Updated from my earlier whine! LOL
A-3 Hunter's Moon
I still have to do some cleaning and squaring up, but I just may do it over when I get better at hand-piecing and applique.
Here's how I ended up doing it, after trying several ways:
I cut the background on the diagonal and machine-stitched it back together.
Cut the circle out of the middle.
Cut the melons and the center star.
Hand-sewed the melons to the center star creating a circle.
Hand-sewed the circle into the main background block.
I kept using the same fabric and it's quite frayed now, but I'm ready to move on and see what's next. If I get better down the road, I'll re-do this block with clean, fresh fabric and will be sure the star and the background are going the same way.
This was my whine earlier today:
No pic because I did the colors in reverse!!! I have to start all over. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!