Wow, this block almost did me in. I started working on it yesterday afternoon - trying to figure out how to cut it apart and sew it back together. I even woke up a few times last night with it on my mind.
Right after our morning walk, I jumped right into it.
It was so confusing. When I started cutting the template apart, I realized I'd never be able to get it back together unless I sewed the pieces together a little at a time. So, I just cut out what I needed and even that was difficult to keep track of. Part of the problem was that I'm doing it in reverse from the paper block. Everything is backwards... and there are a lot of little parts.
But, I conquered it. And I'm pretty pleased with it.