All of the following blocks are from the various books by Elly Sienkiewicz.
The first block I ever appliqued and it is not too bad.
Some things I learned are:
Use a good quality background fabric....I did not.
Be sure you like metallics in your fabric....I do not.
Only put colors in that you really like....I did not.
If your cherries look like cannon balls, stop after the first one, don't keep going...I did not.
Learn from it and move on...I did!