What are you most proud of? I marked the top and bottom of a completed fan blade on a Dresden ruler. Then I "adjusted" it by moving the ruler towards the center to create a smaller center - or so I thought. When I put the 1st three blades together I realized I'd inadvertently changed the angle - narrowing the blades - and would not be able to use four fabrics evenly around the fan. Since I'd already cut three of the four fabrics I decided to make a three colored fan. After doing the math I made a 21 piece fan. I also re-used a fused center I had removed earlier. Everything came out fine - just different! Its the same size circle but I'll need to add the background pieces as a whole joining one final seam at the end of sewing the curve all the way around. What advice would you give someone starting this project? This is a case of "Don't do as I do - Do as I say". If you're going to switch from template to any ruler make sure you can cut the exact same size and shape the pattern calls for. Otherwise things will come out differently. I now realize I could have taped the paper template onto the ruler and checked from the back (or by holding it up to the light) to see if it really did fit instead of deciding it looked OK (over a finished blade) and I should not have adjusted the length by moving the ruler without any problems. To get the smaller center circle all I really needed to do was add some length to the bottom of the pieces.