I struggled again with my blocks, but I am learning....or, rather, UNlearning! It's hard to loosen up when you have been doing things "by the book" for so long. I quickly learned that you have to start out with fat pieces in order to only end up with 5 pieces in a block. Most of my strings are skinny! But, I did it, and I am happy with the results. Hope LeeAnn is, too!! They'll go into the mail as soon as I can get through this snow to the Post Office.