Johanna023 7:10pm, 10 April 2014
I thought I was being smart, the From the Heart block had an extra hourglass block. On page 21, the second hourglass filler block uses a 2" finished hourglass. I added the border with no problem. It then show to add triangles but they seem way too small. Am I missing something or confused? I am putting in the bin for now since the kids will be on April break. No sewing until they are back in school!
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Hey Johanna,

I will take a look when I get to the shop today and email you my conclusions. :)

Thanks,
Julie
Johanna023 4 years ago
Sounds good Julie. I did a little more investigating and found out on Instagram that if you cut the square @ 4.5 instead it should work. I haven't tried it yet though. I'm not even sure what the finished block dimensions are suppose to be.
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Oh goodness... I will email Jen and see if she can shed some light.
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Sew Jewely- The Intrepid Thread Posted 4 years ago. Edited by Sew Jewely- The Intrepid Thread (admin) 4 years ago
Hey Johanna,

I am just going through these they are really wrong. I am going to contact Jen and get the scoop as soon as possible. You actually lives in the UAE so our time difference will cause a bit of delay.

Julie
Johanna023 4 years ago
That is a little one! Thanks for checking Julie :)
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I have emailed Jen Kingwell and her Daughter about page 21 so let's not work with that one until we figure it out. The second square looks like it should be a 5" finished square to me not a 2" finished square. I haven't worked through the first one yet. As I look at where that square is in the quilt and measure the other things around it I am thinking it is a 5" square. I have checked all of the other filler blocks measurements and they are correct. The hardest thing is to remember that wherever she says "finished square" you have to add 1/2" seam allowance to that.
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Sew Jewely- The Intrepid Thread Posted 4 years ago. Edited by Sew Jewely- The Intrepid Thread (admin) 4 years ago
Okay I think I have this figured out. The hourglass only part of the blocks for the first 2 blocks on page 21 are 3 1/2" inches making them 3" finished... not the whole block just the hourglass. Then you add strips to make one of them 4 1/2" unfinished and on the second one you add two rounds of strips to make it 6 1/2" unfinished.

For the second block on that page you have an hourglass that is 2 1/2" unfinished and add strips and triangles to make a 5 1/2" unfinished block. The Square to cut the triangles from should be 4 3/4" not 3 3/4". Then it comes out a perfect 5 1/2" unfinished. It doesn't say anywhere that it is 5 1/2" or 5" finished but that has to be what it is after I measure it out with where it fits in the quilt.
paper starfish PRO 4 years ago
- Thanks for the info on this. I posted a photo of the start of these hourglass blocks and the error on the one with the triangles has been so frustrating.
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