What advice would you give someone starting this project?
It's hard. If I could get enough members interested I might do a tutorial on how to make it. It is complicated but doable.
What you will need
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Accurate cutting and 1/4 inch seams will make this a breeze, but like anything else if it is new to you, it will require a little patience and practice. It's not a beginner block, but confident intermediates should find success with this block. Of course that's just my opinion.
Ummm it's a paper pieced pattern. I am an advanced quilter. :D