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Thread: I am seeing these quilts obw on the picture board and they are beautiful

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    Senior Member cmputerdazed's Avatar
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    could someone explain them to me. It appears they are hexagon shaped but they look kindof like the older stack and whack. Is that it?

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    OBW or One Block Wonder (NB this term is NOT registered as it has been in use for years to describe quilts made from only one block – however, it has come to be used almost exclusively to refer to this style of kaleidoscope quilts) The distinctive element in this type of quilt is that there is no sashing between the blocks - each block interacts with its neighbour to create a secondary pattern across the main body of the quilt. This process is described in the books by Maxine Rosenthal and Joy Pelzman. ‘One Block Wonders’, the first book has detailed information on fabric choices and yardage requirements, the layering and cutting of the fabrics, and the method of construction for both hexagon and octagon blocks. The second book ‘One Block Wonders Encore’ focuses on the hexagon, has all the basic instructions, has further suggestions and ideas for using two colourways of the same fabric, many different border and layout ideas and introduces the hollow cubes seen in many of these quilts. The third book ‘One Block Wonders Cubed’ also includes the basic block instructions, expands on designing with cubes, provides guidelines for creating interlocking cubes and setting in and appliqueing interlocking triangles and has many more border and layout ideas.

    This and more is in the user defined section, I just copied and pasted it. LOL. I love OBW's and see many more in my future :D :D

    Hope this helps

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    Great explanation Woody! It also goes to prove if people took the time to read the user defined sections they would gain a tremendous amount of knowledge. Also the search feature helps in finding a vast amount of topics and explanations already posted numerous times. This is not meant to inflame anyone but remind us all the advantages of learning how to learn to use the board for the advantage of everyone. :-D

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    Thanks for the explaination. I did not even know we had a user defined section. Where would I find this? I do love the look of these quilts and am off to look for the books. Which one do you recommend for a first time obw. I was thinking maybe the second one you mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmputerdazed
    Thanks for the explaination. I did not even know we had a user defined section. Where would I find this? I do love the look of these quilts and am off to look for the books. Which one do you recommend for a first time obw. I was thinking maybe the second one you mentioned.
    Click on the bold words Quilting Forum at the top of the page and then scroll down.

    You can subsribe to all or part of the user defined section :D:D:D

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