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    what is a obw quilt

    Hi Quilters, I am still learning, never too old they say. I just read an old post in pictures. It said an OBW quilt. Can someone explain to me what this is? Thank you for your patience-Toogie

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    It is where you stack a number of repeats of the same material, matching the pattern of each cut of repeats and cut them together. I do eight point stars that way and each star is different. Check out you-tube and you will see many videos.

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    OBW means One Block Wonder. One Block which when cut as the previous poster says, becomes a Wonderful quilt.
    Often called Kaleidoscope quilts. Check out some videos and be amazed.

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    I think they used to call it a Stack 'n Whack quilt too
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    I would upload photos, but like usual I can't.
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    Look up Bethany Reynolds' videos. One block wonders are her "thing".
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/sewbizgirl
    Boom 20 Album of Blocks I made to swap https://www.quiltingboard.com/member...bums19942.html
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    There's a good tutorial for making an OBW in the tutorial section by Cutebuns. I used it to make my first-ever quilt (What was I thinking?!) But it turned out just fine. I used glue to help keep points lined up.

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    Just discovered them myself. Totally intrigued!! My guild had a LQS owner to do a program and to teach a class on One Block Wonders. We used the book "One Block Wonders by Maxine Rosenthal". I had made a Stack and Whack by Bethanny Reynolds in the past and IMHO it was more complicated to make than the OBW. Stack and whack has a lot of points to be matched making star shapes and the OBW uses hexagons or octogons being sewn with straight lines and is way more forgiving of slight imperfections.
    There are a lot of discussions (threads) here on the forum about OBW, do a search and check out all the ones made by members here. Spectacular!
    And this gentleman......check out his OBWs and his story.

    https://bruceseeds.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy224 View Post
    Just discovered them myself. Totally intrigued!! My guild had a LQS owner to do a program and to teach a class on One Block Wonders. We used the book "One Block Wonders by Maxine Rosenthal". I had made a Stack and Whack by Bethanny Reynolds in the past and IMHO it was more complicated to make than the OBW. Stack and whack has a lot of points to be matched making star shapes and the OBW uses hexagons or octogons being sewn with straight lines and is way more forgiving of slight imperfections.
    There are a lot of discussions (threads) here on the forum about OBW, do a search and check out all the ones made by members here. Spectacular!
    And this gentleman......check out his OBWs and his story.

    https://bruceseeds.com/
    Oh, wow, his quilts are works of art!
    Retired teacher, loving it.
    Love quilting also.

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    https://bruceseeds.com/

    Wow, indeed! He's an artist! And his quilts are huge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friday1961 View Post
    https://bruceseeds.com/
    Wow, indeed! He's an artist! And his quilts are huge.
    Beautiful indeed and even more interesting is what he sells them for! Click on “own one.” I can only imagine the time he has in one of his quilts.
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toogie View Post
    Hi Quilters, I am still learning, never too old they say. I just read an old post in pictures. It said an OBW quilt. Can someone explain to me what this is? Thank you for your patience-Toogie
    Here is the best explaination I have ever found...Love this lady
    https://ifthesethreadscouldtalk.com/...docally-hexed/

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    Recently I wanted to make some six-sided OBW for a modern quilt I'm putting together but I grabbed the wrong ruler and made eight-sided instead. Still usable I guess, but not what I wanted, I wanted that more walnut shaped piece with the hex.

    I made one about 15 years ago and it was a lot of fun, it happened that my favorite block didn't make it into the finished quilt because it didn't play well with the others.

    I've seen a lot of them over the years and just have a couple words of advice: (1) make sure your base fabric has large enough/distinct pattern, if it is too small your work just disappears. (2) Beware the animal quilt, while they can be great quite often you end up with a lot of unusable images, unless you really wanted to make a point with horse behinds...

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    Excited to be taking an impromptu class from some friends this Friday on how to make these. We'll see how it works out.

    Watson

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    This is awesome!
    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    Last edited by QuiltnNan; 04-30-2019 at 03:15 AM. Reason: shouting/all caps

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    Thanks, I'll have to have a read.
    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanne57 View Post
    There's a good tutorial for making an OBW in the tutorial section by Cutebuns. I used it to make my first-ever quilt (What was I thinking?!) But it turned out just fine. I used glue to help keep points lined up.

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    Not pocket change, that's for sure, but beautiful art work.
    Quote Originally Posted by jmoore View Post
    Beautiful indeed and even more interesting is what he sells them for! Click on “own one.” I can only imagine the time he has in one of his quilts.

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