After cutting the 2nd set of colors, decided that I'm going back to the old way of just cutting out the block strips first, then start the sewing. or maybe I'll just try one more time and use the walking foot. The difficulty with the larger fat quarter size fabric was trying to cut the blocks apart after sewing them. The lines drawn seemed to shift about and I kept having to move the ruler to try and make a straight cut. One whole line of the 2.5 inch blocks sewn turned out about a 1/16th to 1/8th of an inch off. Too much and I'll have to make the seams smaller when I sew the next blocks to those.
continued in # 4