Well that worked out much much better. I actually used EQ8 to check my math on the size of the squares to cut (to HST and 1/4 square triangle) before I did any actual cutting. I'm not sure why the organizers did the template thing for the triangles because it seems like a lot of extra work. Probably because it's a bit less straightforward as far as instructions go. Most of the people making these blocks are not quilt makers that have made a zillion blocks. I'm sending my two blocks out today and will look forward to seeing the finished quilts at some point in the future.