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Thread: OBW.....I'm scared

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    Senior Member Opal Jane's Avatar
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    I just purchased Maxine Rosenthal's One Block Wonder book and started reading it this morning. Now I consider myself an advanced quilter, but I am feeling a little intimidated by the instructions (specifically lining up the stack of fabric with pins). For those of you who have made an OBW do you have any lessons learned that you would like to share? I'm heading to Lancaster 4th of July weekend and planned to purchase my fabric.....but I don't know if I am ready for this.....

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    The pins are just so that you keep the pattern on the fabric lined up correctly when you do your cuts. It really isn't that hard and they are so much fun!

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    If you are really intimidated with this, purchase some of the least expensive fabric for your first try. If it doesn't work, oh well. The worst thing that can happen is you make a "D" cup. :-)

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    I'm too scared to try it. I always admire then from afar,but I know I'm not there yet. They are so cool.

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    I'm a planner, so I have 4 different fabrics to try OBW's on and just bought up all the Floral Master fabric for sale here the last couple of days to try the one that everybody was doing awhile back.

    However, I haven't started anything yet and am still very hesitant. I found better instructions in the OBW Encore book. The first book for me was confusing and not written very well.

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    Don't be scared you have the board to help you. I have not done one, but I would use Cutbuns help on the tutorials. She called them hexagons, I think that is the same as OBW.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-36954-1.htm

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-36954-1.htm

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

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    If you have an opportunity to take a class, either OBW or S&W, it will go a long way toward allwying your fears. I consider myself at best, an intermediate quilter. I only started quilting in Jan '09. I took a class to make the quilt in my avatar and did most of the work on my own at home once someone had shown me how to line up, pin and cut and it was so much fun. I could hardly wait until the next class to show everyone how much I had accomplished. Each and every block was a surprise. I plan to make a OBW this fall. I am waiting for the Peggy Toole fabric "Florentine 3" in the pewter colorway before I begin. It should arrive at my LQS in September. As an experienced quilter, I'm sure you will do much better than I and will have gained a new skill.

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    I have the book but haven't bought the material to try this yet. Maybe I'll find the perfect fabric at the Dayton shop hop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt addict
    Don't be scared you have the board to help you. I have not done one, but I would use Cutbuns help on the tutorials. She called them hexagons, I think that is the same as OBW.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-36954-1.htm

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-36954-1.htm

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-36316-1.htm
    Cutie's tutes make this sooooooo easy. You're not going to believe just how easy this really is to do.

    Take a deep breath and dig in! :thumbup:

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    Just do it!! :) I do NOT consider myself an advanced quilter and I have done one! The blocks turned out great! You will love it!
    :)

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