There are no instructions with this block. It is pieced in five sections, so you will need to cut apart along the red lines first. The freezer paper method would also work well. Remember to allow 1/4" seam allowance around the outside of the block. I embroidered a french knot for the shark's eye, but a bead or a tiny applique would look great. This guy is two-toned, but can easily be one color by ignoring the light/dark labels and leaving 4b + 5b as a single piece. I would love to see any baby sharks that you make!