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Thread: My OBW in progress

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    Senior Member echoemb's Avatar
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    I have been wanting to do one of these for quite some time but was very intimidated. I now feel silly as they aren't hard at all. All straight line sewing, no set in seams which was the thing holding me up but lots of sewing. I am going to LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it and I already have the wall in my bedroom picked out to hang it.

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    Is a photo on its way? Hope so!

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    I love the fabric. Not being such a OBW fan, I would love to use that in something that show's the fabric!!!

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    I think it would also be pretty as a 4 patch posie as that is what I really wanted to do but this class was a the LQS so I took it.

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    Absolutely gorgeous blocks!

    I've been playing around with 4-Patch Posies this past week, and while they're great fun, easy, etc., their complexity only approximates what you've achieved with your hexagons. I think I'm gonna graduate to an OBW next time!

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    I always love to see these picture from fabric to a whole new creation....just lovely.

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    What a gorgeous fabric. It was a shame to cut into it But it does make beautiful designs

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    That's coming out beautifully. I really like your choice of fabric. I just got a OBW book from the library, today, so that I can learn to make one also. I think they come out awesome looking!

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    Keep going you will be so surprised how it comes out. Each block is so diffrent. The hardest part is how to arrange it lol. I have OBW on my design wall and its taking me forever! Yours looks beautiful I love your fabric. I have another couple of fabric to make 2 more 1 is similar to yours only in brown. Can't wait to get to them : )
    Have fun!

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    That is going to be gorgeous!

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    Wow!! That is a great fabric for this as you have so many beautiful variations in color!! Can't wait to see the finished thing.

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    Did you ever pick a great fabric, such variety of designs and color. Thanks for sharing.

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    Beautiful print and colours for an obw. You have some interesting blocks there. I've done several using Asian type prints and they always produce lovely quilts.

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    Beautiful print and colours for an obw. You have some interesting blocks there. I've done several using Asian type prints and they always produce lovely quilts.

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    What a wonderful fabric to use ... you're going to have lots of surprises to come, as you continue with the blocks!

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    Great fabric choice, and yes OBWs are fun, easy and addictive, aren't they????

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    Love that fabric and the blocks are gorgeous :D:D:D

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    Wow, really pretty fabric. Can't wait to see what it looks like when you get it finished.

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    Your fabric is wonderful! I chose horrible fabric for mine and never did finish it. It looks horrible. I love how yours is turning out :thumbup: :thumbup:

    this is how horrible they look. Bumms me out cuz I loved the fabric before I chopped it all up!
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    beautiful fabric choice, the blocks are turning out to be lovely.

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    Alaskasunshine don't be so hard on yourself!!! All that work and you are disappointed with the result!! Why not do a few cubes using the bright blue/yellow and red with some black?? I think it would add the wow factor you are looking for!! Just my take on things. It would be such a shame if this remains a UFO!!

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    Love the way your Asian print is progressing! Really interesting!

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    It looks hard....haven't tried this pattern yet, but it does look like fun.

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    Its not hard AT ALL. I don't do hard stuff. I sew for the enjoyment and I don't want to be frustrated so I only do easy stuff. I had put this off because I thought it was set in seams and it just looked hard. Even the cutting part when it was broken down was so easy. I took a class as I just didn't get the instructions from the tut on this board and was afraid of the cutting part...but it turns out to be so simple and it is very addictive.

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    Very nice! I love the fabric before so it had to make good hexagons.

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