DH's book-protector quilt
Here it is, along with its owner. Once again I had all sorts of trouble with points, but fortunately he doesn't see that!
I've gotta figure out some way to get points to match up. I thought I had cut accurately and sewn 1/4" seams, but one block in particular came out quite a bit smaller. Being in a hurry to get it finished before a cat vomits on his precious dictionaries, I fudged a bit. The fine white cotton fabric also strangely seemed to shrink a bit when ironed. Maybe it was just my imagination. I had bought it at a quilt shop and I burned a bit, and it didn't melt the way a synthetic would.
Oh, well, try, try again--or else start making patterns that don't have so many points. LOL
Those of you who make things a bit bigger than called for, so that you can trim the edges to get a block of the right size: In this sort of quilt, everything inside the block has to match up, so where do you add the extra bit? Just on what will become the outside edges of the block? Your way sounds like what I need.