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    I love everyones one block wonder quilts. They sure look
    like more than one block to me. Can someone enlighten
    me? Brenda from Wadesville In

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    They are from the book "One Block Wonders" by Maxine Rosenthal. I highly recommend it. There is only one block, and the way you cut your fabric is what makes all the different designs. But it is only one size and shape in the whole quilt, over and over. Basically you layer 6 identical pieces of fabric on top of each other and cut strips, which you then subcut into equilateral triangles. The triangles from each set of 6 will thus be identical. When you sew the triangles into a hexagon, it makes a kaleidoscope pattern. The whole quilt is composed of those hexagons--thus "One Block". The "Wonder" part is how they are all so different. K3n and Katrine are the OBW queens, or "The K-Queens" as I call them! :mrgreen:

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    Excellent description Gai. Cutebuns has done a tutorial here on the board on them as well, her's are called Hexagon quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter7x
    Excellent description Gai. Cutebuns has done a tutorial here on the board on them as well, her's are called Hexagon quilts.
    Yeah, but just a reminder, the Cutebuns tute is not a complete tutorial, it just hits many of the highlights. You really need the book, then the tute will make sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenda
    I love everyones one block wonder quilts. They sure look
    like more than one block to me. Can someone enlighten
    me? Brenda from Wadesville In
    Brenda check out this thread, a group of us are all using the same fabric for a OBW. Lots of awesome pics.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-92198-1.htm

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