OK, this is what I was supposed to make and was planning to make until a few days ago: the dreaded sunflower block.
I drafted it out and started thinking about all those small triangles. I could make the block but I decided that I really don't want to. Even if I paper pieced it's still very intimidating. I've been working on these quilts for almost a year now and I really want to get back to fun piecing and finish the quilt.
This is what I made instead. It's called Grecian Square and I found pictures of it in several vintage quilts so it should go nicely with the other blocks. I used the blue background fabric for the corner squared to give the feel of a circle. For the rest of the fabrics, I matched as closely as I could. It was easy to put together and I really enjoyed it after working on the Lone Stars.
For my more modern quilt I chose a Delectable Flower block. I've admired it since I've seen it on a few quilts. It was deceptively difficult to piece but still a lot easier than the sunflower.
So, with those 2 blocks done I've been able to start assembling.
I've got 2 more rows of blocks on the top, an extra tall row on the bottom and then a column on either side. I still have to go slowly and carefully as the sashing is not the same size on all blocks. So far the blocks are going together well and faster than I expected. I'm beginning to think about how I'll be quilting once the top is all together.