Found a really cool mystery on line. I, however, have broken every rule since the beginning. The directions were to use 1/2 yard cuts. I, however, want to use my FQ stash. I was supposed to choose 12 prints; I now have 24 (or so!). I did cut the strips as directed and I will have the correct number of blocks; that is after I added more fabric. Oh well, I am enjoying the sewing. I think that I've discovereed it is easier to piece on vacation and to quilt during the school year. it's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!