Difficulty of block: easy
Number of pieces: 17
Method used: hand piecing, hand applique
It appears that the original Parcheesi block was all hand appliqued, but I thought it was a perfect block to hand piece, except for the melons. All I had to do was run a seam line from square to square (where the melons go) and I was left with 13 straight edged pieces to stitch together.