AHA! those mocking fabric strips met their match! finally got all 16 sets done! and then I dove straight into cutting! I laid out the sets in an easy to reach spot (well...the ironing board has to have some purpose...right?)
checked the instructions at PS I Quilt (who's Postage Stamp Tutorial I am using for this quilt)...again...so happy to have my iPad...and got to cutting! (and cutting...and cutting some more)
Before too long I ended up with this:
which meant success with this:
WOOOHOOO! Now...off to start piecing the strips into blocks!