Here is the block in all of its glory...its beautiful...well ignore the spare strings... and then the brain started working....
These blocks are 6.5 unfinished.
Can you see the problem?...that ruler is 6.5 and it is sure as heck not the same size as the block. I have no clue what I did or how I did it but I will most definitely need to redo this block. Honestly the only thing I can think of is I cut way wrong but I redrafted the block in EQ and the measurements matched the book so that was all good.
I guess I will have to put this example in the orphan block bucket and label this experience as the quilting fairies were messing with my head.
Off to work and sew have a great day.