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. :-
Close up of octagon blocks
The first OBW with hexagons - the original fabric is in the border