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Thread: english paper piecing hexagon hand project- 1st blocks

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    most of my blocks are finished at 5 1/4" -- using 1 1/2" templates- for some reason- even though i'm using the size that is called for mine are not the 3 1/2" size that is stated with the program i have not figured out why that is but am happy with the size of them as they are. i am enjoying seeing all the different ways you can put together a few simple shapes to create different blocks. i am working on them mainly during breaks at work so i think i am 6 or 7 blocks behind but i put together a folder with a diagram of each new block so i can just keep (trudging) along. i will show you more when i get a few more done.
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    Those are just wonderful! I'm working on a simple GFG, myself.
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    THANKS. I couldn't think of doing them smaller. they are lovely.

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    Hi Folks! I popped in to see what all the commotion was about. I am so excited to see talk about the "Dear Me" blocks that are part of a workshop I am giving. I am not sure how many designs there will be, but so far we have 20. The original designs are two-color but jcrow is getting fancy by introducing more colors. Great job jcrow! Well, I better get back to work. Just wanted to say Hi to all the EPPers. 8o)
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    CK VERY nice!! Beautiful job! Everyone loves the quilting you did on my quilt!! Will get the binding on when I get back home. Fun to meet you!

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    Dear Me, I Am Going to Pieces!

    ckcowl - It has to do with the way your are measuring the hexagons. I am sure yours are the right size but I bet you are measuring from flat edge to flat edge. The size of a shape is determined by the length of its edge, shown as distance "S" in the diagram I have uploaded. This makes matching of shapes very easy. A 1" hexagon goes with a 1" diamond, which goes with a 1" triangle, etc. A 3" hexagon would measure about 5-1/4" from flat edge to flat edge.

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    most of my blocks are finished at 5 1/4" -- using 1 1/2" templates- for some reason- even though i'm using the size that is called for mine are not the 3 1/2" size that is stated with the program i have not figured out why that is but am happy with the size of them as they are. ...
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    thanks msdesigns- for clearing up my measuring confusion- i knew how the template pieces were measured & how they fit together but for some reason i thought i had read in the beginning that the blocks would be 3 1/2"- so when i made the the first one & it measured 5 1/4" i was (stumped) ... looked at it & looked at it---but figured---i like this size so---continue on- i'm glad it was just me--- & i am in fact doing them right- i am really enjoying these & hope you don't mind that i shared my blocks here too....also- welcome- i'm glad you showed up to see what all the talk was about
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    You are more than welcome ckcowl. I am so glad you are enjoying the workshop! I am more than happy for you to share your finished blocks here at the QuiltingBoard. 8o)
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    Love your blocks, can you post any links to the blog or whatever, so we can get the patterns too???? Thanks!
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    Very pretty blocks. Love the fabric choices.
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