This was paper pieced.It is called palm leaves. I did it slightly different than the pattern, the pattern called for two of the leaves to be facing inside.
I've found one if the reasons I don't like paper piecing is the fabric it wastes.But the results are awesome!
I almost had to rip some seams when I didn't make sure I had enough of some of the greens I was using! Because each paper pieced part is half of the palm leaf.