I cut the novelty fabrics into 4 1/2" squares. Then I cut 2" strips to make a border around them. I knew the top and bottom strips had to be 2 x 4 1/2. So the side strips needed to be 2 x 6 1/2. I mean, I did the math, and I did the math, and I did the math. Well, maybe I only did it once. I was pretty confident about this one. How hard can it be to put a 2" border around a square? Sigh.....
Nuts! That dreaded math got me again. Every single one of the 49 blocks I prepped didn't have strips long enough for the sides. That's what I get for doing it in my head and not sketching it out.
The easiest fix I can figure out is to put a 2" square in the top right and the bottom left of each block. I think that looks better than a square in every corner which would create four-patches when the blocks get put together.
So, now I have all the 2" squares cut out and ready to go with me to retreat this week in St. Louis.
I hope those squares are cut right!