I ventured over to the blog "That Quilt" who generously offers up creative solutions for piecing the Dear Jane blocks. Although the blog heavily features paper piecing, I often enjoy seeing the solutions provided there. But for this block, there was paper piecing and applique and despair. Yet this block does not have particularly tiny pieces. Because I had already been assured that EPP would be a breeze, I decided to give it a go.
And oddly, once I had the pieces prepped, sewing the block together was quite wonderful. And the accuracy on the front is amazing. (The chaos on the back suggests severe motor coordination issues, however).