Too Small Diamond

I am doing a BOM for the red and white quilt “Rubies, Diamonds and Garnets too” by Bernadette Kent.  I am about 75% done, still have five more blocks and about 800 HST for the sashing.  This weekend I made this block.RDG too block

Y-seams everywhere.  I was feeling pretty good after assembling it, only had to unsew a few stitches, things were lining up, I had points.  Squaring it up to 12 ½  inches, however, wasn’t going to happen.  It was 11 ½ square, where did that inch of fabric go? I had carefully cut all the pieces, templates and squares, measure twice cut once. I had carefully sewn the 1/4 inch seams, but nope, it just wasn’t going to be a 12 ½.  Notice the thin border/framing strips? Now it works for me.

Linking up with Judy’s Patchwork Times Design Wall today.

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