I got the 4 quarters of one done last night. In the pattern she has 2 center squares and I wanted the traditional one square so I left off 2 strips on the 4th quarter. For the elongated version I need to have those 2 strips in there. I'm not sure which will be the elongated Boston Commons version, the purple center or the magenta center. I'll know when I get the other 4 quarters sewn.
I sold one of my embroidery machines and I gave the buyers the cabinet it was sitting on. That gives me a lot more room in my main floor studio so I started moving the furniture around. I have been looking for this pattern ever since I was working on the other paper piecing projects. I noticed a pile of books and papers on one shelf of the cutting table and there it was! It takes 2.5" strips and I have several hundred of them cut so I can start this one when I finish the current project.
We had thunderstorms last night at 10:30 and still 60 degrees at that hour. It was so windy all day that I knew raking wasn't a good idea. I ended up reading and knitting and sewing.