This tutorial was quite specific on every point. Using the same color combinations, my first attempt was perfect. I did have a slight challenge with one of the spirals not staying joined near the end. I just think the clay had a chance to cool slightly as my tile was cold to the touch. My friend did not have that problem though. I did feel that more clay was used in the skinner blend than was needed. I made four spirals of different sizes and had a large skinner blend left. Next time, I will use a 1/4 block instead of the 1/2 block. I have recommended this tutorial to a friend and she loved it also. She used a combination of blue, yellow, green and it was a very pretty combination.