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Thread: "Rings of Fire" (Octagon OBW)

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    Shades required! :lol:
    My latest OBW, ready to layer and quilt. The colours are so bright and intense. I've purposely kept the borders small and simple, as the piece is what you might call "busy" :D
    It measures 46ins x 43ins.
    This my 13th OBW, but the first with octagons. I think I prefer construction with hexagons, although I did enjoy playing with the small setting squares.
    The fabric repeat was 12ins horizontal, 24ins vertical.
    I'm currently putting together a hanging with the leftover blocks and setting squares....
    And I have enough fabric left to make another but with hexagons.
    Thanks for looking!

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    WOW!!! very colorful. I like it. You did a great job. I haven't made one yet but it's on my to do list.

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    Wow, how gorgeous is this? I can't believe how many of these you have made. I am not that brave yet, but after seeing this I think I need to get rolling.

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    It is fantastic. I have 4 nearly finished UFO's to take care of then this is to be my next project. I have my fabric, but must do a little project clean up first.

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    Holy cow, it's soo beautiful. Great job

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    Wow its very striking

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    This is still on my to do list as well. I love your colors.

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    Amazing!!!

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    I have the book, but I wondered how the block becomes a square... I did make some blocks out of some chicken fabric, not sure how I liked it.
    You picked perfect fabric, I love looking at these quilts.
    Enjoy the Art!

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    Beautiful as always!! thanks for sharing
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    OMG! I love it...umm newbie question though what is an OBW? cus i differently want to make something like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wytetygeress
    OMG! I love it...umm newbie question though what is an OBW? cus i differently want to make something like this.
    One Block Wonder - series of three books by Maxine Rosenthal.
    Go to "Topic Lists" at bottom right of page, there you will find a topic dedicated to OBWs, Stack and Whack and kaleidoscope quilts, with information and examples made by members of the Board.
    The books are available at Amazon.com

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    Beautiful...absolute eye candy!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by suezquilts
    I have the book, but I wondered how the block becomes a square... I did make some blocks out of some chicken fabric, not sure how I liked it.
    You picked perfect fabric, I love looking at these quilts.
    Enjoy the Art!
    If you have the first book "One Block Wonders", chapter 5 on Octagon quilts gives details on cutting the setting squares and incorporating them so as to make the octagon into a square.

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    Beautiful!

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    8-) Bright but indeed very beautiful!

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    wow that is very pretty.
    where did you find your pattern
    thanks

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    Awesome! I love the bright bright colors :)

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    Gorgeous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pojo
    wow that is very pretty.
    where did you find your pattern
    thanks
    It's not a pattern, but a method contained in the book One Block Wonders by Maxines Rosenthal. The book gives very clear pictorial instruction on layering repeats, cutting and construction, info on choosing suitable fabric, quantities and design possibilities. Once you have your blocks, you make your own layout/design features.
    There are two further books on the method with additional design features, and they are all available from Amazon.com

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    Oh my I absolutely love it! And the brightness is wonderful. The border is perfect - I love that skinny bit of original fabric set in the black. It will be tres interessant to see the hex version - is it done yet? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewyscrewy
    that is very pretty and lovingly bright. the fishies make the best one block wonders in my own humble oppinion
    I think they are good too - one of my favourites I've made was with an Asian influence koi print
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-46600-1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Oh my I absolutely love it! And the brightness is wonderful. The border is perfect - I love that skinny bit of original fabric set in the black. It will be tres interessant to see the hex version - is it done yet? LOL
    Aw, come ON, K !! I am still mucking around with the orphans

    :lol: :lol:

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    I really love it. very striking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katrine
    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Oh my I absolutely love it! And the brightness is wonderful. The border is perfect - I love that skinny bit of original fabric set in the black. It will be tres interessant to see the hex version - is it done yet? LOL
    Aw, come ON, K !! I am still mucking around with the orphans

    :lol: :lol:
    Hey you retired ppl have nothing else to do all day! (Hiding under the desk because I KNOW you'll chuck something through the screen at me for THAT!) :lol: :lol: :lol: :mrgreen:

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