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Thread: I think I've lost my marbles

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    I think I've lost my marbles

    I made a stack-n-whack (OBW?) quilt for my sister for Christmas and swore I would NEVER DO ONE AGAIN. It turned out pretty good (and she loved it) but the work involved just killed me and I wanted to just throw it all away at least twice.

    So, being that I'm crazy, I've decided that since I resolved to put a quilt into the local county fair this year, I would (for some reason) need to do another dang kaleidoscope quilt and enter THAT.

    Glutton for punishment. That's what I am. And crazy.

    Here's the fabric I've decided to use...Name:  legacy studio polynesian medallion.jpg
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Size:  113.7 KB It's from JoAnns, it's Legacy Studio brand, called "Polynesian Master Medallions". Lovely bright colors with metallic edging...really eye popping. I hope it looks OK in the quilt and not too busy!

    Right now my sewing room is packed full of furniture (we're having flooring installed all over the rest of the house) so I can only think and plan but I'm actually pretty excited about getting started on this. For a change I have ZERO UFO's but I will probably start a couple simple quilts too because I know I won't be able to grind away on this quilt without a distraction without losing whatever small grasp I have left on my sanity!

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    I'm with morelcabin, also. I'd like to see what you do with it also. I'd even be curious on what a stack & whack, would turn out. Eventually let us know

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    Ah, but you 'learned' on the first one. The SECOND on will be soooo easy

    Love the fabric and it does SCREAM ~ OBW, Kaleidoscopic or any Stack-n-Whack styles.
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    Great fabric choice -- agree with others -- you've cut your teeth on the first one! This should be a blue ribbon with the lovely colors and the design.

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    Love the fabric! Can't wait to see your quilt.

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    Wait - I can't believe it - are you sure you are a quilter? I don't think I have ever met one who didn't have at least 1 UFO (LOL)

    the fabric is gorgeous and will make a wonderful OBW - to me the piecing on these is the easy part. Getting the fabric, cutting it and then figuring out your block placements are the had parts. That said I don't think I have ever done another pattern that kept me as interested throughout the whole process as this one. Even deciding which of the 3 ways to put your triangles together is intriguing.

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    that fabric should make an interesting and beautiful OBW/SAW.
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    That will be so bright and happy.
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    Its going to be stunning! Love that fabric, can't wait to see it done!!

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    How do you decide what fabric would be good for a stack and whack......I have never made one!

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    Sewnoma, sanity is highly overrated. Go for it! Love that fabric and bet it will be a gorgeous S&W.

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    Love that fabric!! Your quilt is gonna be fantastic! Looking forward to seeing it finished!
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    I haven't made A OBW but want to. I've seen this fabric at JoAnns and thought the same thing - OBW.
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    Love that fabric! Didn't get enough to do a OBW so if they still have it guess what I'm going to do. . .

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    Sengell - the criteria I use for fabric for OBW is fairly large print with interesting variety of colors and shapes without excessive expanses of background color.
    Tropical prints and many of the "oriental" prints work very well.
    Last edited by mom-6; 03-05-2013 at 05:31 PM.

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    Although I cut my pieces out at random, I also had a mirrow book I used. My friend bought two dollar store mirrows and taped them together like a book. We then had a blast looking at all the material with our 'kalidiscope'.
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    I've worked with that exact fabric for this exact purpose! Well, it was a lap-sized quilt that I worked on with a friend, but I'm no stranger to OBW. I'm currently using that fabric to make some OBW potholders to sell. It's really fabulous when you put the blocks together. We were worried about the complexity and hard lines, but if you're careful and precise, it really comes out wonderfully. Have fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewnoma View Post
    I made a stack-n-whack (OBW?) quilt for my sister for Christmas and swore I would NEVER DO ONE AGAIN. It turned out pretty good (and she loved it) but the work involved just killed me and I wanted to just throw it all away at least twice.

    So, being that I'm crazy, I've decided that since I resolved to put a quilt into the local county fair this year, I would (for some reason) need to do another dang kaleidoscope quilt and enter THAT.

    Glutton for punishment. That's what I am. And crazy.

    Here's the fabric I've decided to use...Name:  legacy studio polynesian medallion.jpg
Views: 3586
Size:  113.7 KB It's from JoAnns, it's Legacy Studio brand, called "Polynesian Master Medallions". Lovely bright colors with metallic edging...really eye popping. I hope it looks OK in the quilt and not too busy!

    Right now my sewing room is packed full of furniture (we're having flooring installed all over the rest of the house) so I can only think and plan but I'm actually pretty excited about getting started on this. For a change I have ZERO UFO's but I will probably start a couple simple quilts too because I know I won't be able to grind away on this quilt without a distraction without losing whatever small grasp I have left on my sanity!
    Love, love, love your fabric choice! The quilt will be fantastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sengell View Post
    How do you decide what fabric would be good for a stack and whack......I have never made one!
    Fabric exactly like this-----------with various figures and various colors. This is bound to be in the "stunning" quilt collection when it's done
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    I haven't done a OBW so I don't know how hard they are, but a stacked 4 patch is very easy and fun. You just stack 4 repeats, and then cut squares and then sew them into a 4 patch. Love your fabric choice.

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    That's going to be fantastic!

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    Love the fabric!!!!

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    Envy, envy, envy. This is my favorite pattern and that fabric is perfect for one, IMHO!! Please post results. I agree cutting out and assembly is the easy part. Placement or pattern is the tricky part. That one will be fabulous whatever you choose.

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    Your fabric is beautiful and will be great in a stack-n-whack. My first quilt big quilt was a stack-n-whack. It was fun and I would do another one. Especially if the fabric was as nice as the one you picked. Post a photo when you are done!
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    The hardest part is the learning curve, and you done one so its going to be a lot easier. The fabric you selected is beautiful.

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