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Thread: Help -- OBW has me addicted!

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    Senior Member LastGrandma's Avatar
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    Well, I thought that I would try a OBW from my Yard Sale find...and now I can't stop! I think I will have enough to make a Cal King Bed Runner/Foot Warmer.

    I modified the Stack-n-Whack method that Beth Reynolds taught (do not have a OBW book). I made it from the panels only, measuring the repeats lengthwise. I am going to use some of the left over fabric for the back and the green stripe for the border.

    This is just put together on the guest bed, so don't look too closely at the the whole, just wanted to show off the blocks. Final measurements will be about 28" x 60". I think.

    Thanks for looking.

    7 yards of original fabric -- cost me $1 !!
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    One panel that will make two strips
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    Panel cut in half
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    One block wonder
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    This is a rough draft of one end
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    More blocks
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    I used some scraps of a strip to make a half circle to complete the runner
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    looks pretty...I have a OBW ON MY DESIGN WALL...still. I wish I had saved enough for a border. Yours looks like it will be beautiful..post finished pictures.

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    Looking Gooooood! :)

    How large did you make your triangles?

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    That's going to be pretty.

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    WOW the rest of the pictues just poped up...it is beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    Looking Gooooood! :)

    How large did you make your triangles?
    The strips are 4 3/4" and cut with a 60 degree angle, using 6 repeats.

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    I think I would like to do a OBW, but have no idea how to begin. Now I know to buy a lot of fabric. Thanks for sharing.

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    WOW!! These blocks are gorgeous! I love how you are finishing off the borders too :D:D:D

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    great

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    That piece made some beautiful blocks, with help from you of course!

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    $1 for 7 yards? What a great deal... very nice job

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    Oh those are amazing- that border is cool. What a great use for border fabric, I love how it is turning out.

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    Very pretty

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    Wow, I love this one :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
    I just have to do another OBW. :mrgreen:

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    Really nice!

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    That is really pretty, maybe one day...

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    wow, you got a fantastic deal and it came out beautiful. What a transformation. Before seeing this, I likely would have walked by this fabric had I seen it. Now I will look differently at fabric. Wish I had more time to do one. Will keep it in mind. Thanks.

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    Wow, that is so pretty! Hard to believe it's the same material you started with!

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    Love it!

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    Wow, it will be beautiful.

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    That is fabulous ! I never would have thought about that fabric as a OBW, but WOW!

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    I would have never thought of using that print for a OBW. Can't believe how great it is turning out. LOVE where the border shows up and how you are using it for the edges. How creative are you? Great job.

    7 yards for $1. How could you resist. And if it didn't turn out, no great loss. I have four pieces that I bought for OBWs and haven't been brave enough to start any of them.

    PLEASE post pictures as you proceed and obviously when completed.

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    Very pretty

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    Wow! That is beautiful.

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    I have several fabrics waiting to be made in to OBW's and this one you made has pushed me even more in to get mine done mode. Yours is stunning-LOVE IT!
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