I tried paper piecing a paper crane. I found a picture online and outlined it to create the template. Then I printed it out, cut up the pieces and put it all together. I love the look of paper piecing, but it's hell on my hands. It's hard for me to hand sew for very long due to my carpel tunnel.
The original plan was to make a 12-panel baby quilt (each panel is about 11x8"). I had drafted up 2 other designs, a cherry blossom and another view point of a paper crane, but I realized after this one panel that my hands could not handle doing 12 of these. It'll probably end up being a wall hanging for my daughter's room once I do the backing and binding.
Crafting and creating keeps me sane and happy. Previous projects listed here.