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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    I just found about 7 blocks i made some time ago. not sewn together yet, just halves. now, what to do with them....
    Make a table topper!

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    If you are really unhappy with it and don't intend to finish it, please PM me and let me know how much you want for me to buy what you have.
    I am doing an OBW now in a class with my guild.

    Quote Originally Posted by sewingsuz
    Has anyone else cut out an OBW and got 96 hexagons to put together and wonder why you did this. My daughter whom never has quilted cut it out Sunday and then left after visiting with me and the Hexagons?????? I figured I would put seven together maybe 4 days a week. I have 9 on design wall . OH my, what have I done. Suzanne

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    I like your hexagons. Please post a picture of the original fabric. What is the measurement for your repeat pattern?

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    Whatever, to all of the above. All I can say is, those hexes are sure luscious looking and I think you are going to have a winner if you persevere.

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    I'm in the midst of my first OBW and am loving playing around with the hex's. I don't think mine will assemble well, but that's something you take a chance on when you purchase your fabric. Just getting it together is a challenge to me and I LOVE challenges. If it turns out reasonably attractive you can bet I'll try another - I'm a scrappy quilter and, to me, this is a prettier version of scrappy. Your hexagons are gorgeous and should make up beautifully!!! Please post your next pictures of the original fabric (if you can) and some more of the hex's.

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    Thanks for your explanation ..... With over a thousand previous responses to this board from you, I was taken aback by your comment at first glance. But on considering, I could see you had a point - quite different than what was expected .... but fair.

    I'm a newbie, sort of, and it is always good to be reminded to look twice before judging .... and think twice before jumping in with a come-back.

    thanks again.

    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    she stated she had remorse...a lot of people who get talked into making these quilts do..sorry if you could not read my post as a FOLLOW UP to her statement!

    I realize everyone likes different things...I replied to the REMORSE portion of this topic...if a person feels they did something they are not happy about, and they are looking for feel good comments, then don't say you have remorse..say you are not sure this is going to turn out like you thought it might...

    I have seen many a people walk away from the OBW class feeling more than remorse over spending all that money on fabric that did not look good once it is was cut...

    This might turn out just wonderful for YOU...but the process of these quilts don't look all that great until finished...some times one block will not tell you how the whole quilt will come together...

    I am sorry everyone took my post as being nasty..it was my thoughts about why you might be feeling remorseful over having cut this quilt out...it was NOT a nasty comment about YOUR quilt!

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    This has been a very interesting topic. I got some cool fabric to make one. Am almost afraid to cut into it, more because I know it is going to be time consuming. I love the idea of the surprise at the end. But isn't that what quilting is all about anyway? Seems to me every quilt is a surprise till you get it sewn together. As far as some of the comments made, I will say that I am not a particular fan of Sunbonnet Sue and Pajama Sam, but I am not going to knock anyone for making them. I don't applique or do hand stitching because of arthritis. But I also don't criticize anyone for making them. They are quite adorable, just not my taste. As others have said, if you can't say anything nice don't say anything at all. Engage the brain before engaging the mouth (in this case the fingers). Keep up the good work on the OBWs, I will get mine done one day.

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    Created the starting of a beautiful quilt

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    I made one and loved making it! To me it is like playing with a puzzle, deciding which way to position the pieces to make the prettiest hexagon. I followed CuteBuns tute on here and it was so easy. However, as much as I like my finsihed one, it is not nearly as stunning as sewingsuz's blocks she posted. That is going to be one gorgeous quilt! I also would love to see the fabric she started with.

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    Well, I came back this morning to see if you are DONE yet????? LOL! I think you are building a fan club to watch this one come together. You'll have to share it now. :D:

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    These blocks are beautiful - keep going!!

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    I am not a fan of OBW either, yet I am making one simply because I admire the process and skill it takes to make one. Please keep going. Even if you hate it when you are done you will have learned loads. We learn much more from our failures then from our successes. I should have a PHD by now. LOL

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    Oh, my! To begin with, you "done" good. Just keep going. By the time you get done you will have 16 some of the most beautiful blocks you will ever put together.



    Quote Originally Posted by sewingsuz
    Has anyone else cut out an OBW and got 96 hexagons to put together and wonder why you did this. My daughter whom never has quilted cut it out Sunday and then left after visiting with me and the Hexagons?????? I figured I would put seven together maybe 4 days a week. I have 9 on design wall . OH my, what have I done. Suzanne

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    You don't have to like stack & whack just enjoy the challenge of doing even 16 squares. And that's the fascination....great challenge. You should try just 1 sometime.









    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    I don't care for these or the stack & whack...waste of time and fabric as far as I am concerned...never did see a finished one I cared for either...and the makers all complained about the left over waste of fabric...just not sure what the fascination is for these things...

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    Forgot to say, I think your blocks are beautiful




    Quote Originally Posted by sewingsuz
    Has anyone else cut out an OBW and got 96 hexagons to put together and wonder why you did this. My daughter whom never has quilted cut it out Sunday and then left after visiting with me and the Hexagons?????? I figured I would put seven together maybe 4 days a week. I have 9 on design wall . OH my, what have I done. Suzanne

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    You might think about using 1 (or more) as center medallions for other quilts. How big are they and is this a possibility? I have not gone down this road because I have seen some beautiful fabrics but not so pleasing OBs. Just a thought.

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    I think you have a good start. Patience is the key. Finish up the blocks and then play with positioning. Can't wait to see the final result.

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    That is going to be beautiful! Great start.

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    Also I am putting triangles between my blocks. It seems to seperate them enough so that they look less chaotic to me anyway.

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    I understand the "oh what have I done" statement. keep going though the blocks are really pretty. Will be well worth the trouble. A friend just finished the blocks for her OBW and now is very happy she stuck with it.

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    I had some fabric I though I would make a practice OBW. Design to small to work, but I got a great table runner and potholders out of it. LOL When I get through folding my "truck load of fabric" (up to 138 yards and still have lots to go!!) I will tackle it again. It will not defeat me!! Haveing fun with it. Hope you do too!!

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    Sounds like you are a captain on the quilting police force.

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    I have some gorgeous Asian fabric that I think might make a great OBW. It is 24" repeat. However, do I need 4 yards? Of course I only have 3 yards.

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    The blocks are so pretty. I bet you will be happy with the quilt when it is together.

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    After the negative reactions to jaciqltznok's comment, I re-read them and thought she was saying she didn't like the quilt PATTERNS, not that she didn't like the hexagons that sewingsuz was making. Ah... the potential to be misunderstood using the printed media.

    Sewingsuz, you can't really judge a One Block Wonder until you've made LOTS of hexagons and begin to see the similarities. I've seen WONDERFUL OBWs and the kalaidescope effect unfolding in front of your very eyes as you proceed is like a mystery unfolding. Keep going! I think you'll be THRILLED with it. I have one on my design wall right now that I'm waiting for my expert friend to come show me how to put it together (I don't like ripping seams out). Keep going!!

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