Chain piecing is definitely the way to go. While I had these passing under the needle, I also pieced together as much as I could for Block 1 of 'A Merry Christmas Garden'. This one is going to keep me busy ... lots of steps and I'm revisiting needle turn applique.
Spent a lovely day today at our local patchwork group. Only 5 of us were able to make it but there was plenty of show and tell lots to chat about .... food for the soul.