Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
OBW cut out remorse >

OBW cut out remorse

OBW cut out remorse

Old 03-24-2011, 01:34 PM
Super Member
Thread Starter
sewingsuz's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Arizona
Posts: 7,850

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
Attached Thumbnails attachment-174285.jpe  
sewingsuz is offline  
Old 03-24-2011, 01:35 PM
Super Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,933

isnthatodd is offline  
Old 03-24-2011, 01:37 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Iowa
Posts: 666

I have one now that is turning out soooo ugly I've named it the venus flytrap quilt! Sigh, it seemed like such a good choice of fabric at the time..LOL
Janie Q is offline  
Old 03-24-2011, 01:38 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 708

What is OBW? I enjoy hexagons. I use english paper piecing.
VaNella is offline  
Old 03-24-2011, 01:40 PM
Power Poster
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Idaho
Posts: 11,375

One Block Wonder
Sadiemae is offline  
Old 03-24-2011, 02:48 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: BC
Posts: 713

With the OBW, you don't sew hexagons. They are all set out and then sewn in rows. You don't see the whole hexagon until you are finished. What you have now is more like Bethany Reynold's Stack and Whack.
ewecansew is offline  
Old 03-24-2011, 02:48 PM
Super Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: in retirement
Posts: 1,513

The wonder of this quilt is that you can't picture what you have created until all the blocks are pieced. Don't get discouraged. Finish piecing the blocks.

I personally do not even look at the blocks until I finish piecing them. I then sort them into color piles, and then begin playing on the wall.

Look at some of the photos on the board.

Stay with it, your blocks are beautiful so far.
gal288 is offline  
Old 03-24-2011, 02:55 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 661

Hi Suzanne,

Keep going on with your project only sewing half of the hexgon together. If possible see if you can find the book, One-Block Wonder by Maxine Rosenthal from your local library. She has two other books that may also be of interest to you.

Check out several threads here on the QB with regards to this process along with two other similar quilt patterns.

As already indicate the true beauty of this process does not appear until you have the final layout decided upon and then sewn together.

The blocks look good so far, so continue on. Please keep us updated on your progress.

Pam M
milp04 is offline  
Old 03-24-2011, 02:59 PM
Power Poster
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 10,357

I haven't begun my OBW "journey" yet...have the book, (very good I might add) read it cover to cover three times and understand the process (I think). Fabric is the next hurdle...and rigging up some kind of design wall (I usually use our bed! - which is not an option for this).

I really like your hexs...any chance of posting what the original fabric looks like?...are you using more than one? Forgive the questions...but when I get into doing something new I always have millions of questions!
earthwalker is offline  
Old 03-24-2011, 03:05 PM
Power Poster
nativetexan's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: home again, after 27 yrs!
Posts: 19,388

I just found about 7 blocks i made some time ago. not sewn together yet, just halves. now, what to do with them....
nativetexan is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
09-26-2012 05:18 AM
08-01-2012 05:41 AM
06-04-2012 06:25 AM
04-15-2009 04:51 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

FREE Quilting Newsletter