I drew my design onto the graph paper and numbered the pieces.
..and the back.
I kept the paper pieces in while I did the appliqué, thinking it might help to keep everything flat. Then I cut the back out to remove the papers. Not sure if that worked - there are quite a few layers of fabric in places.
It's a bit crinkly. But I intend to add more crinkles later on in the quilting. 37 pieces to add to my overall total for this project, so I'm now up to 823 for Jessica's Monday Morning Star Count.