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Thread: How many patterns called "One Block Wonder"?

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    Several quilting friends have made OBW quilts and we all have different patterns. Some are called Stack and Whack, some Kaleidescope, some octogons etc. What is the pattern for six-sided with each fitting into the next block? Is it simply Hexagon?

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    The stack and whack quilts I make are not OBW. The pattern was designed before OBW, but she did write both books.

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    Go to Topic Lists. You will see a category called OBW, Kaleidscope, etc. for information.

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    One Block Wonder is a term coined by Maxine Rosenthal. For this quilt, 6- or 8-sided blocks are made from a single fabric and assembled with no sashing. Stack-and-whack was started by Bethany Reynolds and generally involves sashing and more than one fabric in the quilt. Both techniques require that you stack layers of fabric before cutting. I don't think either lady actually invented the idea, but they made the quilt designs popular by writing books with easy construction techniques.

    Kaleidoscope is a term that has been applied to lots of different quilt patterns, including OBW.

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    My boo boo! I will call it exhaustion to just make me feel better. I still don't plan on ever making a OBW.

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    Marti Michell came out with a book and ruler for Kaleidoscope quilts.

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    i cant wait to try one

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    Come on! Get on the band wagon. The OBW is a fun quilt to make. It gets to be exciting to see how each block will look, and then placing them together. I have made two and have fabric for another one! :thumbup:

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    Can someone recommend the name of the books to look at?

    www.Connectingthreads.com has 40% off books right now and I would like to order one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by New knee
    Come on! Get on the band wagon. The OBW is a fun quilt to make. It gets to be exciting to see how each block will look, and then placing them together. I have made two and have fabric for another one! :thumbup:
    I will make one when I see one that I absolutely love!!!

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