The cutting is done! There are 196 pieces in the trial mock up and there should be 4 left over but somewhere along the line I misplaced a piece. It isn't perfect by any means especially in the blend from orange into rust/brown. As I have said before I consider this a starter kit to which pieces from a personal stash need to be added. When I am making a wallhanging with 196 squares in it, I usually have 250-300 choices that I can pick through to get a really good blend. So what that means is from a kit of 200 pieces I might only be making a piece 13 squares by 13 squares (169 squares).