What are you most proud of? The way it turned out, I am happy I decided to do the diagonal cuts on the strip piecing as I think it gives it a more artsy look than just leaving the strips plain. What advice would you give someone starting this project? It doesn't take a lot of fabric, mostly time, so if you want to have fun and have a few hours to play, "just go for it" and see how it turns out. The worst that can happen is that you use it as a "mug rug" for your sewing studio.