In spite of a few hiccups in my journey of progress, starting to make some headway. I got all the blue strips and strings cut and ready to be fed through the machine:
Then I was Finally ready to sew and got a few done before the wind gave us fits of intermittent power last night. Now, I may actually be able to finish up this evening - Yeah!
These should turn out fairly colorful, just the way I wanted:
Only a few more strips and strings and I'm ready to make my first 45 degree cuts - wish me Luck...Thanks!