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Thread: OBW's

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    Super Member CarolinePaj's Avatar
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    Can somebody explain what an OBW is. Sorry for being so stupid...!

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    you take repeats of the same pattern on fabric and cut 60 degree triangles and then sew back together and it looks like a kaleidoscope

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    I've found that to make a OBW or a Stack and Wack (SAW), you need to use that ''G*D AWFUL print fabric that you would normaly pass by and go EWEEEEEE at!! My best SAW have been made out of prints that have designs about the size of your hand.....a country theme with cows, barns, tractors, trees, hills, blue skys. You get the idea? When lined up, cut and then sewn back together, you will get the most interesting designs!!! Be sure to save uncut fabric for the borders and you will have people looking at the orgional print and then going over to one of the blocks.....fun!!

    The OBW quilts I've seen, are a bit more ''tame'' and restful to the eye....the designs sort of flow from one to the other but the SAW ( I make ) have wild crazy new designs to enjoy!!

    jodi in levenworth

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    oh boy! Use the search function and there is a thread with more than 100 pages. Cutebuns did a follow along thread on this last fall (summer?)

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    Thiis is one I started yesterday. I have 9 blocks done and the fabric is beside them. The fabric is much brighter than the pic, but this should give you an idea. No block is the same, just keep turning until you get the look you want.

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    Super Member CoventryUK's Avatar
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    It means 'one block wonder' There are some fabulous ones on the board!! Look at posts by 'Katrine' or 'K3N'


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    Thanks guys!


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    i just have to try one of these

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