I've made the Block I (the multiple squares) for a triple Irish chain. This bolock is 7x7 small squares for a total of 49 squares in the block.
Directions say block should measure 10 1/2 inches square.
With the exception of the outside pieces, all the interior squares measure 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" (strip -pieced using 2" strips).
The pieces around the perimeter measure 1 1/2 " x 1 3/4 as the outer edge seam allowance has not been stitched.
As the blocks are now, the measurement is 10 1/2" x 11" !!
I've checked & rechecked the blocks (using 12 1/2 square ruler -- used tape to define the 10 1/2 x 10 1/2 square) and the measurements for the completed blocks are consistent with discrepancy I've described. I even asked my DH to check my work. He went through all the steps and had the same results I did. He's as stymied as I am.
Where did I goof and what do I do to make this 10 1/2 x 10 1/2 square?!:?
I'm not going to cut/trim/reduce anything until I hear from all the experts here.
You see, I want this to be perfect as it's a "Mom gift" for my son and his new wife.
Perhaps I'm "too close" to it and am missing the obvious...
In advance, thanks bunches for the help, counsel, wisdom, and advice.;-)