Update: at 8:36 pm the wonderful @nikkapotamus came to the rescue with this solution. At 9:07, the block is fixed, stitched & ready to be sent to Boston. The kindness, generosity and intelligence of this connected world never ceases to amaze me!
SO, I was bound and determined to start, and finish my quilt block(s) for Quilts for Boston tonight. I was planning to make my blocks out of jelly roll strips I had lying around.
I was super excited when I found this tutorial:
The requirements for the Quilts for Boston block are “All blocks should be 12½” tall x the width of your choice.” So, I sewed together 6 strips so the height of the strips were 12 1/2. I cut two blocks of 12 1/2 by 12 1/2 with the intention of following the tutorial to make the block above. I cut two other blocks “width of my choice” with the remaining fabric.
I followed the tutorial exactly, and the block looks beautiful…but…mathematically minded friends, do you see where I went wrong?
The middle block is beautiful, and for the first block I have ever made it my entire life, one may even go as far as to say it’s perfect…but it’s 17 x 17. SO mathies & quilties, any suggestions on what I should do? I did not sew the 4 blocks for the big square together yet. At minimum, I have 2 simple blocks that can go to Boston BUT would love to find a way to salvage the pieces in the middle – they are each 8 1/2, by 8 1/2.
Tips & tricks welcome!