The problem is to make the individual pattern pieces the right size (and shape!).
Although it is not exactly obvious this design is based on a regular octagon in a square. These diagrams show the transformations required:
This helps in making the individual pattern pieces. Can you work out how each of the above steps was achieved? Try it with a square piece of paper.
How could you make the pattern if you only have a ruler and a pair of scissors?
What about if you were allowed to use a pair of compasses as well?
Let us know how you achieved each step. You can send in pictures of your final piece, too.
Here are the first four squares of the actual quilt: