Hi Gayle My first 2 blocks also turned out closer to 12 in than 12 1/2. Are you going to redo yours? I hate to waste the 2 I made. I have looked everywhere for a 12 1/2 in pattern. Any suggestions?
Hi Jean, yes I will be re-doing my blocks. I looked online for a pattern also but didn't find one. I just used some fabrics that I had on hand and the white one was not an acceptable one. I will be using these 2 blocks as pockets on some tote bags that I carry when shopping.
Your pattern choice was "the Ohio Star" and if you go to the quilter's cache her pattern should make a 12 and 1/2" square. Be sure that you use the scant 1/4" seam and they should come out right.
Here are my first 2 completed blocks. The Ohio Star. I actually have a lot of red white and blue material in my many drawers of fabric. So this will give me a chance to use some of it up. Hope attaching this picture works!
Gayle, did you get my post on Sunday with the measurements? I must have not hit the "POST" button.
I figured that you needed to go 4.333 + .5? for each of the pieces in the original 9 patch. which works out to 4.833 - close to 4.875. So I figured half way between 4.75 and 4 7/8ths?