The pattern I followed ("Illusion In Neutrals" BH&G American Patchwork & Quilting, Dec. 2009, pg. 94) instructed you to sew the sashing around the square before cutting the diagonal. By doing this corners had extra seams and bulk. Knowing that I would have to be careful with the bias, I chose to cut the triangles first, add the strips and then cut the angles at the tips.
The lightest combinations are arranged at the center. Moving out, combinations of lights and mediums are added next.
I am now sewing medium and dark squares. They will be arranged in 2 rows all around. More to come.