Since I don't have the mental capacity for math at the end of the day I've decided to let my trusty seam ripper do the work. It's actually going a lot faster than I thought it would. Plop down in front of the TV and go to town.
I started work on what I'm referring to as my stained glass quilt. I've already messed up.
The sashing for the individual blocks is 1/2" smaller than the sashing for putting the blocks together. Something I didn't figure out until I'd made up the 9x9 block, after having already completed 8 blocks with 4 seams each. That'd be 32 seams to rip out since I don't have enough fabric to start over. Or doing a lot of math in order to make the center blocks work out. Hmmm, decisions, decisions. I decide to put it away for now and finish something else I've started.
I didn't have a lot of time to sew over the past couple of weeks. I tried sewing another Bee block intermittently and am not overly thrilled with how it turned out.
The outer points are so scant I won't be able to square it up to 12 1/2". I really needed to overlap the gray fabric a bit more. Also, I'm not really digging the color arrangement. I think I needed to break up the two orange triangles. It feels a little off balance. Oh well, live & learn.