I started on the blocks. It started off fine but as soon as I started on the second round of piecing my troubles started. See below. It really was like painting yourself into the corner, you can see on the first block a sort of large ugly rectangle, same happened on the second block where quite frankly I cheated. (Bows head in shame) I am finding this great fun but quite difficult and am not at all sure about the results. Here are several lessons that I have learned.
1st: Don't finish off the stiching of your pieces because if you make a mistake they are a pain to unpick.
2nd: Move your supposrt fabric well out of the way before you trim your seams!!
3rd: Make sure you have overlapped your fabrics otherwise nasty little holes appear. Perhaps that's where embellishing started!!
The blocks are about 9 inches square (at the moment).
Off to dye some lace for the next stage. What fun!