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Thread: Has anyone here at the Quilting Board ever made a One Block Wonder?

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    Super Member MissTreated's Avatar
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    Fantastic, Ruth! I gotta try one sometime. I bought the book, read the whole thing, now I have to get the yardage. I just can't justify the expense right now when I have so much other fabrics and projects to do.

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    I have never made a one block wonder, but this is beautiful. The fabris is so lovely. Well made

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    I am sure your stash is like mine - generally small prints!

    One of the ladies in the group did some with a lightweight curtain fabric and it was super and another used an old duvet cover, these had larger prints on them. I have also seen on the USA sites that the larger print fabrics seem to go on sale ... might be an option for u.

    Thanks for all the lovely comments ...

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    Yes, I've done two of them and am totally addicted. I used an animal print on one and it turned out really cool. I also used an oriental print with large red and pink flowers. That was neat too! I used Maxine Rosenthal's book with a class. I recommend going to a class on it, It's so much easier to do the second one that way. I'll try to post pics of them although I've not had good luck posting pics lately. I used the 24 inch return for the best results. If you chose to smallof return you have a lot of cutting and sewing to do!

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    Two more pics hopefully!

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    Very nice!

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    Well i def don't know how to do that, think i will google and find out what stack and whack is :)

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    Lovely quilts - the animal one came out completely unexpectedly - thats what I like about this quilt - the end result is surprising. Would agree that a course would be easiest - the matching and pin-ing can be confusing. My fabric was also a 24 inch repeat.

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    Hi
    I have made a couple - one with a large floral pattern and one with Japanese dragons and bamboo. I found them very simple to do. Just cut your triangles as in "Stack and Whack" with your 6 panels of repeats lined up perfectly. Sew the triangles together in three's and do not join the units in the centre as you would to make the hexagon. Place these on your design wall with the 2 halves butted up against each other (an unsewn hexagon). These unsewn halves will form the rows and when you have distributed them in a colour design that you like, start sewing the rows together. The hexagons will form when you add each subsequent row. At the first and last rows you will fill in the spaces with half hexagons distributed across the row. You will also nees single triangles to finish the end of each row.

    I made sure each row was numbered so I didn't mess up.

    Try it

    Gloria

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    Hi, this isn't as hard as it looks, but it does take some attention to detail. You need to take your time with the cutting so the triangles are accurate. I have only made the pattern using hexagons, I think the octagons ( she demonstrates both in the book) are harder.

    With the hexagons pattern, you definitely need a design wall. You will never actually sew the triangles into hexagons!!! You sew 3 triangles together to make half a hexagon and you match the hexagon halves on the design wall, but you sew the quilt together in simple strips. You just need to be careful to get the half hexagons in the right order when you sew.

    If you get a chance to take a class on this it might give you confidence and be fun. I am not an expert quilter but I was able to do this quilt and liked it.

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    Ruth, the more I look at your lovely flower quilt the more I love it and makes me want to go for number three. It's so addicting!

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    Wow, i've been googling on this, looks like it could be awesome to do, your guys quilts look so awesome! :)

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    Ugh, that looks tooooooo complicated for me!
    My little brain can't seem to process that very well, lol!

    All of those quilts are awesome!

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    gorgeous pics of quilts :D AWESOME :!: yoya

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