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Thread: Four square pieces ala One Block Wonder ... have you done one?

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    Power Poster QuiltE's Avatar
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    I was in a quilt store yesterday and they had samples out of OBW done with only four square pieces.

    It was pretty impressive ... and looked simpler than working with the hexes.

    Has anyone done any of these?

    Care to share some pics?

    Please? and Thanks!!

    I'm getting really taken by these kaleidoscopes!

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    Question ... in picking the fabric, is it pretty much the same rules as to what fabric will give great results for the kaleidoscope effect?

    Bonus ... willl only need four repeats!

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    No, but sounds interesting.

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    That would be the four Patch Posie. Easy and fun to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    That would be the four Patch Posie. Easy and fun to do.
    Do you know what size the squares are that you cut?
    I'm guessing about three or four inches?

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    Oh yes, 4 patch posie, they are addictive, i have started 4 lol and have fabric for about 4 more. Love them.

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    I made several Fourpatch posies quilted tablerunners. My favorite was done in Halloween fabric. Here's the link to my post with photo>>>

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-69851-1.htm

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    Ladies ... What size squares did you cut?



    I just found the following link with LOTS Of pics of these Four Patch Posies ... and not all are posies! Looks like some were done with very large squares ... and some done with smaller ones. Some beautiful quilts ... and lots of ideas.

    http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/...VOyWX?start=12


    Now ... how long do you think before I will start another UFO? :) (Don't laugh too hard!)

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    I've done a ton of these super easy blocks!!! Layer 4 fabrics like you are doing a SAW or OBW but I cut my strips 4 inches and then sub cut to 4 inch squares!!! Move them around until you are pleased with the ''look'' and sew together in a patch. I add quarter square triangles to the 4 sides for a nice square block that goes together for a very nice quilt.

    Enjoy....these little 4 patch posies are very addictive!!

    jodi

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    Quote Originally Posted by jodimarie
    Enjoy....these little 4 patch posies are very addictive!!
    jodi
    That's exactly what I'm worried about ... ANOTHER addiction!

    Not like I don't have enough UFOs already!! :)

    Thanks too, for the measurements. I saw some lovely finished quilts for inspiration, when I was googling ... including the above thread

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    Please everyone ... don't be shy!
    Do show us pics of your completed 4-P Posies! :)

    Please? and Thanks!


    StitchinJoy ... nice Halloween quilt. Shows you can do this with anything!



    Just a little confuzzled here, I know
    OBW = One Block Wonder
    but
    SAW = ???

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    Here's one I did about 2 years ago.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-20452-1.htm

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    Most of those on the HGTV link are done with florals and they are so pretty. There was one done with pink pigs and it is the cutest thing! Hopefully there's a pic of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    Just a little confuzzled here, I know
    OBW = One Block Wonder
    but
    SAW = ???
    I had to think about that one too. Stack and Whack!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    Just a little confuzzled here, I know
    OBW = One Block Wonder
    but
    SAW = ???
    I had to think about that one too. Stack and Whack!
    Ha!
    Guess it was just too obvious that I didn't recognize it!! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    Here's one I did about 2 years ago.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-20452-1.htm

    That is absolutely incredible!!!
    Thank you for sending me over there for the inspiration.

    I hope you kept that quilt and are continuing to enjoy it to the utmost!

    What size strips/squares did you use for the 4 Patch? four inches?

    I'm drooling ... and my brain is overflowing with ideas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by texpat45
    Most of those on the HGTV link are done with florals and they are so pretty. There was one done with pink pigs and it is the cutest thing! Hopefully there's a pic of it!
    On the link I gave, one was done with hockey fabric!!

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    Oops, I also answered the wrong thread.

    I think I used 3" unfinished squares for the inner part of the blocks. What you select depends on your fabric's repeat, as well as its design. The pattern I used was Stacked Posie Supreme by H.D.Designs.

    http://www.rockcityquilts.com/cgi-bi...cking5=froogle

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    Oops, I also answered the wrong thread.

    I think I used 3" unfinished squares for the inner part of the blocks. What you select depends on your fabric's repeat, as well as its design. The pattern I used was Stacked Posie Supreme by H.D.Designs.

    http://www.rockcityquilts.com/cgi-bi...cking5=froogle

    Thanks too ... I found the other post first!

    I think all this hopping from one thread to the other has gotten us totally confused.

    I'm in awe of your quilt!

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    I planned to use them in a doll quilt. Was going to cut the fabric 1 1/2", but the pattern in the daisies would have just disappeared, so I cut 2". I would say you would not want to go any smaller than that, as you have to stop at the halfway point & fiddle with the next inner diamond.

    Was going to use these for the mug rug swap, but they are 12 inches now, and are not bound yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmouse
    I planned to use them in a doll quilt. Was going to cut the fabric 1 1/2", but the pattern in the daisies would have just disappeared, so I cut 2". I would say you would not want to go any smaller than that, as you have to stop at the halfway point & fiddle with the next inner diamond.

    Was going to use these for the mug rug swap, but they are 12 inches now, and are not bound yet.
    QMouse ... would you please show us?
    Pleeeeeeeeeease?
    and Thanks too! :)

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    I WAS!!!!

    LOL. it was in photobucket. had to email it to my self, copy and paste it to my hard drive & copy THAT.

    erg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmouse
    I WAS!!!!

    LOL. it was in photobucket. had to email it to my self, copy and paste it to my hard drive & copy THAT.

    erg.
    Thanks for adding the pic ... I was just too quick on the draw!

    Lovely, how you have done the inner diamonds!

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    i have made a mistake. I got mixed up & replied to a wrong thread. This is not 4 squares, but 5. it is the 10 min block.

    but, I'm leaving it up. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmouse
    i have made a mistake. I got mixed up & replied to a wrong thread. This is not 4 squares, but 5. it is the 10 min block.

    but, I'm leaving it up. :D

    And I thought I couldn't see the kaleidoscope part of it, just because it was pale and the detail didn't show! :)

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