In addition to assembling my quilt top in rows, rather than blocks, I also cut my strips a bit narrower than the instructions required. I wanted the same number of "fractures" but didn't want a large quilt top and it seems to have worked fine.
I'm happy with how it's looking and will probably go ahead and finish making the small block parts and put them into place at the top of the quilt before I sew any more rows together.
If you are thinking about making this quilt, please do. It takes a bit of concentration to get started and figure out how to assemble the blocks, but it's not that hard. It's a fun quilt and an interesting quilt!