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Thread: "blooming" OBW

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    I love the quilts I have seen posted here, like the quilts in this thread http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-84220-1.htm

    I want to buy the book or a pattern to make a quilt like this, and I am confused by the books I am finding online.

    Can anyone direct me where to find this?

    Thanks so much!

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    You could PM her and ask which books/patterns she used.

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    These are the tutorial Cutebuns did, they are really good but you might have to go through quite a few pages of info

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-35100-1.htm

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-35685-1.htm

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-36316-1.htm

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-36954-1.htm
    or you could get one of the books by Maxine Rosenthal and Joy Pelzmann.
    I have One-block wonders Encore and it covers the basic OBW and some of the cubes.
    The first book also covers OBW done in octagons and the 3rd book One-block wonders cubed has some of the basics and more of the 3D cubes.
    There are a lot of people here to ask for help if you get stuck at any stage.
    Hope this helps.

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    I would say you definitely need one of the books that Woody mentions - not only for the construction details but also for all the tips and advice on layout and design. I think this is what really makes or breaks these quilts and for this information, the books are invaluable. For Stack n Whack as opposed to OBW, you need one of the Bethany Reynolds books.

    Also have a look here at the Topic List on the board, all the finished quilts and tops are here as well as lots of information in the topic heading about the books and the difference between the different techniques. http://www.quiltingboard.com/virtual_section_list.jsp

    Have fun! :-D

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    OK, so theres not a specific book/pattern about how to make them laid out like yours, k3n, you guys just figured out how to do it with the stack and whack obw instructions. Thats why I was confused when I was looking at the various books, none of the books seemed to have quilts like yours.

    I find these quilts stunning!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushdoggie
    OK, so theres not a specific book/pattern about how to make them laid out like yours, k3n, you guys just figured out how to do it with the stack and whack obw instructions. Thats why I was confused when I was looking at the various books, none of the books seemed to have quilts like yours.

    I find these quilts stunning!
    Yes there is - the books I learned from are the One Block Wonder books by Maxine Rosenthal... it's a technique and you need to learn the principles. The actual design is then your own. But those books do have quilts in this style - the layouts always vary but that is the beauty of them - and coming up with ways to do the borders, embellishments etc. :-D For me it's been a learning curve - my eariler ones were more straightforward but I'm getting more and more adventurous the more I make. I'm up to about 17 now! :shock: :lol:

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