This morning I went to the school Easter assembly, lots of happy hymns and smiling children. It also meant I had to wait for 30 minutes between drop off and kick off, so I got to do some HUG in the car!
Having a second look at the mangled mess that was my HST experiment , I twigged that I had actually been sewing and pressing 1/8" seams instead of 1/4" doh! I am going to blame that for the complete fiddly-fiasco that I ended up with. I will try again another day and may well attempt some of the alternative methods you, my trusty confidants have suggested, thank you.
So the quick 5 minute scrap trial tonight was this 'little beauty'...
It worked first time! Even I could have mucked this up, so I am happy. A definite-maybe for the project.