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Thread: OBW cut out remorse

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    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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    Pictures?

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    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

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    What is OBW? I enjoy hexagons. I use english paper piecing.

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    One Block Wonder

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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    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!

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    I just found about 7 blocks i made some time ago. not sewn together yet, just halves. now, what to do with them....

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    I like how the blocks are coming along. Don't hit the panic button, yet. It is a work in progress. Have patience, patience, patience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ewecansew
    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.


    Don't be discouraged, they look fine!! You just need more of them. Keep going and you'll be surprised how well it all goes together. And yes, I agree, can we see the original fabric? Hang in there, I think you'll be glad you did.

    And Ewecansew, OBW's are the ones made from Hexagons. It is the Stack and Whack that is different.

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    It doesn't take long to get them all together. They will be done before you know it.

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    But they are so stunning.

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    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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    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...
    ...and you think it is really necessary to answer in such a cutting way? How offensive to those members who love the OBW and Stack and Whack. This message REALLY falls in the "if you have nothing nice to say...." category.

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    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...
    WOW! What a nasty tirade! I've read just about EVERY OBW post here on the QMB and I've never read any such thing. And having made numerous OBW's, I can tell you there is no waste with this block. Please, if you're just here to cause trouble, take it down the road, it's not welcome.

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    Thank you Martina and Gaigai
    I am new here and really didn't know how to
    repsond to that person's reply.

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    I'm with you ladies. All quilts are beautiful in their own way. If you don't like something, KEEP IT TO YOURSELF! No one here wants to hear their hard, and beautiful, work is being judged on such a negative level. Seriously - I gotta ask, why would you post that?

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    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...

    I have taught and or helped any number of people with their OBW. And I have yet to have anyone complain of the waste. Just the opposite. I have had a few that were not happy with the end result but that can happen with any quilt. I have done several myself as well with completely different looks on all of them ( I even did a landscape one) to each their own.

    I really don't think this comment was warranted.

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    What one person likes, doesn't mean everyone likes it.
    Like they say...if you don't have anything nice to say, then say nothing at all!

    I'm not a huge fan of OBW either, but I'm amazed at how beautiful these quilts come out. There are a few OBWs that if I get the chance to get my paws on them, they might just disappear into my suitcase.

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    I say just ignore and move past that 1 comment out of several really nice comments.

    Now, about your hexs...I think they are working up beautifully! The 1st one I did, I was really wondering about what I had gotten myself into..then the more I played with them, the more I liked it. Its really fun...just keep going! Your hexes look great and I bet the original fabric was gorgeous! Please keep showing what you are doing with them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    What one person likes, doesn't mean everyone likes it.
    Like they say...if you don't have anything nice to say, then say nothing at all!

    I'm not a huge fan of OBW either, but I'm amazed at how beautiful these quilts come out. There are a few OBWs that if I get the chance to get my paws on them, they might just disappear into my suitcase.
    Come on, Terri!! Fess up!! You never met a quilt that you didn't want to disappear into your suitcase!! ROFLMAO!!!!!

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    Don't quit now! I am just begining with a OBW quilt. Have the strips together and lined up just need to start cutting and sew (so) on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carron
    Don't quit now! I am just begining with a OBW quilt. Have the strips together and lined up just need to start cutting and sew (so) on.
    Go Girl!! We'll be here for you!

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