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Thread: OBW - Blunder

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    Okay I finally decided to try out the OBW (one block wonder). I took a yard of really obnoxious fabric, found the repeat (or as close to a repeat as this fabric had) and started cutting my triangles. But when putting them together I realized that I had used the wrong triangle tool. The one I used was not 60 degrees, probably more like 55 degrees.

    Bugger!!! Going out today to buy a 60degree triangle.

    I'm sure I can figure out a way to usae all these triangles I just cut, they just won't be a OBW. Luckily I had only used 1 yard of fabric since thid was more of a test than a quilt.

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    Love your avitar! Sorry about your cutting mistake - I have a few of them myself!

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    i'd cut those down to 45 degrees and use them. no waste!

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    So, does the fabric look better since you cut it up?!

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    how can you do a OBW with just one yard of fabric. Don't you need at least 4 repeats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewyscrewy
    put em together anyways and title your quilt obw on lsd or some such thing. would love to see your quilt.
    ha I love this idea! May have to steal the name...

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    Sorry that this happened, but I love your attitude! Good for you for moving forward with this project :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    how can you do a OBW with just one yard of fabric. Don't you need at least 4 repeats.
    A OBW needs 6 repeats. You can make a small quilt with one yd of fabric. You can cut the fabric in half length wise, and then find the 3 repeats in each half. I have some fabric with medium sized designs that this will work well with :D:D:D

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    Im confused too. I've never been able to do a OBW with less than 2 yards. (12" repeats is the smallest I've ever seen, needing 6 sets of the repeats = 72" of fabric) Would love to know how to get some blocks out of just one yard though. Please share that tidbit.

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    O Amma, thanks for the info. I learn something new everyday around here !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kraftykimberly
    Im confused too. I've never been able to do a OBW with less than 2 yards. (12" repeats is the smallest I've ever seen, needing 6 sets of the repeats = 72" of fabric) Would love to know how to get some blocks out of just one yard though. Please share that tidbit.
    I've never made a obw, yet, but you could just use a pattern with a 6" repeat or less. It would be a smaller print, but i can see how it could be done...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewyscrewy
    put em together anyways and title your quilt obw on lsd or some such thing. would love to see your quilt.
    I like the name, I will post when I lay it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    how can you do a OBW with just one yard of fabric. Don't you need at least 4 repeats.
    Yeah, normally you do. I was just trying to do a trial so I wasn't to concerned about gettingmy repeats perfect.

    This was a very large print. I cut into 3" strips, so I have small triangles.

    I got 'almost' 3 repeats across the yardage, but it also repeated twice in each row, so I did end up with about 6 repeats. I say 'about' because this weird print did not have perfect repeats and since I had less fabic, I had to make due. But for my purposes of a OBW trial, it was sufficient.

    My problem will be that because I have to turn the triangles in each set, the repeat will not line up as normally in a OBW. But I have a few strips I have not cut yet, so I think if I flip half the strips unside down this might counteract my having to turn the triangles. We'll see. I'll post pictures as I get farther into trying to do something with my blunder. Live and Learn. I may come up with something cool or really ugly, we'll see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Fanny
    Love your avitar! Sorry about your cutting mistake - I have a few of them myself!
    Thanks. That's my Boo. He passed away. But I have 2 other bullies, both almost 6 years old. I love your guy, so cute!! Mine both love to hang out while I quilt. They've even tried to claim my quilts while I am working on them. If an end draps to the floor they are almost immediately laying on it :)

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