Cut the first one and lay the extra piece off to the side. We will add it to the last section after we cut the whole strip up.
The next step is 4-patch in a square. So I cut 2 7/8 inch squares and cut diagonally to make the four corners. I will press and trim to the correct size before the next step. My finished blocks will be a little larger than the original pattern. This way I didn't have to cut extra strips the ones I had were working fine. The blocks will be a little larger than the original pattern. Maybe if I make it again I will make it to the correct size. Chris