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Thread: OMG-OBW's

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    I am only one strip into cutting for my first OBW and I am already hooked! I have spent the past 20 minutes oohing and ahhing over the patterns that form with a few cuts of fabric. I want to cut every piece of fabric up just to see how it looks when the hexagons are made! Who thinks of these things ?- someone very creative obviously. If it weren't already way past my bedtime I would start sewing.... will show some pics tomorrow...need to have daylight for them to 'shine'

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    I did the same thing with mine LOL I twisted and turned them every which way :D:D:D I thought it was sooooo much fun. I put them onto paper plates to keep them organized while I was sewing them together :wink:

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    Do you have a set of mirrors

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    what is "OBW" ??

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    one block wonder

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    Okay, I have a really dumb question to ask: what is an OBW? :?

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    Do you know what stack and wack

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    Quote Originally Posted by texas granny
    one block wonder
    Ohhhhh, okay -- thanks!

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    no...but I was on vacation, thought it might be pretty to work with...so bought it figuring that if the OBW wasn't the best way to use it, there is always something I could do with it. I will try to post the fabric below
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    Oh isn't an fabulous fabric?!! Love the color & design .

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    That fabric is going to make an amazing one block wonder! From the icy white to the dark blue purple is going to be awesome!

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    That fabric is gorgeous :mrgreen: I would have had a hard time cutting it :wink:

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    I can't wait to see how it turns out with your fabulous fabric!!

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    STUNNING fabric! I'd have such a hard time cutting it. I bet it'll make a beautiful OBW, though. :)

    After I cut the fabric, I force myself to wait about arranging the triangles into hexagons until I'm actually ready to sew. That way each hexagon is a surprise, and it keeps me motivated to see how the next one will turn out ... and the next one ... and the next one. Pretty soon, the sewing is done! :lol:

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    I always have my mirror in the car and when I fabric shop, I pull it out and ooh and ahhh.....Someone did spend some time developing that pattern.

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    do you know how mant repeats your fabric has in it. That will tell you how much fabric you will need

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    I used removable tape to hold my fabric pieces in place until I could sew it. I have one almost sewn together but I can't find my cut end pieces I know I cut.

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    That fabric is beautiful. Can't wait to see how it comes out!

    Don't forget to post pictures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    That fabric is gorgeous :mrgreen: I would have had a hard time cutting it :wink:
    I couldn't cut it, I would have to use it as one piece, it's sooooo pretty

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    Oh, that fabric is so pretty!!!!!!! I would have a hard time cutting it too!

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    ok,, stupid question,,, what do you need a mirror for?

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    I bought lots of fabric, so have enough to chop and enough to just drool over...one of the sets of triangle has all the horses' legs on it...if I turn them one way it looks like a giant squid :)...lol, kind of cool, but weird! Turned another way it is like a swirl...so much fun...won't get anything important done today I am sure.

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    if you put 2 little square mirrors side by side -tape them together on the back.. (or the one that they sell esp for this) on the fabric, you can actually see what the hexagon designs will look like after they are cut... and you can move it around the fabric to see if you like the different color combinations that you can get out of the fabric. Helps with deciding if the fabric will work well for the blocks you want before you buy it and cut it up.

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    this is just a sampling of the hexagons...my future DIL has claimed this quilt already and we spent 30 minutes playing with it tonight...
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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I did the same thing with mine LOL I twisted and turned them every which way :D:D:D I thought it was sooooo much fun. I put them onto paper plates to keep them organized while I was sewing them together :wink:
    Your paper plate idea is great. I'm going to try that.

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