Step #2 had 900 1 1/2" squares. (Done)
Step #3 has 720 1 1/2" squares. (Halfway done)
Step #4 only has 120 of these squares. (Not started yet)
And so I took a wee break from the squares today and jumped ahead to Step #5 to sew something different...don't tell anyone!
On the Stashbuster's Yahoo group there has been some discussion this week about how small is "too small" of a piece of fabric you would keep. I keep everything - even the seam trimmings from paper piecing blocks and very rarely throw out anything except snips of beige thread. I put the tiny scraps in jam jars and line them up on the shelves of my sewing room. Here is one of my shelves. I will sometimes sort through the bits and take out specific colours to make a mini quilts such as I did for this quilt. But mostly I just admire the pretty colours and it makes me feel happy. So here is a photo of what I was doing tonight...cutting off the dog ears, putting them in the jar. Looks like I better look for a new jar...this one's getting full. There's probably still room for the other 180 snips to fit in!