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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Both the finished one AND the WIP look great to me! My challenge with these quilts is - How in the heck do you quilt them OTHER than an all over meander??? I think meandering is great, however I tend to prefer actual patterns on my personal quilts....so.....I get lost for the OBW's.
    I agree - that's the challenge, because there are so many seams. I'm in the process of quilting. I THOUGHT

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Both the finished one AND the WIP look great to me! My challenge with these quilts is - How in the heck do you quilt them OTHER than an all over meander??? I think meandering is great, however I tend to prefer actual patterns on my personal quilts....so.....I get lost for the OBW's.
    I agree - that's the challenge, because there are so many seams. I'm in the process of quilting. I THOUGHT

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Both the finished one AND the WIP look great to me! My challenge with these quilts is - How in the heck do you quilt them OTHER than an all over meander??? I think meandering is great, however I tend to prefer actual patterns on my personal quilts....so.....I get lost for the OBW's.
    I agree - that's the challenge, because there are so many seams, and no matter what you do, it's not going to show with all the designs in the fabric. I'm in the process of quilting a OBW. I THOUGHT I would FM spirals, but it didn't work, so I'm SIDing the hexagons. If I was in CT where my embroidery machine lives, I'd use it to do a simple outline embroidery in the hexagons - and just SID in the cubes. But I'm still in Tucson. I'll post pictures of mine when I finish quilting.

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    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!
    How many OBW classes have you taken? It sounds like you don't like OBWs, yet you've seen 'many a people walk away' from OBW CLASSES unhappy. HHHHmmmmmmmm.

    Most of us on this board understood that the quilter wasn't looking for NEGATIVE comments. Instead, she was looking for a reason to continue with what most of us think is a lovely start on a OBW. She received MOSTLY positive feedback.

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    Thanks, everyone for the kind words! I am still trying to decide how to quilt the first one. It has a Mexican flavor, especially when you see the original fabric. The second one I am going to make the Orange Peel type of quilting since it has been cut from Asian fabric.

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    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
    You've started down the road to a gorgeous quilt! I put mine together by sorting the main center colors, then sorting by edge color so they would "run" together.

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    You know, I've seen ppl using an ugly fabric(to me),yet end up with a great OBW.Think my fabric didn't have enough colors, so it just all runs together.Oh,well....live & learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plainpat
    You know, I've seen ppl using an ugly fabric(to me),yet end up with a great OBW.Think my fabric didn't have enough colors, so it just all runs together.Oh,well....live & learn.

    I you post it maybe someone can help you with it.

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    Thank you.I have some medical stuff coming up, but maybe someday I'll get ambitious & try again.You are sure good with the help/directions you offer. :-D

    Quote Originally Posted by cutebuns
    Quote Originally Posted by plainpat
    You know, I've seen ppl using an ugly fabric(to me),yet end up with a great OBW.Think my fabric didn't have enough colors, so it just all runs together.Oh,well....live & learn.

    I you post it maybe someone can help you with it.

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    Thanks!

    :)

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    I finally finished putting the hex's together, now to put backing on and quilt. I will not be making another any time too soon. 4 years in the making.

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    there's been so much talk about the obw's that i've decided to try one. i was in nyc today and went to MOOD fabric, where the project runway designers shop. omg- i could spend all day there! but i was good and went right to the cotton prints. found several that look like good candidates, SO, when i finish my baby quilt (first grandchild, due aug. 4th-a girl!) then i will move right on to this obw. see, your posts have opened up possibilities for at least one quilter, sew onward and upward! p.s. swatch was not there :o(

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    You'll be surprised how good it will look when you get toward the end and can arrange them different ways.

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    They are beautiful... kaleidoscope looking!
    Haven't tackled it myself yet... have a few other projects to get into first... not to mention the ones I still have to finish.

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    I separated my OBW motifs with triangles of solid color fabric. I couldn't stand to mush all those motifs together. Each motif deserved to stand on it's own. IMHO a fabric with both straight and curved lines makes great OBW motifs. Mine seemd to come out in two categories: Stars or Circles. I alternated stars and circles in the lay out. The fabric is a tan and dark blue Tiki shirting with tikis and palm trees and hawaiian designs from JoAnn's last year. I am making quilts for twin teen boys. So I want to change the second OBW quilt of the same fabric... Possibly group the motifs by color and separate color areas by solid triangles for interest. The motifs are sewn together by half hexagons in long strips. It's fun and I love opening each motif after it is cut. Every one is a surprise, especially if you off set the first cut on a row by just a tad. I have about 91 motifs cut and I can't find two alike.

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    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
    I wish I had someone that would cut out hexagons for me!! What a great job of cutting.

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    they are beautiful!

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    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
    They're beautiful! Send my way if you fall into deeper remorse. :lol:

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    Translation please: What is a WIP and an OBW? I'll probably do a head slap when someone answers. Not the first time, and probably not the last. Thanks

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    OBW --- have you tried the mirrors on the fabric first before you buy ???? Our shop has a set of mirrors that we quite often look at fabric before the customer buys. We have a OBW quilt hanging in the shop that is absolutely stunning. And we teach a class on OBW , haven't seen and ugly one yet! Regards from slightly thawing Saskatchewan..... that's Canada eh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
    Translation please: What is a WIP and an OBW? I'll probably do a head slap when someone answers. Not the first time, and probably not the last. Thanks
    Work in progress and one block wonder. Someday we'll just talk all in acronyms!

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    ok, please, what does imho stand for? someone should make a page of acronyms for us new folks. thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nancia
    ok, please, what does imho stand for? someone should make a page of acronyms for us new folks. thanks!
    In my humble opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanneS
    Quote Originally Posted by nancia
    ok, please, what does imho stand for? someone should make a page of acronyms for us new folks. thanks!
    In my humble opinion
    thank you so much! i never would have figured that one out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljorange
    Quote Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
    Translation please: What is a WIP and an OBW? I'll probably do a head slap when someone answers. Not the first time, and probably not the last. Thanks
    Work in progress and one block wonder. Someday we'll just talk all in acronyms!
    Thank you so much. See, I learn something new every day! I guess I have a lot of WIP's and OBW's and UFO's in my collections. Just need to do something with them. Again, thanks for the clarification.

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