Here I took 2 of the larger pieces and made a background:
Then I cut apart a panel of deer and raw edged appliqued the blocks to this background.
I love the 3D effect of the raw edge applique. I used a smaller then normal stitch so the fabric threads should be secure and it will fray when it's washed for a more rustic look.
I had to piece and match the panoramic panel..can you tell?
Here is the best method for me. I find the repeating pattern, choose a spot and iron a fold. Then I match this fold with the other piece and iron the whole thin together. Ironing actually makes the fibers sort of stick together....if you are careful.
Then I take this to the sewing machine, gently open out the fold in the top fabric and carefully stitch along the fold line.
It's for a twin mattress and I made it long enough so the top panel will create a pillow tuck and the bottom panel will just hang over the bottom of the mattress. Next up will be to piece the backing with his name and some leftover deer!