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OBW on the front, hex on the back!

Old 05-20-2013, 05:34 AM
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Default OBW on the front, hex on the back!

It's my first OBW, an Asian fabric and the many colors made it a challenge to arrange. I rejected a lot of blocks. Instructions (this was a surprise to me as I was hoping to have great fun rearranging) said the straight of grain had to be on outside of the hex so there was no option to rearrange the triangles. The back is a huge hexagon. I mainly outline quilted the back and meandered around the hex center points to avoid the seams...and because my quilting skill is limited.
Now for an octagon!
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Old 05-20-2013, 05:38 AM
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It is beautiful. I love the fabrics. Great job!!
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Old 05-20-2013, 05:40 AM
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Beautiful ~ front AND back!! You did a great job!
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Old 05-20-2013, 05:44 AM
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Very pretty indeed! Love the fabric. I would have trouble deciding which was the front.
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Old 05-20-2013, 05:48 AM
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I really like this. The back is ingenious.
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:21 AM
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So beautiful!!!!!!
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Only one problem ... you can't see both sides at the same time!
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:53 AM
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WOW! I think that says it.
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:10 AM
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I just bought fabric for a OBW and now I wish I had brought extra for a back like yours, but the shop is too far away. Really neat. I understand the logic behind having the straight grain on the outside of the hex, but I've made several of these and never heard that before. It really is fun rearranging the triangles. You just have to be careful not to stretch the bias.
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Interesting and lovely. Good Job!
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