I messed up the next few steps so it doesn't look the way it should.
The Next step is to make the frame around the basic block. Below is what it is supposed to look like.
Rather than walk you through the rest I'm going to send you to the pattern so you can follow instructions better than I did. The base is not the most important part of this block for me what comes next is.
The next step for me is to add snowflake embroidery and beads to truly convey what January means to me but that is a topic for another day.
I hope you enjoyed this little exercise I know for all the frustration I did.