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Thread: POSSIBLE FABRICS FOR OBW - DISCUSSIONS PLEASE

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    Junior Member winipb2's Avatar
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    Would you like to post your fabric for a discussion as to how it might work for One Block Wonder quilts?
    I will start off with a few I have in my stash.

    Purple Roses
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    Birds
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    Pink Posies
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    Bird 2
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    love the sparkler fabric for anything. looks like colored fuzzy dandelions

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    They would all make gorgeous OBW quilts! There is so much variety in all the patterns!

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    All would be good but I like the second one the best. the colors are great and there would be so many different blocks.

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    I think 'Birds' or 'Birds 2' - either or would give you more color variations to different blocks.

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    I like #2 the best

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    I see potential in all of them. it totally depends on what look you are going for to which one I would start with,

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    You have some cool fabric :!:

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    They are all so pretty, but I'm personally partial to roses. Can't wait to see how they look after they are put together.

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    They are all very suitable for OBWs.
    And each will lend itself to different design elements.
    I've just received my copy of the new "One Block Wonders Cubed" book a few days ago, and in there are many more design dimensions for these quilts, not only cubes!
    It is going to expand the designing/layout of OBWs immensely.

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    oh myy You have some beautiful fabrics!

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    I like them all but specially the second 1. :thumbup:

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    Have you tried using the a hinged mirror to view possible designs? They seem to give a kaleidoscopic view. Great fun to have.

    A couple of things that you could look up: Mirror Imaging, or Quilter's Design Mirrors.

    I think the second fabric would give you the most variety in your blocks

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    Oh wow, I need to try the hinged mirror.

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    I have ordered all three of her books. As you can tell I do nothing in moderation. I am already planning ahead. My BFF had me "stop" to look at fabric today. She is in the thick of things and is an accomplished quilter. It is so much fun to have someone to plot with. LOL
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    Geesh! I want to do them all Right Now! LOL
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    I saw this in blue and black today but I like the colors the way they are. Thanks for the comment.
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    Thank you all for your comments. You are providing me with so much bravado that I am having to hold myself back and not go buy more. I have tubs and tubs and tubs of fabrics. I dare say a lot of the fabric will lend it's self to OBW. Wow imagine that! Use what I already have and save money. What a novel idea. LOL
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    Some of them are too pretty to cut :lol: So you might have to get something else :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by isnthatodd
    Some of them are too pretty to cut :lol: So you might have to get something else :D
    Yes I am with you on that. But then I can't decide what to do with them and I really want someone to get some pleasure from them..
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    Love them all but fell in love with the purple roses.Can't wait to see your choice :-D

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    I like them all and agree that they would all work for OBWs. My personal faves are the purple roses - I think you'd get a really beautiful quilt out of that with the light and dark purples and the green for extra interest. Also the parrot one, I think would be really striking and I love the way that with fabrics featuring animals or birds, you get little glimpses of beaks, eyes etc here and there. So, how many have you made already? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by winipb2
    Would you like to post your fabric for a discussion as to how it might work for One Block Wonder quilts?
    I will start off with a few I have in my stash.
    Oh my gosh! ALL those are so beautiful. Wish they were mine. Don't have an answer for your quilt: just admiring the fabrics. :-)

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    I can't stop looking at the purple roses and picturing like a water color quilt with the lightest shade radiating from the center out! Please, please tell me the name of that fabric! I am in total fabric envy here! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    I like them all and agree that they would all work for OBWs. . So, how many have you made already? LOL
    Giggle giggle. I am working on my first! Looking forward to more.

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