I had made a couple (and, I do mean couple) of extra blocks, just in case, and wouldn't you know? The "just in case" happened, and I am now ONE block short of the sixty I needed.
I started out this morning, trimming string blocks, and finally broke down, went into the big house and brought my smart cut back out with me. As the pictures show, put the block to be trimmed on your cutting mat, use the lines and the foundation to set the ruler on it, make two cuts without having to move anything, pick the ruler up, rotate the block, reposition ruler and VIOLA! Block trimmed.
and a picture of my stack so far - - as you can see, my "neutrals" have a lot of color in them. I figured if I am not going to like this quilt because of the pink, I might as well not really like this quilt (push the envelope, so to speak, JUST to see if it is going to be as bad as I imagined <g>)
Shape cut - - NOT smart cut, but I thought I was pretty smart <g>