A Block Disaster!
When I was Foundation Paper piecing this block for Shannon I had terrible problems as I'm a complete novice at this technique. You can read about my trials and tribulations here.
Anyway when I squared it up it came to only 12"! I just couldn't understand it. After all it was paper-pieced. How could I have mucked it up that royally? (Don't answer that.) I puzzled and puzzled over it until I watched a great video link on Foundation Paper Piecing posted by a woman on one of the email lists. And then the light dawned. When I trimmed up each of the eight segments to join them together I didn't add 1/4" to the outside line. I cut EXACTLY on the line! Oh woe is me, now I have to do it all over again!!!! :( Sorry Shannon you'll have to wait a little longer for your block.