You need 16 squares. You should not have any left over IF you made the four rows in Step 3 with the correct number of squares and IF you did not make too many pieces in Step 2.

You are all correct and I am totally wrong. There should be 24 of these squares not 16.

I wrote the steps based on the pattern instructions I was given instead of by what I made. By the time I got to this point in the quilt, I knew what I was making and I was not using the instructions so did not catch the mistake.

I am very sorry that I created this confusion by not double checking all the numbers.

You are all correct and I am totally wrong. There should be 24 of these squares not 16.

I wrote the steps based on the pattern instructions I was given instead of by what I made. By the time I got to this point in the quilt, I knew what I was making and I was not using the instructions so did not catch the mistake.

I am very sorry that I created this confusion by not double checking all the numbers.

Sandy,

Please advise me so I can post the corrections to step 5 on the workshop page. Do we need a new photo and instructions?

I agree with Holly that the corrections need to be there. Thank you Holly, for bringing this to my attention.

You are all correct and I am totally wrong. There should be 24 of these squares not 16.

I wrote the steps based on the pattern instructions I was given instead of by what I made. By the time I got to this point in the quilt, I knew what I was making and I was not using the instructions so did not catch the mistake.

I am very sorry that I created this confusion by not double checking all the numbers.

Sandy,

Please advise me so I can post the corrections to step 5 on the workshop page. Do we need a new photo and instructions?

I agree with Holly that the corrections need to be there. Thank you Holly, for bringing this to my attention.

QCA Mandy

I have changed the directions in the workshop by changing the 16 to a 24.

Is there a trick in this step to help make the points line up perfectly? I am trying pressing the seams in opposite directions so they can nest, but It still seems challenging!

The "trick" is to remember that your seams need to line up on the 1/4" stitching line. Pressing your seams so they "nest" is key and pinning will help keep everything in the right place. I think it was Jim who posted a great tutorial with pictures in the MQ forum. You might want to check that out. (Sorry if I gave credit to the wrong poster for the tutorial.)

Thank you for your reply! I think I just need to be more patient about pressing, matching and pinning. Things line up pretty well when I am careful and don't try to cut corners, so to speak! How would I find the MQ forum tutorial you mentioned?

I am looking forward to seeing how all of this goes together on Friday! Thanks again for your help!