Late friday afternoon I kept checking Bonnie's blog for the first clue which she promised would auto publish and there it was!
Much smaller and simpler than I thought and not too typical of Bonnie's usual clues I'm led to believe according to the comments on Quiltville Chat!
Here it is - 172 of these little units made up of 2" strips.
While slicing up the pink strips I kept thinking about all the other pinks I have but didn't use in this quilt. Oh dear - I think I'm a bit obsessed with pink! I do plan on using them for a monochromatic scrap quilt one day. I have the very pattern in mind and everything.
I'm eager to see more of this mystery since step 1 doesn't give anything away! If these were to be 9 patches, she would have had us do the blue/pink/blue strip as well...or would she? But if the clues were so small we'd never finish a queen sized quilt in 6-7 clues which are Bonnie's usual style.