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    Can someone please tell me the difference between a stack and whack and a OBW ? I don't seem to be able to find a OBW pattern. Thanks for your help.

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    Here is a tute done by a member here http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-92503-1.htm for the OBW

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    Stack and Whack is a paricular stacking of fabric 6 or 8 layers at a time and cutting for various designs. It came about through Bethany Reynolds book of the same name in the late 1990s.

    OBW seems to use fewer stacks, making less complicaed blocks, of fabrics which can be used in eiher technique, usually large contrasting prints.

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    Thank you, for some reason I can't download the tut. I do have Bethany Reynolds book. I found some fabric this week
    end that I think I want to use for a OBW. Can't seem to find a pattern on line.

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    i bought the book on amazon

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivianv
    Thank you, for some reason I can't download the tut. I do have Bethany Reynolds book. I found some fabric this week
    end that I think I want to use for a OBW. Can't seem to find a pattern on line.

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-35685-1.htm

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

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    Both these methods produce kalidescope blocks. To me a One Block Wonder quilt takes the fabric and reduces it to colors. Although you get beautiful blocks, the individual blocks are not important, it's the overall arrangement into a new fabric where the colors flow that counts. The individual blocks melt into each other. The Stack and Whack method highlights the individual kalidescope blocks that are created by surrounding them with other fabrics, making them the center piece of a larger block.

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