Block 84 of The Splendid Sampler™, “Early Bird” by Joan Ford, is one that falls directly into my “really difficult to piece” category. Fortunately, a second version of the block using paper-piecing was given, so there was no doubt which way to go. Moreover, taking into account I now have a serious problem of fabric shortage, and I’d better play safe, and using scraps, rather than risking big pieces of fabric with an uncertain outcome.
Paper-piecing this one was not difficult; the only thing to be considered is the thickness of the horizontal seams when it comes to plan the quilting. The eye is embroidered using satin-stitch.
The pattern and link party can be found here.