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Thread: One Block Wonder for Christmas

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    One Block Wonder for Christmas

    Well, today I cut the blocks for the One Block Wonder. All triangles have been cut. Tonight I lay out the hexagons to see which direction they look best before I start sewing on Friday.

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    Post pictures when you're done.

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    And remember not to sew the hexagons completely together! Sew 2 sections of three triangles each, then join them when you put the whole top together.
    "I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to."
    Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    And remember not to sew the hexagons completely together! Sew 2 sections of three triangles each, then join them when you put the whole top together.
    I usually make the decision about which way to orient the triangles while I'm doing the sewing. After sewing, I sometimes tape the two halves of the hexagons together, just to make it easier to put on the design wall.

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    Is this your first OBW, lyndaj? I've done one and plan to do another.

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    This is actually my third OBW. This one is very purple.

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    Great. I think it's so much fun to see how many different kalidoscopes can be made from the fabric. Look forward to seeing it when you're done.

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    I love the one block wonder but when I am working on one I get stir crazy after a while. Looking Forward to seeing pictures

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    Would love to see the pics. I have it on my bucket list with the fabric all picked out with the book.

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    have fun with it

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    what is a One Block Wonder?

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    Natalie. A one block wonder is using only one piece of fabric. You line up the design of the fabric 6 layers deep. Cut into 60 deg triangles to make and see each group together. Google images of them. They turn out really neat

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    cool, sounds interesing, thanks!

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    Natalie- I would advise buying the book to get more detailed instructions on how to create this quilt.
    Amazon has it paperback used from $12.51 or check your library.
    -Judy Mannix

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    This One Block Wonder sounds like it should be called a one-fabric wonder! To me, one-block sounds like the whole quilt should be one big block --I've done a couple of those for baby quilts and really enjoyed the scaling up.
    Last edited by quilting cat; 12-13-2015 at 05:14 PM. Reason: missed reading a previous post
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