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Thread: One block wonder help

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    One block wonder help

    These triangles are from one block wonder book, don't know author. I have made all these triangles and know I have forgotten how to join them together.

    I do have the book but my friend is in New York visiting her daughter and family.

    Can anyone help. I remember it was rows of these shapes then mind a blank.

    Thank you for reading and helping.
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    OBW blocks consist of 6 triangular pieces. The high point of the triangle come to the center. The 2 bias edges are inside the hex and the straight of grain edge is on the outside. Sew three triangles together to make one half unit. Sew the other 3 together to make another half unit. Pin these two units together. Make all blocks.
    Hopefully someone else will jump in because I really cant put into words how to arrange the blocks. But they are arranged to sew together in rows. I think if you look on youtube and type in OBW or One Block Wonder you will come up with some tutorials.
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    OBW triangles are cut by lining up 6 layers of the same fabric so that the same design element is at the same place on all 6 layers. Strips are cut from the layers, and then equilateral triangles are cut from the strips. Then the 6 identical pieces from one triangle (all 6 layers) are put together to form a kaleidoscopic design. Your pieces do not look like they are for a OBW. They might, however, be for a hollow cube, which is included in some OBWs. The author of the books for OBW is Maxine Rosenthal.

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    OBW is when repeats of the same unit are put together to form a new pattern similar to a kalaiscope pattern. 6 triangles are put together to form hexagons without any other fabric sewn to them. I don't think you can put yours together into a pattern due to additional fabric added to the edges. The hexagons halves are then sewn together in rows and the rows are sewn together. Cutebuns did a tutorial for QB you might get some pointers from it.

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    Here is what I used when I created these blocks - very good instructions, she has a you tube video too
    http://www.how-to-quilt.com/patterns/HollowCube.pdf

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    That is such an interesting block! I've never seen that before.

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    I do hope you get them together. they should look great. keep going!!
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    Thank you everyone going to spend today trying to fit them together . Hope I have 6 of each.
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    Quilters thank you for your help. Here are the 6's I found the rest have either 4 or 5 and I plan to do those tomorrow.
    Today I made these and began playing with layout.
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    I really like what you have one! This is not at all what I thought a One Block Wonder was!! I guess there is more than one. It will be a great quilt.

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    Crashnquilt, is there any way to chain piece these units?

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    They are joined in rows down the centre of each block and connecting triangle between each half section?
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    I love it. Great job.

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    This looks interesting. Looking forward to seeing the completed project.

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    This was so unexpected for me also but it is going to look fantastic!!!

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    Very interesting blocks and thanks to racerh for sharing the link to the instructions.
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    For one block wonder blocks, they need to come together so that they look like mini kaleidoscopes. Therefore, I think you should remove the borders that you have around the triangles and sew each long edge to its matching one so that you form a hexagon - type shape. Then, if the design doesn't appeal to you, put a border around each hexagon and it will look like stack and whack.

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    Jitkaa they are supposed to have the blue yellow triangles on I remember them in the pattern I was using.
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