Making these squares is like coasting downhill. All of the organization and work to sew into strips, press open the seams, and add starch. But then you cut the stiff strips all up into eight neat piles of triangles, and the rest just flies by.
Here’s the pile of pairs of triangles, waiting for seams along the hypotenuse:
And here, a short sixteen seams later, are the small squares that make up the entire row.
A round of pressing and 16 more seams makes 8 rectangles, after more pressing, it’s four seams to make squares, and a final press and 3 more seams and there’s the strip. Very satisfying.