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Thread: OBW maybe??

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    OBW maybe??

    ​I picked up this fabric cheap with the possibility of a OBW in mind. I think you an see why but I am not sure if even a OBW can save it. What do you all think?
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    Here is a picture of the yardage.
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    I think it will depend on how big the triangles are cut. Smaller will probably be better, but I think it will work. You have to wonder what the designer was thinking.

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    oh yes. you'd be surprised on how wonderful most prints look done that way. get going!!

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    Absolutely! Please keep us posted on this!

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    Yes! it'll work as a OBW.
    I like the kaleido you've got in the picture. Move your mirror around and you'll get a good idea as to what else is in store. The teal background and neutrals of the birds will make it very interesting.

    As for the size of the triangles, I wouldn't go too small, in order to get a good kaleido effect going. The bigger you go, the more identifiable parts .... as you see with the loon heads around the outer edge in the reflection pictured.
    Usually the size of the print determines the triangle size. It really depends on what look you like/want!

    Good Luck!! I'm looking forward to following your progress on this one!
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    I think it would be great! In my past experience it seems that 3.75 is one of the most standard sizes for the triangles. Be sure to post when you have some blocks done!

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    I think there is too much solid space and you'll end up with a huge amount of the quilt being blue/turquoise. My 2cents based on my own experiences with the pattern.

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    I bought that fabric when we traveled east a few years ago, and I didn't get mine cheap ... I made my sister a knitting bag out of some of it...Ill be watching to see what you come up with, maybe it'll inspire me to bring it out & get to work on it.

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    Interesting way to use the fabric.
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    I think it would make a great OBW if the triangles where cut small enough so that the bird images were not so recognizable. IMHO! Go for it!

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    just love the fabric

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    It will be stunning when finished.
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    I do think it would be really great!!!!!

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    I think your background needs more movement.

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    Well this one has been on the back burner for a while because I just wasn't sure about it. You all have given me the boost I needed to move it up on my future project list. I am sewing together the last row on my Spiderweb scrap quilt and when it is done I am going to try this OBW. If the blocks don't look great I will do a lap quilt but if I like them, I will do a full quilt. I will post my blocks pieces when I start cutting probably in April? Thanks everyone!

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    Silly question, OBW?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Country1 View Post
    Silly question, OBW?
    OBW = One Block Wonder
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    Interesting--will be waiting to see what happens!
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    you'll never know till you try, never be afraid of the unknown. should be beautiful

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    Why not try a kaleidoscope design instead of OBW. Look at Linda Rotz Miller's webpage for lots of ideas. She is so inventive!

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    Think it will look great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    OBW = One Block Wonder
    New I was having a brain freeze. Thanks for refreshing my mind!
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    I look forward to see how this turns out.

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    I think it will make a fine OBW if the triangles are not cut too large. Good Luck

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