I have steps 1-3 done, all the triangles cut for part 5 and a few of each color of the Ohio stars. I am not going to do the red strings for part 4, as I mentioned earlier, I am not a fan of the string blocks. Seeing the final reveal helped me decide that the first set of string blocks are important to the pattern but I don't think the red ones add as much as they add to the busyness to me. So I will be happy with red triangles. I am going to spend a week with my brother on Jan 9 as he recovers from open heart surgery( he is doing amazingly well), and will take Orca Bay and the sewing machine with me and hope to get it all done then. Will post some pics soon also. Bonnie sure does like busy borders!