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    english paper piecing hexagon hand project- 1st blocks

    for a summer travel hand project i decided to work on a hexagon english paper piecing project with a group from the Quilt Pattern Magazine. here are pics of the first of my blocks- i decided to do them all in pinks, black & whites- after i finish them all i think they will make a pretty cool quilt- some of the participants are making them into mugrugs or other small complete projects- i'm just doing the blocks for now.
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    WOW!!! How awesome are you! You have done a fantastic job. I love everyone of them. They look so good together. I have never done English paper piecing. I know you do it by hand, that's all I know about it. But, wonderful fabric choices!
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    goodness gracious!! how large are those? they are all beautiful!!

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    I love these! Really love the color combo. I may borrow this idea from you. How large across are the completed blocks?
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    Squeeling over here! Love it!
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    WOW! how awesome are these. This is going to be one fabulous quilt. Have fun.
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    Love those blocks!! One was prettier than the next!
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    Oh I love every one of these blocks. You are doing such pretty ones.

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    Those blocks are awesome. The quilt will be beautiful.
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    I love EPP. I have learned most of what I know from the website of the woman who is doing the patterns in Quilt pattern magazine. She has an excellent site with lots of free patterns. She used to do a stitch along and did some great patterns.

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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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    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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    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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    Love your blocks and colors! I started an EPP pattern that uses 1" hexagons. It will probably take me the rest of my life to finish, but what the heck ... it's better for me to keep busy than to sit idle. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by happymrs View Post
    Love your blocks, can you post any links to the blog or whatever, so we can get the patterns too???? Thanks!
    i did tell where i was participating in this group project in the first post with the picture- and msdesigns (the hostess/designer/creater of the project) linked a couple times when she responded to my posts & measurement question-but here is the link again
    http://www.quiltpatternmagazine.com/
    it is a group workshop called "dear me, i am going to pieces-
    there are many fun group workshops available when you subscribe to the quilt pattern magazine. this is just the newest one & the one i decided would be my summer hand project.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubesgirl View Post
    Love your blocks and colors! I started an EPP pattern that uses 1" hexagons. It will probably take me the rest of my life to finish, but what the heck ... it's better for me to keep busy than to sit idle. :-)
    here's one i did a while ago with 1/2" hexagons-
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    a couple more hexagon blocks completed-

    I am really starting to make headway with these hex blocks- i think i now have 11 done
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    I love all those variations.

    Now I know what to do with the 'dog ears' - I had purchased the diamond forms and just wasn't able to get all the edged 'tucked in'!

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    I love the pinks and blacks and the print choices, but your piecing of the hexes is just fantastic. That will make a beautiful quilt when you are done. THEN we get to see how you choose to quilt it! I guess that's a triple treat.
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