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OBW fabric. How did I do?

Old 01-04-2012, 05:04 AM
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[QUOTE=dixie_fried;4839669]Just finished up the half hexes. They are on the wall where they will sit for a day or two while I shift them around until they look right. Almost there!!

Absolutely beautiful. You can be very proud. Love the border fabric - excellent choice
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:34 AM
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Just finished up the half hexes. They are on the wall where they will sit for a day or two while I shift them around until they look right. Almost there!!

Absolutely beautiful. You can be very proud. Love the border fabric - excellent choice
LOL!! Thank you.
The "border" you see is actually my portable "design wall"--a huge piece of thrifted fleece that was supposed to be pajama pants!! I guess the photo doesn't exactly show what is supposed to!
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:42 AM
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I think they are awesome! That fabric looks great.
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:56 AM
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Originally Posted by dixie_fried View Post
For those of you who have completed OBW's, can you tell me how you decided on final block placement and quilting design? Both are a few days out for me, but, I feel like if I don't have an idea of where this is going...it might head to the UFO pile.
I use my camera to help with block placement. It's easier to pick out the ones that need to be moved. I just lay out a general design I like - then rearrange until nothing screams at me - then sew them together quick before I drive myself crazy! As far as quilting, you can do what ever you have the energy to do.. you can do something in each hex, or an all over meander. There was a post on here a little while back with some quilting ideas.. I'll see if I can find it.

Found it! http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...s-t130422.html

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Old 01-04-2012, 06:06 AM
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Originally Posted by shnnn View Post
I use my camera to help with block placement. It's easier to pick out the ones that need to be moved. I just lay out a general design I like - then rearrange until nothing screams at me - then sew them together quick before I drive myself crazy! As far as quilting, you can do what ever you have the energy to do.. you can do something in each hex, or an all over meander. There was a post on here a little while back with some quilting ideas.. I'll see if I can find it.

Found it! http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...s-t130422.html

thanks a bunch, shnnn! exactly what I needed!!
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Wow, awesome blocks, that will be a gorgeous quilt!
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:19 AM
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Originally Posted by dixie_fried View Post
For those of you who have completed OBW's, can you tell me how you decided on final block placement and quilting design? Both are a few days out for me, but, I feel like if I don't have an idea of where this is going...it might head to the UFO pile.
It's a challenge all right, but don't let yourself get discouraged during it.
You've got a masterpiece in the making!!!

When I did mine, I spent a lot of time looking at the pics in the book, and online to determine what I liked about the placements I saw. All the similar blocks together? in lines? spirals? sunbursts? types of kaleidos? And some had them just wherever they landed.

You've done the right thing, by getting them all up together. Then start moving them around. Take breaks and come back and see what you think. Take photos as you go, so if you scramble them up, you can come back to where you were. I found, looking at the smaller pic helped me see what stuck out like that sore thumb and needed to be changed.

I see a lot of similarities in yours to mine. Here's some links to help you see how mine changed along the way.

First round of placing the blocks, with a little frustration!
http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1/see-why-obw-wonderful-until-t116964.html

Getting serious on the placements … and getting more frustrated!!http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1/obw-help-wanted-t119337.html

Alas! together and hanging on my design wall
http://www.quiltingboard.com/pictures-f5/my-obw-now-one-piece-t123058.html

Tout Fini!!
http://www.quiltingboard.com/pictures-f5/shabby-chic-obw-tout-fini-t141548.html

It's a fun time, but don't panic or get frustrated!!
Take your time, and you'll be thrilled with the results.
You'll love seeing how it all comes together!!!!
And then you'll start planning your next one.

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I am so excited to see how this master piece turns out.... You are a real artist, Please hurry. I am a new quilter but you give me hope to be able to do something as beautiful. Thank you.
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You made agood choice in fabric. It looks very nice.
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:54 AM
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Originally Posted by rtia View Post
I am so excited to see how this master piece turns out.... You are a real artist, Please hurry. I am a new quilter but you give me hope to be able to do something as beautiful. Thank you.
I think you must have me confused with some of the really talented people on this board...this is only my second bed sized quilt top!! EEEK!
It's not so hard...just get some fabric and start cutting and sewing. Only two things can happen...it will work or it won't. If it works, great. If it doesn't, you learn a lesson.
Seriously...I hope those who are hesitating to try will just give in to the urge and do it!!
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