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Oh no!!!! So sorry your beautiful hexies don't fit, how frustrating for you!! Glad I haven't started mine, I'll have to see what size hexie will fit. Would be good if you contacted the designer.
I can't tell from your post how much too big they are, Julie, but I wonder if the pattern includes the 1/4" for turn-under or not. Perhaps you could make them a little smaller and have a little border of white around the edge of the block? It can be so frustrating when we follow a pattern and it doesn't work. I'm sorry that's happened to you.
That is frustrating! Sorry!
Oh, wow--maddening!I enlarged the instruction page and it sounds like the template is the size of the finished hexagon. I wonder if anyone else will post about having had the same problem?
Your orientation is off. See if they will fit if you turn them so that points rather than straight sides of the hexies line up with the edges of the background block.
Never mind. I just realized it won't make a difference!!!
Why not make a snowflake out of the extra bits. Just add another hexie to each end and viola .... a snowflake will help to fill in the empty space.
Well, Julie, I think maybe Janet is right. The hexie is the size of the section with seam allowances on it. I think the designer does hand piecing and not hexagon papers as most people would. But even patterns meant for hand piecing don't include the seam allowance on them.I tried laying the rosettes on the 10 inch block space the way Libby said to and they still don't fit.
How frustrating! Hope you figure it out!
I had the same problem. It's not the first time this has happened with this pattern. I'm going with one Hexie flower. Hugs, Cathy
I love, love the Dearest Boy quilt. However, I have discovered the instructions on a number of the blocks are just off. Even though I am an experienced quilter, I'm having to do major adjustments after tearing out my hair. Sorry your blocks didn't fit. Terry
Aargh! My guess is the error was made when the hexie was copied on the original pattern page. I bet it was larger than 100%
Measure the length of one side of the hexagon, Julie. If it is more than 3/4" ( or the diameter of the hexagon is more than 1 1/2"), there is no way 4 rings are going to fit on a 10" finished square, Helen
Truly frustrating for sure...wish I could help.
I can understand your frustration! I like the solution you all came up with.
Stuff like that usually just makes me wanna wad it up and throw it across the room (I know that doesn't help but it's what I'd do!! LOL). ARRGGHH!!
Hello from Belgium,I made this block withoutproblems. Turn your hexies left and it's ok.My top is finish and I hand quilted.Tine
Tine, I did put them both ways, of course, as the pattern was laid out. They did NOT fit.
Have you turned under a seam allowance?
Oh dear... that is so frustrating!
Perhaps when the page was duplicated, it was reproduced at more than 100%. Just a thought. I am usually clueless about why things go wrong=
Today, I received an e-mail via Etsy conversations from Jean Cerbone for the amended size for the hexagon.Carole Y
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