I admired them (and drooled over them) for quite a while before deciding I'd actually make one.
The blocks in each pack are much the same size so I have pulled blocks from each and bit by bit stitched a few. Here they are so far on my 'design wall' (grand name for a bit of wadding pinned to a pine rod ?)
bit lot guilty that they look so wrinkly and neglected up there. So I got them down, gave them an iron, cropped some photos, and ...hey presto - here are a few of them looking a bit better now :
I have tried different ways to hand applique over the years and, like many others, have had some sad, sad experiences with markers. Nothing new to a lot of you I know, but the method I use now for fiddly work is the template-free Back-Basting. I love the fact there is no glue and no marking the front of the work, and that the pieces stay put for accuracy. A great tutorial is available at the link. It was a moment of enlightenment when I discovered this method when trawling blogs...thank you generous bloggers!