I bought some charm packs from The Connecting Thread right after Christmas on clearance. They were a real bargain. I thought I would sew the squares together to form a large lap quilt. I took several of the squares and cut them into fourths. I then took strips of white Kona cotton and added it to all four sides of these to make them into five inch sqares.
Now, I have always considered myself relatively good at math. (My DH may disagree, when it comes to balancing the checkbook.) But somehow, I really screwed up my math this time. Each block I had constructed was about a half inch too big. Each strip I had cut was two inches wide and should have been one and three quarters inches. So I had to trim each and everyone one of these blocks that ended up five and a half inches down to five inches. At least, I didn't make them too small! Other than this little hiccup, I really like how this quilt is turning out.