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Thread: "Turning Over a New Leaf #2" OBW with octagons

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    k3n
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    Hi all. I love making OBWs (some of you may have noticed! :lol: ) but I've always used the hexagon technique (from the One Block Wonder books by Maxine Rosenthal). When I saw the beautiful dragon OBW with octagons made by Karen K that she posted recently, I thought it was about time I gave octagons a try! I had some leaf fabric (sent me by the lovely gaigai :-D ) that I'd already made a hexagon OBW with so I though it would be fun to see the difference. So here's my finished top using octagons. It's 55" square. The second pic is a close up and the third pic is the original OBW with hexagon blocks.

    I'd really appreciate comments and preferences regarding the two techniques. I think they each have merit myself. :-

    Octagon top
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    Close up of octagon blocks
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    The first OBW with hexagons - the original fabric is in the border
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    Beautiful.....I really need to try one of these

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    Pretty amazing looking. I can't figure out how it is done. Do you fussy cut these pieces then sew them together? My mind is boggled.

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    Thank you! No fussy cutting, it's a process like stack n whack where you layer repeats of fabric and cut triangles from that to create the kaleidoscope effect. No waste and a surprise in every block! Check out the Topic List for more info on the books etc...http://www.quiltingboard.com/virtual_section_list.jsp

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    Thanks. I will look into that.

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    Beautiful! I love the octagons. ThEy really blossom. I. Will have to try it.

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    beautifulllll..I need to learn how to make these!

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    Beautiful

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    So...which one do you think was easier? I have not done a OBW but it is on my list.

    OH! And they are both stunning! Love the fabric!

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    Beautiful.

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