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Thread: OBW

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    Super Member girliegirl's Avatar
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    What is an OBW in the quilt world?

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    OBW is a One Block Wonder Quilt.

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    It is sometimes called a hexagon quilt also, because it's made up of six equal triangles. Do a search here on the board and you'll see all kinds of them. There's even a few tutorials on how to do them.

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    One block wonder.

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    My avatar is a sample of an OBW

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    One Block Wonder is a term coined by Maxine Rosenthal for her quilts, which are made of one fabric only. They can be made from hexagons or octagons (with added corner pieces to make the blocks square). In either case the fabric is layered so that the same motif lines up through all the layers, and then it is cut into triangles of the appropriate size and shape. The result is lots of kaleidoscopes across the quilt. The pattern is quick and fun to do, but you have to select an appropriate fabric. I highly recommend the OBW books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    One Block Wonder is a term coined by Maxine Rosenthal for her quilts, which are made of one fabric only. They can be made from hexagons or octagons (with added corner pieces to make the blocks square). In either case the fabric is layered so that the same motif lines up through all the layers, and then it is cut into triangles of the appropriate size and shape. The result is lots of kaleidoscopes across the quilt. The pattern is quick and fun to do, but you have to select an appropriate fabric. I highly recommend the OBW books.
    Wow, that's the best description of a OBW I've ever seen! :thumbup:

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    It's one of those things that on my Bucket List! :thumbup:

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