This block drove me up the walls! It certainly made me see the advantages of hand piecing. If Jane had had a sewing machine this quilt would NEVER have happened.
So here's what I ended up doing after many unsuccessful attempts at "real" piecing.
Print or trace the block diagram onto foundation paper, number, and cut out as in the photo.
Foundation piece all the numbered sections and trim their seam allowances to 1/4".
Assemble the center section of the block.
Sew the four outside sections together as in the photo. Stop sewing the seams on the four inside corners 1/4" before the edge of the fabric.
Lay the center block section right side up on the table. Lay the "frame" section on top, carefully placing it into position. Leaving the foundation paper on at this point will help with placement. Baste into position making sure you leave room to turn under the seam allowance. This is going to be very close to the edge of the fabric.
Applique the two sections together.
I think this is my new motto: When all else fails, applique.