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Thread: Another One Block Wonder quilt

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    This is my second OBW, just finished yesterday. These aren't really my colors, but I purchased the Asian print fabric at a quilt show for $5/yard -too good a bargain to pass up, right? I quilted in the ditch all over, then did free motion swirls in the borders.
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    WOW that is one purty quilt!!!! :D :D :D

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    That is gorgeous!! I just love it & the colors too.
    You have done a wonderful job making this quilt.
    :D :D :D :D :D

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    WOW! that's all I can say :D

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    Wow I love your quilt! I never thought I liked the look of the stack and whack method but you guys are changing my mind!
    It is gorgeus! I do like the colors alot! And i like how you added the original fabric in the border. I like to see where they came from.

    *pat on the back* for a job well done!

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    Very beautiful and intriguing! I'm curious, though. What is the difference, if any, between this and the kaleidoscope?

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    The Stack N Whack is just a technique for making Kaleidoscope blocks. With Stack N Whack, there is no wasted fabric.
    I love the quilt. My favorite pattern to do because they always turn out so unique! And Pretty! :lol: :lol:

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    Wow that is a lovely quilt, on my to do list someday!!!!

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    This is just beautiful! I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky
    Very beautiful and intriguing! I'm curious, though. What is the difference, if any, between this and the kaleidoscope?
    Thank you all for the comments. I will take the quilt to guild tonight for show and tell.

    My own definition of kaleidoscope is any block that is formed by stacking fabric with the motif lined up before cutting, then usually placing the same part of the motif in the block's center from each patch. That's not very well worded, but I hope you get the idea. Many different patterns can be achieved by using different settings for kaleidoscope blocks. A One Block Wonder is named after the book of the same name, and involves either hexagons or octagons, usually made from only one fabric, whereas the settings for other kaleidoscope quilts often involve several fabrics around the kaleidoscope blocks.

    So a OBW is a kaleidoscope pattern, but a kaleidoscope is not necessarily a OBW.

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    I love One Block Wonders!!! It is on my to do list.

    Kyia

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    Very pretty! Great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky
    Very beautiful and intriguing! I'm curious, though. What is the difference, if any, between this and the kaleidoscope?
    Shemjo is right the stack and whack is one technique for making a kaleidoscope quilt. I make Dresden Kaleidoscopes and they are differant in technique and look.

    The only differance between the two is which technique you want to use and how you want it to look.

    I do miniatuares and tote bags etc. so I like to do the Dresden version. But I have learned to love the look of the stack and whack ie: one block wonders. I just have never tried it.

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    Really, really pretty!!!!! :D :D

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    Beautiful!!!!! Have the book, but never have tried it.

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    That's pretty!

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    Gorgeous!

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    Really pretty!

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    Very pretty. I really want to make a kaleidoscope quilt. Love the fabric in yours.

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    Very nice.

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    I love it dunster! The kaleidoscopes are so distinct and it's a really beautiful effect! Same question I asked before - sorry to be a pain! Can you post a close up of the original fabric? It's SOOOO interesting to see what kind of fabric gives what effect and helps me in my 'training' for future K quilts! Promise I won't copy you again! LOL

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    I really like it! The colors are great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    I love it dunster! The kaleidoscopes are so distinct and it's a really beautiful effect! Same question I asked before - sorry to be a pain! Can you post a close up of the original fabric? It's SOOOO interesting to see what kind of fabric gives what effect and helps me in my 'training' for future K quilts! Promise I won't copy you again! LOL

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    I wish I had taken a picture of the fabric before I cut it up. Now all I have left are scraps. Here's a picture that shows the border, which is the original fabric. The repeat was only about 12 inches. I think a bigger repeat and larger pattern makes for a better OBW, but those are hard to find.
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    Very nice. I can't wait to do one of my own!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaigai
    Very nice. I can't wait to do one of my own!
    Well get on with it then! You've got about four hours left in each day, haven't you?! :mrgreen:

    Dunster - that print works really well! I've spent hours on the internet looking at prints wondering how they'd work! It's fascinating (well, to me, anyway!) I even find myself looking at ppls clothes on TV and wondeering if the fabric would work! :D

    K x

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