Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Thread: One Block Wonder Book(s)

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    34
    If someone (ie. ME) wants to try this and doesn't have any of the three books that are out, which one or ones should I get? I really want to give this a go.

  2. #2
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Upper Michigan
    Posts
    7,887
    Blog Entries
    14
    Go on yu tube! There an easy tute!!

  3. #3
    Banned
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    7,377
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Painiacs
    Go on yu tube! There an easy tute!!
    No, in my (and k3n and katrine) opinion you really cannot do this without the book. There are so many things to consider, that no video or tute alone can explain. Like I've said before, it's a complex process, but not necessarily a difficult one.

    I would recommend the first book, One Block Wonders by Maxine Rosenthal. Once you get the book, there are lots of people who are happy to help you. Good luck.

  4. #4
    Super Member woody's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Canberra, Australia
    Posts
    2,053
    Blog Entries
    1
    I started with the second book, One Block Wonders Encore which gives you all the basics of the Hexagons (not Octagons though) and a range of the cubes if you are interested in them. If you are not interested in the cubes then the first book would probably be better.

  5. #5
    k3n
    k3n is offline
    Power Poster k3n's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Somerset, England
    Posts
    10,714
    Blog Entries
    1
    I agree with both Gai and Woody! Actually it depends if you think you'll prefer hexes and cubes or you might like to try the octogans as well. But whatever, you can't do these well without a book. All the free tutes and stuff are inadequate and doesn't go far enough with the design advice which is the main issue with these - the piecing is pretty straight forward. I have however done a You Tube tute myself on joining the rows and my persnickety way to match the points and press open seams but this is an ADDITION to the book NOT a replacement for it by any means.

  6. #6
    Super Member DebraK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    West Coast
    Posts
    8,590
    I agree with the advice given, and now I'm off to check out k3n's persnickety youtube ;-)

  7. #7
    k3n
    k3n is offline
    Power Poster k3n's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Somerset, England
    Posts
    10,714
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK
    I agree with the advice given, and now I'm off to check out k3n's persnickety youtube ;-)
    Oooohhh - and I never felt a thing! :mrgreen: :lol:

  8. #8
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,108
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by woody
    I started with the second book, One Block Wonders Encore which gives you all the basics of the Hexagons (not Octagons though) and a range of the cubes if you are interested in them. If you are not interested in the cubes then the first book would probably be better.
    I agree with woody, either of these two depending on where your interest lies :D:D:D

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    34
    Thanks for all the advice . I know my Joann's has the third book in the series. I'll have to see if they have the first or second.

  10. #10
    Power Poster dunster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Albany, Oregon
    Posts
    10,701
    I bought the first book (before the other two came out) and was very happy with the depth of information in it, except for the lack of explanation on how to do the hollow cubes. I then bought Sara Nephew's book, Big Book of Building Block Quilts, which has instructions for the cubes. (Maxine Rosenthal, author of the OBW books, gives credit to Sara Nephew in the first book.) I haven't purchased the next two OBW books, so I can't speak to how well they compare with the first.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.