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Watson 09-26-2020 04:27 PM

OBW with Diamond Background
 
I would like to do the type of OBW that uses each "block" on its own and leaves a diamond shaped background in between.
Does anyone know of a site where I can get directions on how to figure out the size of background pieces I need to cut? Or maybe a video?

Thanks, Watson

Barb in Louisiana 09-26-2020 05:50 PM

This is a Kaleidoscope pattern using strips. Not exactly what you are asking for, but could be. https://www.robertkaufman.com/assets....Marbleous.pdf

Some images from BING https://www.bing.com/images/search?q...mageBasicHover

Rff1010 09-26-2020 07:07 PM

Unlike tea quilts explanation for OBWs. Shes on youtube

QuiltE 09-27-2020 06:13 AM

hhmmmm??? Not sure I understand what you are asking for.
Perhaps share a link to some pics of the type of OBW that you are wanting to do.
Then I'll check my file reservoir! :D

Three Dog Night 09-27-2020 07:26 AM

Not sure if this will help but it is a tutorial done by Donna Jordan. Part 1 was how to cut fabrics and this part 2 is how to put blocks together and finish the quilt.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQuw...1xzY&index=227
She is making a table runner but shows adding triangles to hexagon and how they can be used to make a quilt.

quiltedsunshine 09-27-2020 08:26 AM

Maybe you're thinking about Stack-n-Wack. Is this the kind of pattern you're looking for? https://quiltsfromthegrove.com/produ...doscopeofblue/

OurWorkbench 09-27-2020 10:26 AM

Or maybe something like https://gramho.com/explore-hashtag/venetiantilesquilt or the last on http://creativentropy.blogspot.com/2...eaway.html?m=1

Janey - Neat people never make the exciting discoveries I do.
Not affiliated with off-site link(s)

QuiltE 09-27-2020 12:17 PM


Originally Posted by OurWorkbench (Post 8420850)

Great combo of 4PP and SAW!
Love It!

Barb in Louisiana 09-27-2020 12:58 PM

I love how we all come together and try to find what someone wants and suggest all kinds of similar projects that we find. It really opens up my creative juices and makes me think about designs. This is a great group of folks.

Watson 09-27-2020 02:51 PM

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Thanks everyone.

My OBW's have 6 sides, so there seems to be no way to make them square.

This is what I came up with although I only have done two so far. You can see that if I staggered them the black background would make an interesting secondary pattern.
I'm not sold on this, just experimenting.
I'm trying to get away from having to do it in lines the way it is usually done and having to leave it up on my design wall while I sew it together.
Watson

QuiltE 09-27-2020 03:21 PM

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Watson ... your OBWs are going to be spectacular using that main fabric.

Using your pic, I patched them together, and am attaching two mock ups for you.
Personally, the coloured tris distract me from the beauty of the OBW centres.
Though I do like the dramatic effects created, with the black and lavender (is it??).
So who knows, I may change my mind on it.

Agree, it would be nicer to finish each hexie before joining together.
I have seen that accomplished with 1/2 triangles on the corners of the hexies.

Maybe you can doodle and figure it out with this triangulated graph paper?
https://incompetech.com/graphpaper/vartriangle/

Look forward to seeing what you create!



dunster 09-27-2020 03:29 PM

Look for Bethany Reynolds, Hexagon Star Stack and Whack. They have 6-sided OBW's put together with triangles, but not making squares. Quilter65 made one here - https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictur...k-t198481.html

platyhiker 09-27-2020 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Watson (Post 8420896)
My OBW's have 6 sides, so there seems to be no way to make them square.

You can turn a hexagon into a square by sewing on triangles to four of the sides. Here's an example with that where two of the four blocks are rotated into the alternate position, which makes an interesting pinwheel shape with the background fabric.
https://www.quiltingboard.com/attach...259654-hex.jpg

Barb in Louisiana 09-27-2020 07:28 PM

I have been playing in EQ7. I have come to the same conclusion as everyone else. You can't make a square of a hexagon without adding extra to the two short sides. All the stack & whack & Kaleidoscopes are done with 8 pieces. These are easily converted to a square. Good luck with your project.

Watson 09-27-2020 10:34 PM

Thanks, QuiltE...do you think it would be better if the coloured triangle was the same fabric as what the OBW's are made from?

Platyhiker...that looks promising...I will get out my Tri Rex ruler and see if I can figure that out.

Thanks again, everyone

Watson

Sandygirl 09-28-2020 03:23 AM

WATSON, I am confused with your request.....do you want “setting” ideas for the OBW HEXAGON or do you want the OBW HEXAGON to be cut into a square? OBWs are hexagons. I love working with hexagons but it does make a difference in what your request is. The 4 Patch Posie quilt pattern ( blocks are square) may be what you are looking for.

Watson 09-28-2020 04:45 AM

I already have all my OBW pieces cut out and sewn into 2 halves of a hexagon.
I wanted to be able to sew them together into one block and then turn that hex into something that can be sewn into a quilt. Therefore, the hex has to have some corners.
So, I guess I was asking how to put corners on a hexagon to make it square. I got that information, above.

If you have other setting ideas that include the full hex I'd be interested in seeing them.

Watson

dunster 09-28-2020 05:50 AM


Originally Posted by platyhiker (Post 8420946)
You can turn a hexagon into a square by sewing on triangles to four of the sides. Here's an example with that where two of the four blocks are rotated into the alternate position, which makes an interesting pinwheel shape with the background fabric.
https://www.quiltingboard.com/attach...259654-hex.jpg

That is an interesting setting and would make a lovely quilt, but they are not squares. They are rectangles.

Jordan 09-28-2020 05:57 AM

Very pretty blocks Watson. Could you put a solid fabric square to make your two diamond blocks to come out square? I don't think I understand what you are wanting to do.

GingerK 09-28-2020 07:19 AM

Watson, you need a 30 degree setting triangle, not a tri rex. Your hexies are 60 degree triangles. A square corner is 90 degrees. The tri recs are something like 55 and 35 degrees. Just use the 30 degree line on your ruler.

juliasb 09-28-2020 07:31 AM

What you have done already is so perfect. I have always wanted to do a OBW or Kaleidoscope quilt. I tired once and it very quickly ended in my UFO bin where it remains for another day. I will be watching this posting closely.

Cheshirepat 09-28-2020 08:48 AM

I like what you've done there, Watson! I can see them 'floating' on a black background looking very cool, indeed! I've been puzzling out how to do a hexi that ends up looking like a "lantern" type quilt. There's endless variety in this craft!

Sandygirl 09-28-2020 09:16 AM


Originally Posted by Watson (Post 8420896)
Thanks everyone.

My OBW's have 6 sides, so there seems to be no way to make them square.

This is what I came up with although I only have done two so far. You can see that if I staggered them the black background would make an interesting secondary pattern.
I'm not sold on this, just experimenting.
I'm trying to get away from having to do it in lines the way it is usually done and having to leave it up on my design wall while I sew it together.
Watson


i like that! It can be set vertical or horizontal.

platyhiker 09-28-2020 09:18 AM


Originally Posted by GingerK (Post 8421045)
Watson, you need a 30 degree setting triangle, not a tri rex. Your hexies are 60 degree triangles. A square corner is 90 degrees. The tri recs are something like 55 and 35 degrees. Just use the 30 degree line on your ruler.

GingerK is right! The triangles you need to add are 30/60/90 degree angle triangles. Using trig, the (finished) short side of the triangle needs to be half (0.5) the (finished) side of your hexagon. (And then add seam allowances, of course.) The (finished) long side of the triangle needs to be 0.866 of the (finished) side of your hexagon. So, if for example, you will end up with hexagons with 6 inch sides, then you need triangles that finish with 3/5.196/6 sides. (I'd be inclined to cut the triangles a bit on the large size and then trim them even with the hexagons after sewing them on.)

QuiltE 09-28-2020 06:27 PM


Originally Posted by Watson (Post 8420969)
Thanks, QuiltE...do you think it would be better if the coloured triangle was the same fabric as what the OBW's are made from?..........

For my likings, it would be a no, as I feel that again you'd lose the kaleido effect.
I've been trying to find an option with the same fabric.
But, sorry, I haven't had any brainwaves!
Granted I am pretty brain-dead these days too.
Watson, you need to do what YOU like and want ... you have a really good creative eye.
Far more than my eyes are capable of!

Do you like this setting? (link provided earlier by QuiltedSunshine)
https://quiltsfromthegrove.com/produ...doscopeofblue/
This one could be done with the hexie fully assembled
with an extra triangles sewn on opposite sides of the hexie.

Otherwise, I would sit down with that hexie paper, and colour away,
to see what I could design for fully assembled hexies.
And I bet you will come up with something totally unique and amazing!!!

I'll be looking forward to seeing what results!






Sandygirl 09-29-2020 03:21 AM


Originally Posted by QuiltE (Post 8421184)
For my likings, it would be a no, as I feel that again you'd lose the kaleido effect.
I've been trying to find an option with the same fabric.
But, sorry, I haven't had any brainwaves!
Granted I am pretty brain-dead these days too.
Watson, you need to do what YOU like and want ... you have a really good creative eye.
Far more than my eyes are capable of!

Do you like this setting? (link provided earlier by QuiltedSunshine)
https://quiltsfromthegrove.com/produ...doscopeofblue/
This one could be done with the hexie fully assembled
with an extra triangles sewn on opposite sides of the hexie.

Otherwise, I would sit down with that hexie paper, and colour away,
to see what I could design for fully assembled hexies.
And I bet you will come up with something totally unique and amazing!!!

I'll be looking forward to seeing what results!


that setting is actually easy once you get the triangles the right size.

https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictur...r-t238345.html

QuiltE 09-29-2020 06:07 AM


Originally Posted by Sandygirl (Post 8421222)
that setting is actually easy once you get the triangles the right size.

https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictur...r-t238345.html

That's a great design too!
Though, there's no problem in figuring the triangle size for the design I referenced as it is the same size as the triangles in the hexies.


Watson .... might be an option and frame the hexies?
Using your lavender? or perhaps a teal from the print?



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