Once you have set your Home Page with the Home-Top widget, the rest of the Home Page needs to be configured.
While your site is still small, it’s easier to set the HOME-BOTTOM widget to take ‘ALL CATEGORIES”
Go to Home-Bottom
Set the Featured Post Widget
Check the Category dropdown menu for ‘All Categories”
I’ve set this widget to take three posts, checked the Post Title and set the Content Limit to 200. I’ve also ticked the box to Show Featured Image, set the size for ‘home-bottom’ and aligned the image to the left.