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    Oh look at all the wonderful blocks that are coming out!! CB I think you have successfully hooked them all girlfriend! ;) ;) :thumbup: I am looking in here every chance I get but our Oklahoma weather has sure put a damper on me joining in. Maybe this weekend I can catch up with everyone.

    And I just gotta say it again, all the blocks are looking BEAUTIFUL!!!

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    this has a way of snaggin a lot of people, and it is simple to boot, no pattern required, so you can do it on a whim

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutebuns
    I think that it would work well, I would cut the strips with the strip lengthwise, there is someone else that is using a stripe and if you go back you will see how some of hers look as she posted pictures a page or two or more,
    I'm sorry, I'm confused. Should I cut on the 23 3/4" repeat, stack and then turn the fabric, make sure the repeats and stripes line up from the cut edge and then cut with the stripe?

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    Bailey,
    I just love the fabric you chose and the hex's are really gorgeous. The blocks you've shown are really very different. How many hexagons did you cut (stacks of 6)?

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    I was originally doing something similar to the black, the only thing looking at it you will get some blocks that look a lot alike, I like the red but you need to make sure that your cuts are staggered so that you don't end up with a lot of pieces similar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fireworkslover
    Bailey,
    I just love the fabric you chose and the hex's are really gorgeous. The blocks you've shown are really very different. How many hexagons did you cut (stacks of 6)?
    Thanks, they are turning out so different from each other and from the starting fabric. Not sure how these will go together though. I think I have 90 blocks cut (sets of 6) - I won't cut anymore now until I get those sewn together and see where I am at then. Still have enough fabric do to a few more if I need them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutebuns
    I was originally doing something similar to the black, the only thing looking at it you will get some blocks that look a lot alike, I like the red but you need to make sure that your cuts are staggered so that you don't end up with a lot of pieces similar.
    Do you think I could do a combination of the two different ways (if i have enough fabric)? Or avoid the green stripe? I had thought originally of tearing the green stripe off one edge to use for a border. I have a little over 6 yards.

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    you could definitely use it for a boarder and save what you maybe if you straddle it as well you will get some interesting blocks, it also depends on how big you plan of cutting to what they will end up looking like,

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutebuns
    you could definitely use it for a boarder and save what you maybe if you straddle it as well you will get some interesting blocks, it also depends on how big you plan of cutting to what they will end up looking like,
    Is there a rule of thumb for larger prints for size? I guess I need to find my triangle and see what looks good. I was thinking around 3 1/4 just eyeballing it. If I go with 3" cuts I'll have about 8 strips between the repeat.

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    the biggest thing is that you don't want to hit the repeat evenly, you want to see mainly one color in some of the blocks, there really isn't a magic formula, it depends on how much of the print that you want to see in each block. it really depends on what you want to see in each of the pieces. obviously there is advantages to cutting bigger blocks like less sewing, the smaller ones can make it easier to have similar or close to the same blocks.

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    Thanks for all your help. You're so patient. I think this initial setup is the hardest part, especially not having done it before.

    I'm off to bed . . . grandbabies in 5 1/2 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutebuns
    the biggest thing is that you don't want to hit the repeat evenly, you want to see mainly one color in some of the blocks, there really isn't a magic formula, it depends on how much of the print that you want to see in each block. it really depends on what you want to see in each of the pieces. obviously there is advantages to cutting bigger blocks like less sewing, the smaller ones can make it easier to have similar or close to the same blocks.
    Hey - I understand what you just said, even at this hour. :-) that'll help me figure out the size by watching how the colors fall together. Does it help sometimes, when you're cutting your second "pile" of repeats to cut of a small strip off and stagger the point that you're using for the repeat point? Did that make sense? I know it probably creates some waste but is it worth it for the final results?

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    I am the mom of three teens, patience should be my middle name, but it isn't, This is the hard part especially with the first one that you do, now every time you see fabric you will be looking to see if it would make a good one. It is addictive, and it is relatively fast once you get it down on what you need to do,

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    OK - I'm really going to bed this time. Have a good nite, sleep well. Again, thanks for all your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bailey
    Quote Originally Posted by fireworkslover
    Bailey,
    I just love the fabric you chose and the hex's are really gorgeous. The blocks you've shown are really very different. How many hexagons did you cut (stacks of 6)?
    Thanks, they are turning out so different from each other and from the starting fabric. Not sure how these will go together though. I think I have 90 blocks cut (sets of 6) - I won't cut anymore now until I get those sewn together and see where I am at then. Still have enough fabric do to a few more if I need them.
    How tall are your triangles? You should have a good number to play with once they get sewn together. I just finished sewing my half hexs together into strips. This is my 4th OBW. I was just trying to figure out how big an area your 90 blocks will cover. My blocks were cut from 3.5" strips and 90 of them would be about 50" X 50". Do you have a planned finished size in mind? Looking at your pics., yours seem larger than mine.

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    Cutebuns - thanks for doing this for everyone! You are probably sick of people asking you this but is my fabric suitable for the BOM? I have looked and looked and finally found this fabric. If it is not suitable I would rather you say so and I will use it for something else. Fabric is expensive over here and for my first OBW I was a bit scared to spend $20 metre on fabric I really liked just incase I make a huge mistake!
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    I'm not too experienced here, but I think it will make a lovely OBW!! Love the movement with the subtle fabric shades...I think it'll look cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by burnsk
    Quote Originally Posted by cutebuns
    the biggest thing is that you don't want to hit the repeat evenly, you want to see mainly one color in some of the blocks, there really isn't a magic formula, it depends on how much of the print that you want to see in each block. it really depends on what you want to see in each of the pieces. obviously there is advantages to cutting bigger blocks like less sewing, the smaller ones can make it easier to have similar or close to the same blocks.
    Hey - I understand what you just said, even at this hour. :-) that'll help me figure out the size by watching how the colors fall together. Does it help sometimes, when you're cutting your second "pile" of repeats to cut of a small strip off and stagger the point that you're using for the repeat point? Did that make sense? I know it probably creates some waste but is it worth it for the final results?
    If it looks like you'll be cutting the same triangle, then yes, trim off even only 1/4" from the cut you just made, before cutting your next triangle. Then the rest of that strip you cut into triangles, will be different from the last strip you cut. Just changing that little bit will make a different pattern for each hex, in the end.

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    blahel - this fabric looks like it'll work for a obw. You'll have a lot of gray, but you've got that paisley design to work off of and you'll have the punch of color from the apricot, gold and green leaves. I think it'll be interesting.

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    I agree FWL - it's going to be more subtle with punches of color, but I think it'll be really pretty. If you are looking for tons of contrast, I don't think it will work well, do you?

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    Hi, Just reading through this. Thank you , Cutebuns for doing the tute. I have wanted to do one of these for years , bought a book. Read through it a couple times. How do you know how much fabric to buy , for a certain size quilt? Like if you want a double size quilt, how do you figure how much fabric to get?

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    If you are seeing the same triangles go by then yes cut a bit off and move it over. Depending on how close you are to being equal to the length you will just be using it in a different place. At the beginning you cut off a scrap. And the end there is a bit of scrap. Hopefully you don't run past that. That is one reason why you don't want to cut your repeat evenly as well. Like cutting a 24 in repeat in 2,4,6,8 in strips. If you are cutting more than one the second will fall where the first is.

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    so you mean you can cut the strips in different sizes? Some small, some bigger? I guess since you are ultimately making strips, they'll be fine to put together? Interesting...so different from normal block construction!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blahel
    Cutebuns - thanks for doing this for everyone! You are probably sick of people asking you this but is my fabric suitable for the BOM? I have looked and looked and finally found this fabric. If it is not suitable I would rather you say so and I will use it for something else. Fabric is expensive over here and for my first OBW I was a bit scared to spend $20 metre on fabric I really liked just incase I make a huge mistake!
    I love the fabric but I hesitate to put the thumbs up for this one. There is a lot of background that is probably going to look the same when it is put together. The print is to small for what I personally would want to cut for that one. It would cover most of the flowers in one. And so there won't be much of a variation. With the differnt colors in this you would want to be able to seperate them a bit. And if you do you will get a couple of background pieces per. As well as having to cut pretty small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fireworkslover
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    Bailey,
    I just love the fabric you chose and the hex's are really gorgeous. The blocks you've shown are really very different. How many hexagons did you cut (stacks of 6)?
    Thanks, they are turning out so different from each other and from the starting fabric. Not sure how these will go together though. I think I have 90 blocks cut (sets of 6) - I won't cut anymore now until I get those sewn together and see where I am at then. Still have enough fabric do to a few more if I need them.
    How tall are your triangles? You should have a good number to play with once they get sewn together. I just finished sewing my half hexs together into strips. This is my 4th OBW. I was just trying to figure out how big an area your 90 blocks will cover. My blocks were cut from 3.5" strips and 90 of them would be about 50" X 50". Do you have a planned finished size in mind? Looking at your pics., yours seem larger than mine.
    I cut the triangles 3 3/4" and I hope I can make a few cubes to go in there as well. I would really like to end up with a queen size. I have enough fabric right now to be able to add a border of the original fabric or something - don't know what to make it larger.

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