We have success! I laid the circles out on the white square last night and looked at it and then it clicked, why don't I just fold over the edges of the curves of the flying geese and sew that directly onto the square? So I pinned it down and sewed...... it wasn't great but much better. But then I thought I really should get my machine back so I can use my walking foot. So this morning I went up to my folks place where my machine has been holidaying for the last 8 weeks since this, brought it home, thanked Nan's Janome but put the cover on it and put it away, put my machine back on the table, snapped on the walking foot and wolah! I think this is as smooth a curve as I am going to get. I'm happy. Yahh!
So I am going to unpick that first circle I did without the walking foot and resew it with the walking foot..... And pick the other one as well totally and do it this way. Enough blogging, lets get unpicking!