I didn't fussy cut the animals, but I think that's okay, though on some of the blocks you only see the back end of some of the animals (like the top left corner of the yellow block). I would think that somewhere there would be a bunch of blocks with just heads, but it doesn't seem to work that way.
Here are the four colors together. I think it's looking pretty good. There are four reverse blocks as well; one in each color. I'm excited to see how it will look when the blocks are all done. Makes me wish I had a design wall. Some day I will. For now, I'll have to be content with a design floor.
I was just thinking that what happens with me is that I get started on a project and I get all gung-ho* and work to finish it, and then there's nothing to do so I stop sewing for a bit .. The solution is to have multiple projects, all the time.
*such an odd phrase. wonder where it came from?