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Thread: 'Turning over a new leaf' OBW

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    I don't know anything about one block wonder so this may seem like a ridiculous question. Does this block type help you determine piece placement in your blocks? The way the fabric comes together in the individual blocks makes this project mesmerizing, I could look at it for hours. Wonderful quilt, thanks for sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamagus
    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Thanks everyone!

    But WHY oh WHY is it only now that I see a block top middle which I SHOULD have put over on the right! Aaaaarggghhh! :shock:
    I think that no matter how many times you'll look at your own OBW you'll see changes you think would look better, but that's the magic of them! I looked and looked and I can't see anything I would change... it is stunningly beautiful!!
    I agree - you can spend hours (days even!) shifting the arrangement around but they lend themselves to lots of alternative layouts. It could become a hobby all by itself.

    And I think the arrangement is superb anyway - it's beautiful fabric, and I love the addition of it in the 2 borders. I've seen this quilt and it is even better "in the flesh"! Well done K!

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    you did a great job, love the work

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    Love the combination of the 3-D blocks and the kaliedascope blocks. It keeps the eye moving. And I love the way you chose the colors.

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    I think that looks great. I don't see your "mistake" so I wouldn't worry about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaBear61
    I don't know anything about one block wonder so this may seem like a ridiculous question. Does this block type help you determine piece placement in your blocks? The way the fabric comes together in the individual blocks makes this project mesmerizing, I could look at it for hours. Wonderful quilt, thanks for sharing
    Basically, you make a stack of 6 layers of six identical pattern repeats which you then cut into strips (these were 3 3/4" wide). You then cut 60 triangles (I use a triangle ruler). This gives you 6 identical fabric triangles, which you then use to create hexagon blocks. You make them in two halves and pin the blocks together, then when you come to piece them, you have only straight seams to sew. When you have your stack of hexagon blocks, you can play away to your hearts content til you find a layout you're happy with. The cutting and piecing is pretty straightforward - the fun (and headache sometimes!) is in the layout.

    This technique, from a cutting and sewing point of view, is really easy, I promise! If you'd like to try it, I'd recommend getting the book One Block Wonders and/or One Block Wonders Encore by Maxine Rosenthal. There are detailed instructions with pics in both and the second one also explains how to make the hollow blocks. She also gives tips on how to chose a good fabric - IMO this is one of the hardest parts of the process - with this quilt it was done for me! :D

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    Wow, you did it!!!!! You got the blocks in and everything. That fabric is perfect for OBW's and looks great transformed. I love it. What size is it? A keeper? Let me know if it needs a home...:)

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    Yes, it's a keeper. It's 60" x 48" and it's going to hang in my living room. And that's about the last of my wall space gone! :lol:

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    Its wonderful :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Wow!!!!

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