This design was a special request from my friend Jennifer of Downstairs Designs. While her version was a smaller block, it was decided for the sake of sanity (and to keep people loving paper piecing) this was better sized up to 16".
Due to the nature of the pattern, it does have a lot of pieces involved but there are no y-seams in this (or in any of my patterns. y-seams are yuck).I would recommend it for intermediate to advanced paper piecers.
Paper piecing instructions are not included. Each section is clearly labelled and seam allowance has been added for each section. All you need to do is print it out and away you go :) I suggest that you print to "Actual size".