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Thread: A group OBW with the Floral Master Fabric

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    You are all so talented! I just loved reading the posts and looking at your pics! I can't wait to start a OBW!

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    LOL You are not alone Deb, there are lots of us clutching our fabric and fearing to take those first steps!!

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    it won't happen by 'CLUTCHING' .. you have to trust and lay it flat and rub it smooth and then CUT!!!!
    come on ladies.. jump in and get those machines humming !

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    Quote Originally Posted by colleen53
    i just rec'd my fabric to do my obw.. i had some different material months ago and did not like the results.. i think this is going to work....
    That will work great! Nice big print, limited colour palette to be 'spilt out' and lots of swirls and curves in the petals and leaves - perfect! :-D

    And Deb, I agree with Katrine - get the book, read it through once first then get the fabric, book open at the side of you, follow the instructions step by step - easy as pie! And post your progress and we'll all interfere - I mean, HELP! :mrgreen: :lol:

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    Post by "feffertim" >actually you can put a triangle on all four corners and make a square. Thats what I did, and I really like the look <.

    Yours are Octagons, if I'm not mistaken, hence why you CAN put triangles on all 4 corners. The hex with 6 sections doesn't have 4 corners the same way. Hope this helps someone.
    Best wishes.

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    How do you quilt a OBW?
    I am not good at FMQ but am considering an all over wavy pattern of quilting. Maybe SID around each hexagon but that is a lot of stitching.... What do you do? I have seen a lot of OBW pictures but cannot tell just how they are quilted.

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    Beautiful !! ;-)

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    You guys are off to a great start!! I'm going to bookmark this thread so I can watch your progress. I love the fabric.

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    Relax and you will have a blast, each one is a masterpiece I tryed for months just looking at everyones quilts, messed up and when I got the book it was easy. There is a tutorial you tube about how to connect the blocks that was very helpfull, but you do need the book. It is so fun, so just enjoy, it is a very forgiving pattern, there is so much motion you don't notice the small stuff. No need to clutch just sew. Please post pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gramto4
    How do you quilt a OBW?
    I am not good at FMQ but am considering an all over wavy pattern of quilting. Maybe SID around each hexagon but that is a lot of stitching.... What do you do? I have seen a lot of OBW pictures but cannot tell just how they are quilted.
    I wouldn't SITD the hexes personally - the beauty of these is the all over design NOT the individual blocks so you don't want to emphasise them. I generally do an all over FMQ design, just a meander is fine, or swirls, or something on the theme of the fabric. (For eg on my Turning Over A New Leaf one, I did FMQ leaves.) Then I SITD round the centre part and quilt the border with feathers, leaves, vines, etc etc again trying to enhance the theme of the quilt. :D :-D

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    I have been wanting to try the OBW. I think they are awesome and magical . I will definitely be watching this closely. Maybe I will build up enough confidence to actually do one. :thumbup:

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    Thanks K3n. That's what I will try - an all over pattern on the center, probably just wavy lines and swirls or such in the borders. I'm struggling with FMQ but even with a few bobbles, it doesn't look too bad. Like I wanted it that way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gramto4
    Thanks K3n. That's what I will try - an all over pattern on the center, probably just wavy lines and swirls or such in the borders. I'm struggling with FMQ but even with a few bobbles, it doesn't look too bad. Like I wanted it that way!
    Hey those bobbles are a design decision! 8-) And don't let anyone tell you otherwise. :lol: Actually in my early days of FMQ I practised meandering on these - the first full quilt I did on the machine was an OBW. They're great because they're so busy, they don't show the bobbles, errrr, 'DESIGN DECISIONS! :lol:

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    I am liking this better now that I have my borders on it. I added the borders because it will go on our Murphy bed that my husband is making.I am a bit worried about quilting it though...never done FMQ except a sample I tired once...not pretty. Now to get the batting and continue on... :cry: :?

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    Looking back at some of the messages posted here, I see that Katrine and k3n have used SITD on the cubes in their quilts. My question is "Have you used any other method on the cubes?" I have the Cubed book, but it doesn't show any quilting. I'm thinking what to do with my quilt. Here's the link to mine. It's near the bottom.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-92198-29.htm

    The actual quilting is what always stumps me. I look at all those beautiful quilts posted here and wonder how on earth they ever come up with such perfect designs. Could always fall back on meander for the hexes, but not the cubes.

    I hope all of you are having a wonderful weekend. I am.

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    I love the ridhness of these jewel tones. Very pretty

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltykitty
    Looking back at some of the messages posted here, I see that Katrine and k3n have used SITD on the cubes in their quilts. My question is "Have you used any other method on the cubes?" I have the Cubed book, but it doesn't show any quilting. I'm thinking what to do with my quilt. Here's the link to mine. It's near the bottom.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-92198-29.htm

    The actual quilting is what always stumps me. I look at all those beautiful quilts posted here and wonder how on earth they ever come up with such perfect designs. Could always fall back on meander for the hexes, but not the cubes.

    I hope all of you are having a wonderful weekend. I am.
    Elaine that turned out beautiful! I actually learned to FMQ on my first OBW as I didn't know how else to quilt it!

    Re the cubes, yes I always SITD to emphasise the 3D effect but I have also seen quilts where the FMQ just continues over them. The SITD IS a pain, especially hand sewing in all the ends, but I always do it because it really makes them pop. :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltykitty
    Looking back at some of the messages posted here, I see that Katrine and k3n have used SITD on the cubes in their quilts. My question is "Have you used any other method on the cubes?" I have the Cubed book, but it doesn't show any quilting. I'm thinking what to do with my quilt. Here's the link to mine. It's near the bottom.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-92198-29.htm

    The actual quilting is what always stumps me. I look at all those beautiful quilts posted here and wonder how on earth they ever come up with such perfect designs. Could always fall back on meander for the hexes, but not the cubes.

    I hope all of you are having a wonderful weekend. I am.

    I prefer just to SID with cubes too, so that they are prominent from the hexes - and even the big interlocking ones I've done (Ice Follies and Chain ReAction) I did SID.

    I am not keen on the ones illustrated in the books which are quilted over as part of the overall quilting, I think they lose alot of the 3D effect.

    I normally quilt the obws from the back too as it is far easier to see where you've been and are going - so once the cubes are SID, I can see them clearly and that way can avoid going over them.

    Your quilt is beautiful Kitty, love your design, and the cubes are wonderful!

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    Ok I started sewing some of my blocks together today and I see they are going to come together quickly,,,well as quickly as possible for a lady who works 45 hrs a week and long arm quilts for business on the side Ha Ha...hows everyone else doing?

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    wow yours is turning out beautiful, since I am using the same fabric I am hoping mine will be as beautiful! I am a long arm quilter so I will probaly meander or do swirls...not too much of a design so it wont take away from the block designs,,,

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    The Fastest design wall you can get is to get a nice big piece of flanel and some tacks for bulletin boards, and hang it on the wall, doesn't take many tacks, they leave very small holes when you take them down. Your quilt pieces may stick to the flanel on their own, or you may need a pin or two, but you will have a good view of your work in progress, and it's great art! ;) ;)

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    Thanks I plan on making one with flannel just not sure what to use for the back...probably cardboard or something...cement walls so tacks wont work..

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    Quote Originally Posted by daisey
    Thanks I plan on making one with flannel just not sure what to use for the back...probably cardboard or something...cement walls so tacks wont work..
    Get a queen size (or any size actually) cotton batting. sew a sleeve in both ends and put a curtain rod through one end. Now put two to four large 3M hanging hooks on the cement and hang your curtain rod from them. The bottom sleeve is for you to put another heavier curtain rod in to hold the batting taut, but it's not strictly necessary. I just found it easier.

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    I could do that with either batting or flannel i bet,,,I have both..
    great idea! We are finishing our basement this year so that will work fine until its finished,,,Thanks!

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