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Thread: Has anyone here at the Quilting Board ever made a One Block Wonder?

  1. #21

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    Hi just finished a 60 degree triangle one block wonder - i was advised to use largeish pattern with background - if the pattern overlaps you don't get the right effect apparently. (will try and post pictures)

    I battled to "see" the end result from the fabric until I was shown the mirror trick ... two mirror tiles stuck together with tape like a hinge and then you open the mirrors and put them on the fabric as you move the mirrors around you can see the type of blocks you will get - its a bit like a kalidescope. Hope this makes sense!!

    The actual quilt was easier than it looks, the cutting and deciding on the design was the difficult part. My design wall was a sheet pinned to the curtains in the lounge!

    I sewed the pieces in columns and then you had a straight line to join them.

    It was a super pattern to do and I would certainly do it again.

  2. #22

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    Here goes - hope I have got it right ...

    The quilt top - no borders yet
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    the original fabric
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    detail of one of the "stars"
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    Ruth, That is awesome. It is so artistic. I loved your photos to explain how you put it all together, the fabric used, etc.. Thanx for sharing.

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    Beautiful!!!

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    Wow, Ruth! Thanks for the pictures. I downloaded one of them and could see how you sewed them.

    I thought you sewed them as hexagons and then sewed these hexagons together and I couldn't imagine how to sew multiple sides together.

    That is an awsome choice of fabric too. It's just GAW-JUS.

    I'm so psyched about trying one. But, I can't pick my fabric. I want to use some of my own fabric. I don't want to have to buy the fabric.


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    Fantastic, Ruth! I gotta try one sometime. I bought the book, read the whole thing, now I have to get the yardage. I just can't justify the expense right now when I have so much other fabrics and projects to do.

    M

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    I have never made a one block wonder, but this is beautiful. The fabris is so lovely. Well made

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    I am sure your stash is like mine - generally small prints!

    One of the ladies in the group did some with a lightweight curtain fabric and it was super and another used an old duvet cover, these had larger prints on them. I have also seen on the USA sites that the larger print fabrics seem to go on sale ... might be an option for u.

    Thanks for all the lovely comments ...

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    Yes, I've done two of them and am totally addicted. I used an animal print on one and it turned out really cool. I also used an oriental print with large red and pink flowers. That was neat too! I used Maxine Rosenthal's book with a class. I recommend going to a class on it, It's so much easier to do the second one that way. I'll try to post pics of them although I've not had good luck posting pics lately. I used the 24 inch return for the best results. If you chose to smallof return you have a lot of cutting and sewing to do!

    Close up of animal print used.
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    Animal print One Block Wonder.
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    Two more pics hopefully!

    Oriental fabric.
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    Close up of fabric and some extra blocks.
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