Oh great ... too short. When I laid the BACK on the table, I turned it 90 degrees incorrectly. Oh well, it's mostly all pinned and sandwiched - I'll fix it by adding the 6 inches I had just cut off the side, to the bottom. 8-((
New project -- below is the plan. I pulled up Quilt Pro, many years old, and stretched the paper pieced Pineapple blocks to about 5.5 x 7.25, so ... it's a rectangle, not a square -- my first challenge, not realized until the middle of the night! On the right is my prototype. At this point I also hadn't realized I not only needed two blocks, but I needed differently colored blocks. Obviously, a person cannot turn rectangles the way one turns square blocks! The prototype took me 2.5 hrs, between resewing wrong values, and then realizing the complexity of what I had planned (brain is Senior Citizen -- great excuse for mis-planning!)
After more careful thinking, I was able to re-plan the process and came up with this:
This is the correct layout (above), but remembering what goes where, and having to think ... backwards due to Paper piecing technique, I've gotten only 10 blocks made. Each one takes just 1 hour now. I could feature the dark areas or the pinks, or the lights -- all would be OK. I hope to make the quilt 6 x 8, .. 48 blocks. The centers of the dark brown have 2 different colors, making an hourglass center - another small complication that doesn't even show!
Below is what I finally had to do to remember what goes where - so glad for markers -- this tip reduced my continued color confusion. It was very confusing trying to figure the color placement from the front! (These block backs are not in any particular layout.)