Okay, I couldn't stand not knowing anymore so I looked ahead. I have finished all of step 1 and am about half way through step 2. I have cut the strips for step 3 and put just enough together so I could make the two blocks to see how they look. I like them - what do you think. Now I can be happy finishing up all those square in a square blocks the 9-patches won't be hard. Then I'll have to decide if I want brown for the outer border or do something different. Anyone else doing this mystery from Quiltville.com?