Please indulge me with one more post on the Taupe Tumbler mistake.
If the blocks are cut 12 inches, you calculate using 11.5 when figuring out the final size after sewing. Right? (My quilt math sucks.)
As it stands now I will either do 7 x 7 or 80.5 inches square. (queen size mattress - 60 x 80/ queen batt - 90 - 108)
But I was considering 7 x 9 (I have no idea why I skipped over 7 x 8.) or 80.5 x 103.5. Which left me thinking is 80.5 to narrow? (7 x 9 = 63 squares - this math is also running through my head.)
What about 8 x 8 (I like square quilts.) or 92 inches square. (64 squares) Now that I have typed all of this out, that would push me out of a queen sized batt. So 80.5 must be "wide enough."
Is 103.5 too long? Would 80.5 x 92 be "better?" Should I stick with the "original" 7 x 9 - because I have already pulled the fabrics? No, my long armer will need more than 4.5 inches...
Welcome to my brain! - Now I need to cull 7 fabrics & sew up a 7 x 8 quilt! (After I cut & trim every thing down to 12 inches square. I'll be back if I screw up that plan too.)