The birdhouse squares measure 5 inches, and I thought I would combine them with red and white pineapple blocks to make a little quilt. I knew it was an opportunity to use the "4-5-6 Pineapple Trim" ruler that I had bought for my Long Time Gone quilt.
I happily started building each round of my Pineapple blocks:
After eight rounds, I had finished my Pineapples so I could set them out next to the birdhouses and see how it was going to look.
It was only then that I realized my Rookie mistake....
The birdhouse squares measured 5 inches unfinished, and the Pineapple blocks measured 5 inches finished!
I do not know how I could fail to realize that the birdhouse blocks would finish at only 4 1/2 inches. (*smacks head with palm of hand*)
It's going to take some creativity to make this work, but I'm determined to get a finished mini quilt out of it. Stay tuned....