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Thread: OBW cut out remorse

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    Super Member sewingsuz's Avatar
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    Has anyone else cut out an OBW and got 96 hexagons to put together and wonder why you did this. My daughter whom never has quilted cut it out Sunday and then left after visiting with me and the Hexagons?????? I figured I would put seven together maybe 4 days a week. I have 9 on design wall . OH my, what have I done. Suzanne
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    Pictures?

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    I have one now that is turning out soooo ugly I've named it the venus flytrap quilt! Sigh, it seemed like such a good choice of fabric at the time..LOL

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    What is OBW? I enjoy hexagons. I use english paper piecing.

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    One Block Wonder

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    With the OBW, you don't sew hexagons. They are all set out and then sewn in rows. You don't see the whole hexagon until you are finished. What you have now is more like Bethany Reynold's Stack and Whack.

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    The wonder of this quilt is that you can't picture what you have created until all the blocks are pieced. Don't get discouraged. Finish piecing the blocks.

    I personally do not even look at the blocks until I finish piecing them. I then sort them into color piles, and then begin playing on the wall.

    Look at some of the photos on the board.

    Stay with it, your blocks are beautiful so far.

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    Hi Suzanne,

    Keep going on with your project only sewing half of the hexgon together. If possible see if you can find the book, One-Block Wonder by Maxine Rosenthal from your local library. She has two other books that may also be of interest to you.

    Check out several threads here on the QB with regards to this process along with two other similar quilt patterns.

    As already indicate the true beauty of this process does not appear until you have the final layout decided upon and then sewn together.

    The blocks look good so far, so continue on. Please keep us updated on your progress.

    Pam M

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    I haven't begun my OBW "journey" yet...have the book, (very good I might add) read it cover to cover three times and understand the process (I think). Fabric is the next hurdle...and rigging up some kind of design wall (I usually use our bed! - which is not an option for this).

    I really like your hexs...any chance of posting what the original fabric looks like?...are you using more than one? Forgive the questions...but when I get into doing something new I always have millions of questions!

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    I just found about 7 blocks i made some time ago. not sewn together yet, just halves. now, what to do with them....

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