This little portion of the Star Spangled Banner is only 4 7/8 inches (unfinished) probably closer to 5 inches without the rounded ends from corner to corner or each side. Ugh! I really dislike these small pieces. I had to make eight of them but sewing both both parts together was difficult. I like to keep the papers on until I am finished joining them but there was too much bulk. I found it far easier to remove the paper and join them together.
Here is the Star Spangled Banner block that the eight navy pieces (the first photo above) will be sewn together with eight of the brown little blocks. The reason I decided to show this 22 inch block is I just peeked at next months packet and that is what is in store for me to do with a nice larger block! Yes to the larger block!
I was able to finish the navy blocks because it was Saturday. Sunday will quickly come to a close and I will probably not have much time to make the brown bits until later in the week.