and - still have not found the connector to transfer pics if it doesn't show up soon I'm buying another!
I wanted to post a couple of pointers for the first 3 blocks. They are quite straight forward. I did not paper piece or foundation piece B4. Whenever possible I use a small 6 1/2" square ruler to determine what size I should cut all pieces - there are so few of them! at least so far.... I line up two sides with the 1/4" mark and cut pieces accordingly.
A note about measuring... I have found that if I place the 1/4" mark my ruler 'against' rather than 'on top of' a sewing line, I end up with a few more threads of width -- just enough to make up for the thickness of the thread and my sewing. Be sure to test what 1/4" is on your machine on a regular basis. It tends to change a little every time you have it serviced and sometimes even when you change thread or needles I have found. One of my LQS owners says you should sew a few strips together that are 1 1/2" wide and make sure that the center strip ends up 1" wide when you do so to check for the perfect 1/4" seam. I'm lazy I admit - I just check the measurement of the first pieces on the project I am working on, if I have to do it over again - oh well. But if it is right the first time - why should I waste time trying it with something else??
Getting back to B4...
I measured each piece with my ruler and added them to the sides of the center 3" square, centering each successive strip. I pressed each time a section was complete all the way around the square -- remember PRESS = straight up and down - no stretching of fabric allowed by moving your iron back & forth - you do not iron. When I had added a light strip to the square all the way around, I checked to make sure it measured correctly - such that the next 1/4" seam to the dark fabric left the right width light band - [1/4"] and so forth. A little extra work - but the result is well worth it!