Dare I say it; this block actually went quite well. A couple of the others (I'm looking at you, Jewel and Anne) have been varying degrees of disastrous, so it was a relief to have one that went together relatively easily! Although I think this was largely because I abandoned any attempts at foundation piecing and went for good old fashioned english paper piecing.
Of course, the central triangles (which make up the central squares) were ridiculously tiny, but aside from the challenge of actually basting them, the whole thing was incredibly simple as an EPP block. And if you've never sewn an EPP block to a machine sewn block, rest assured that it's a piece of cake - just iron the seam allowances flat once you've removed the papers from the entire block, then trim to the correct size (I don't cut my seam allowances exactly, and tend to make them a bit generous on the edge pieces if I know I'll be doing this later) and you can machine sew it as normal. I've never had any issues with points matching up etc, as EPP blocks tend to be very precise.
I keep meaning to share my plan for these farmers wife blocks, but since it's all still a long way from construction (and I always seem to be writing these posts in a rush about three hours before Kerry needs them posted), I'll hold off a bit longer - I am determined to finish my expanded My Small World quilt before I even think about starting another quilt top. I'll try to take a snap of all my blocks together when I sew my next block in mid-June though.