What are you most proud of? I think they're very striking and different from my usual creations. They will probably become placemats once I find that perfect border fabric. Not sure if I'll turn them into rectangles first, or leave them in half-octagons. (I'm almost out of the black fabric, so full squares is not an option.) What advice would you give someone starting this project? Use the little pattern schematic in the corner of the pattern pages to help you plan. And then ignore your plan and go with what looks good when you have the fabric in front of you!