I did the math and thought the block would be 10.5" The pattern calls for a 12" block, so I would add some coping strips and call it good. I did the math wrong!! I think this error was a sign and I should have found other things to do. Like clean my house!! The block was well over 12"!! Ay carumba!!!
Back to the drawing board... One thing that I found while looking for an interesting block was the nested churn dash. It's super cool!! So, I paid the $2 to buy the block pattern from Quilt Jane (why not let her do all the math? Clearly I"m not having a day for that)
All afternoon, I felt worse and worse, but kept plugging away... Note to self- If you aren't feeling well and aren't thinking clearly--STOP. Look at the yellow!!! I didn't see the MASSIVE errors until this morning!! I can't live with that, so I will make corrections (or start over?). What did I do? I think I was referencing the wrong measurements for the half square triangle? or didn't trim it up? What a mess. This poor little block tote-- I haven't even started the tote part!! =(