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Thread: Joining the OBW bandwagon! WIP

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    So I've been eyeing everyones OBW's and I really wanted to try it! So I found the book by Maxine Rosenthal and It was so helpful...plus reading some tips on here makes it easier!

    It is soooo much fun to put together though!! I can see more of these in my future definitly. This one once I finish it I think I'll keep for myself :)

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    Very pretty!

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    OMG, how beautiful. I got that book too and just bought some fabric to try. My material is kind of muted, a black base with cream and gold paisley with a 24" repeat.

    I hope it's easier than it looks. I think I'm slightly confused about the initial cuts on the repeat and after. Obviously putting the hexagons together looks easy, but the prep work to line everything up looks intimidating.

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    so pretty! :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamiestitcher62
    OMG, how beautiful. I got that book too and just bought some fabric to try. My material is kind of muted, a black base with cream and gold paisley with a 24" repeat.

    I hope it's easier than it looks. I think I'm slightly confused about the initial cuts on the repeat and after. Obviously putting the hexagons together looks easy, but the prep work to line everything up looks intimidating.
    The hardest part for me was just getting all the fabric layers to line up. I realized I need to get some flat head pins tomorrow b/c my pins with the ball on top were making it harder for me! And the repeats are pretty easy...just find a spot that sticks out to you and use that as your guideline...cut that same spot each time and there ya go!

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    Beautiful!

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    Really beautiful. I would keep it too.

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    Good choice of fabric and some great blocks. Please share your progress with us for our own inspiration.

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    wow I really like your fabric choose. Great colors Your quilt will look great. I am waiting on my book to arrive in the mail and then I will get started on a OBW. yea

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    Terrific fabric choice. Keep us updated on your progress

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    That's beautiful. Keep going and keep us posted.

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    Amazing! I'm always amazed at home when I see the fabric and how it really turns out. Nice choice of fabric.

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    I LOVE that fabric! Looks like a fun pattern, too.

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    I'm sorry......what's an OBW? It looks neat though!

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    OBW is definitely on my TO DO list!

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    you are tempting me to add OBW to my growing list of I wanna...

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    Quote Originally Posted by almostfree
    I'm sorry......what's an OBW? It looks neat though!
    One Block Wonders....type of stack & Whack - like the picture.

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    I started one today, but I am winging it. I will get the book though, because yours is gorgeous.

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    I have that same fabric and have been planning on using it for a OBW. Great minds think alike! I'm glad to see it works out so well.

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    Beautiful! Love the fabric - it is really bright and happy. What a great choice for an OBW :)

    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Oh wow, that is beautiful!! I really like what you've done so far, perfect fabric and really pretty results! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    very nice can you do it with out the book do you need special ruller

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    Very cool! Love these quilts and yours is great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewwhat85
    very nice can you do it with out the book do you need special ruller
    I am using the one block wonder book by maxine rosenthal which is super helpful with the pictures. I just used my plain 8 1/2 x 24 inch ruler...but you do need a 60 degree angle marked on there :)

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    Very inspirational!! Must start looking for suitable fabric to have a go!!! Yours is looking great!!

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