I now have 1/2 of the blocks done, 6 of the one pattern I posted the pic of. Now for the 2nd set of 6, it is from a harder pattern.
I am glad I did them in applique, but do not think I am a life long convert to the technique.
If I finish the next 6 in time and have some time, I may attempt a second set this one of foundation paper piecing. I created a rooster pattern just in case.