I was right in regards to the block layout! I'm in no way ready for this step though!
I'm still pressing and trimming HSTs from step 5 and plodding on with string blocks from Step 3. I haven't done step 6 at all except to make one sample block and I'm liking how it looks.
I decided it looked better with the green triangles next to the block rather than abutting the string blocks.
So...we have our pieced block...
...and the string blocks are halved and restitched to make alternate blocks
Side by side...
This is what the pieced block will look like once all the alternate blocks are added.
The variety in pinks and purples is huge though so all the blocks will look a bit different. I can't wait ti start putting them together buuut there is still the issue of the border which wont be resolved til tomorrow night!!!