They are so much fun to make! The instructions vary from simple to detailed and there are several ways to make most blocks. The patterns assume you have basic quiltmaking skills and are not intended to be step-by-step directions.
Using many different red and white fabrics is really adding to my enjoyment. My motto is "There's no such thing as TOO MUCH fabric!"
One other thing I'm doing with this quilt is keeping a spreadsheet of the number of pieces in the quilt, the method I used for each block, the traditional name of each block and the "popular" name being voted on as part of this project. I figure it's much easier to do this as I go along, rather than try to count pieces when the quilt is finished.
Remember, Part 1 blocks will only be available free until the end of January; after that, you'll have to buy any previous sets of blocks you missed. See Just Takes 2 for the details.
Off to teach my beginning class tonight--they will work on their first blocks and have success!