Anyone reading yesterdays post might be wondering how on earth I got 20 5" squares out of a fat quarter...well I did sort of wonder about that when I counted my first 20. It wasn't until I was ironing 82 squares that I realised they looked awfully small for 5" squares. Doh!
When I checked my template and my cutting mat I realised I'd put the template on the 1" mark and read 5" so thought I was good to go. I should have moved the template a whole inch over to the left of the 1" marker. As it is all the squares I've cut are 4" squares. I had this horrible feeling any of my disappearing nine patch blocks would in parts look so small they'd be stupid and unworkable in even a lap sized quilt. So I took a selection of 9 squares I'd cut and sewed them together to create my first block. Well there is no point cutting up a load more of my stash if it won't work for this project - thankfully the 4 fat quarters I'd cut up so far were ones I had more than 1 fat quarter of.
This is the block I've made. I'm happy enough with it to continue in this size - phew (what else was I gonna do with 82 4" squares?).