I finished block One.
I decided to put my little yellow circles on top and not do reverse applique'.
I think I was able to achieve a better result. I also did not do the embroidery for the stems.
I also changed my background fabric. I started stitching block one on the other background and did not enjoy stitching on it at all - too many little white leaves on top of the fabric and they were a difficult to stitch through. My new background is Kona Cotton and I really like it.
I did prewash the Kona because it looked like it might shrink when it was washed.
Looking back I am glad I did not check out the individual blocks too closely before starting this quilt.
I mostly just looked at the whole quilt and really liked it. I think some of these blocks are going to prove to be a little difficult for me.....I don't mind circles but all those little fingers and tiny outer curves in the pineapple block are proving to be a problem and I see more of them in other blocks.
Do any of you have any tips?