Okay, it is official now...have just completed Block #1 - even though only 1 of those large cherries and 17 small gold centers, I can see the advantages of the paper pieces vs. Perfect Circles...especially down the road when tackling that border! I chose to do the little centers raised rather than reverse applique.
Thanks Sharon for all the patience and assistance in describing how to set up the blog. I am brand new to Blogger and don't even have my site up and running....still playing with the arrangements. There were some glitches with our Mozilla but everything is okay for now. In the meantime, I am still posting on WordPress also - just put a lengthier post up this afternoon at that location. Drop by for a visit (http://taylorsoutback.wordpress.com)
Have a good week and Happy Stitching all those cherries.