a play with paper piecing, something I've wanted to do for ages.
And it went SO WELL! It didn't take long to get the hang of at all.
The pale blue one is my first attempt, then I moved onto the other pattern. If I join four blocks together (there's two joined at the bottom of the picture) then the red lines make a diamond with a black center. I figure it would make a really nice scrappy quilt.
So thank you for the inspiration, and the nerve to actually post a picture of my work. :-)