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

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

Old 05-05-2008, 02:22 PM
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I am frightened and intimidated, but want desperately to make one.

I've picked up the book numerous times, but always put it back. Yet I keep picking it up again and putting it back down.

You use ONE fabric and cut it all up and make these little hexagon thingys and arrange them in a pleasing fashion.

How you go about sewing them is BEYOND me. That's the extent of my understanding from looking at the book.

If anyone has made one, I'd sure love to hear what you think. On a scale of IMPOSSIBLE, EXTREMELY DIFFICULT, FRUSTRATING, HARD, MODERATE or EASY, where does it fall?

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This is a pretty good pattern to try.

http://woodenthimble.com/freepat04.html
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Old 05-05-2008, 06:15 PM
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I've made one like saravincent posted. It's not 'hard' per say, just a bit more tedious when it comes to cutting the fabric. You have to be precise to get the right effect. Once you figure out your repeat, cut your fabric, pin through the same spot on all your layers and cut. Flat pins are handy for that part. Once you get your fabric cut, it's no different than regular piecing. The results are pretty amazing in my opinion. The beauty of it is, you could totally transform an UGLY fabric into something really beautiful to look at! Hope you try it, I'm sure you will be pleasantly surprised how easy it is.
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Old 05-06-2008, 03:32 AM
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http://www.ctpub.com/client/client_pages/lesson_plans/10428.cfm

this page give you a simple idea of it , maybe will help
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Old 05-06-2008, 05:05 AM
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It's a Stack 'n Whack, right?

I wonder why she doesn't want you to wash the fabric. Ick.
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Old 05-06-2008, 05:17 AM
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I've never done 1, so I can't help you. They look really interesting though, why don't you give it a whirl and let us know :-)
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Old 05-06-2008, 05:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Cathe
It's a Stack 'n Whack, right?

I wonder why she doesn't want you to wash the fabric. Ick.
I think it's to help with matching and pinning the layers in the exact same spot without worry of fabric distortion that can happen after washing.
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:00 AM
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I made one. It was my first quilt. Believe me, I had barely sewed a stitch in my life before that. All it is is like 800 triangles. The hardest part is finding interesting fabric and matching up the pattern repeats correctly. My fabric had little dots on it which made that part easy. Just put a pin through each layer and check that they line up on that point as you go.

My One Bock Wonder (topper finished ... quilting SOON!)
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Oh my! You deserve an A+ for this one. What is the pattern called? I love it! :mrgreen:
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Old 05-06-2008, 12:17 PM
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I could never in amillion years do that!!!!
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