Well I feel like I have run a marathon! I have finally finished the TOW challenge, the top right corner, Longwood all 57 pieces of it. I am pretty happy with it, I just need to work out the pressing for the handpiecing I need to press it a bit differently here and there so I don't lose the points in the pressing after I have worked so hard to get them in the first place. I did the small star area a bit differently to the book, I copied the piecing in the photo of the block (in the front of the book) so that I could piece the star rather than applique it.
Wow am I looking forward to going back to the normal little blocks.