When I was younger, I trained to be a Classical archaeologist. This pattern is special to me because it combines not only my love of the ancient world, but also my love of quilts! It was a very satisfying piece to make, and I was honored to be asked to speak about it and my design inspiration at QuiltCon, when it was first published by Modern Quilts Unlimited. I hope it is a fun quilt for you, as well! I'd love to have you share your interpretations on my flickr group, Mandalei Patterns, http://www.flickr.com/groups/2203064@N22/ Sew in good health and happiness! --mandy BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Sew accurate 1/4" seams, accurate rotary cutting SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 40 1/2" x 63"