Okay I did go off in another direction this week. Time crunch forced me to look for something quick for another baby quilt. This fit the bill, made all the blocks this week and started putting them together. I was inspired by Bonnie Hunter's basket weave strings but I decided to use all 1 1/2 inch strips, then I cut them in 6 1/2 inch lengths and just sewed five together, then squared to 5 1/2 inches.
No paper to tear off.
Working a long day today but hope to get back to these later this week.
Happy sewing all.