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Thread: My First Attempt at a OBW

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    This is my very first attempt at a One Block Wonder. I sewed almost all of the hexagons by hand when I was in Texas visiting my son last year. Machine sewed the blocks and rows together. I can see I have a few that are misplaced, but this was a practice quilt and will just be used in the living room as a throw quilt.

    I will be buying the book that teaches how to make the tumbler blocks this week so I'll start another one. I really like how the tumbler blocks makes the quilt.

    Hope you all like it, not my favorite quilt by far, but was great practice!

    First OBW
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    It is beautiful. To you, you see things you would change, to me, I see gorgeous and things are as they should be

    Tumbling blocks are so fun. You have the method down, now you just have to change the fabric a little

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    I love it!

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    Its stunning!! great job.. I have one in pieces that I still have to attempt it some day!

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    You did a great job. I feel the same way about my first OBW (finished about a week ago). I enjoyed the process but more than that I learned so much about all the facets of making an OBW that my next attempt should really be fun, not to mention I might even like it! lol

    Thanks for sharing. ;-)

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    Beautiful

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    That is beautiful! I love the rose-rings. You picked the perfect fabric. Good jobQQ

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    Love it mine was round and for Christmas.

    One Block Wondre
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    I love your colors! I just bought the book you are talking about and am anxiously looking forward to getting started on one. Until I joined this board, I really didn't know a thing about One Block Wonders, but I find them beautiful and fascinating. I hope I'm up to the challenge.

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    that beautiful.. all fussy cut looks like.

    I do hexigons, grandmother's garden sometimes. I get a lot of joy from this type of pattern.

    Thanks for posting !

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    Stunning, interested in seeing the original fabric you used.

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    very pretty...
    luv the pink flowers on the black background...
    great job

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    Those OBW's amaze me!! Yours is beautiful!!! :D

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    Your first OBW is absolutely great! Love the colors.

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    It is stunning, one day I will get up enough courage to do one. :roll:

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    it is very good. I really like the center- it looks pretty cool.
    I cannot believe you did it all by hand! I started to get tired of sewing them by machine. :thumbup:
    good luck on the next one

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    Wow I remember when you started that and how beautiful it turned out! Lovely work. :-D

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    I love it...I have seen a lot of OBW's and I have not seen I did not just love...It is a lot of sewing but so stunning when you are done

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    You did a beautiful job on this! I love it :D:D:D

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    Pretty! :)

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    Beautiful!! :thumbup: :D :thumbup:

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    I think it looks lovely..I love the pinks and greens. I wasn't happy with my first (and so far only) OBW either, but others thought it was fine. Sometimes I think we are never satisfied with out own work...lol

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    Beautiful

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    I think you did a great job, and it's a beautiful quilt.

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    it turned out very well. congrats.

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