This block is called “Land of the Midnight Sun” in the EQ8 block library. I would not recommend this block for a beginner.
I’m not even sure I will use it, mine is not perfect and I’m pretty picky about my piecing. I probably should have pieced it on my Bernina, but I am giving myself sometime to see if I can do what I wish on a vintage machine… I’m still giving state of the art equipment the credit for some of my skill, I can see a difference using my vintage equipment.
However, that may also be a learning factor, I’ve have been fortunate to have always sewn on a Bernina.
My blocks to date. So far, I have two substitutions. I’m leaning towards an on point layout, so I’m avoiding directional blocks for now.