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Thread: One Block Wonder OBW here is my start... So exciting!!

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    Super Member knlsmith's Avatar
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    Well here is a pic of my starting fabric and the blocks I have so far. I had an 18 repeat and I cut my triangles 3 3/4".

    I really like it, and I bought inexpensive fabric with coupon for first one. next time i have a much better idea of what I am doing (lol) Oh who am I kidding.
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    awesome job!

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    Looks great ! Can't wait to see it finished :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    Looks great ! Can't wait to see it finished :wink:
    me either! LOL

    wouldn't have bought the fabric for anythingf else. but I think it will work good for this.

    Thanks!

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    That is going to be so pretty. Great job.

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    Wow - You Go Girl!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

    That's another that on my someday list....
    :)

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    That is really nice! Can't wait to see it all finished :)

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    That is going to be beautiful. I am amazed at how fabric that isn't all that pretty can turn into something amazing.

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    Looks like your looking through a Kaleidoscope!!

    Awsome!!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

    Billy

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    That will be so pretty, can't wait to see it finished!!!

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    That is very nice!!

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    looking very nice so far!

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    That is going to be gorgeous when done!

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    Looks great! I've been trying to choose fabric for an OBW and I'm finding it hard. I've bought an Asian print and I'm hoping it will work. I'm doing a class in May so I have a little time. Meanwhile, I hope to get at least a little caught up with quilts I already have underway.:lol:

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    Looking good . Like the fabric.

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    Awesome! It never ceases to amaze me what beautiful blocks come from a humble fabric.

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    Your (future) quilt looks great. Can you tell me how many yards of fabric you started with and estimate how big the hexagon part of your quilt will be?

    I plan to start cutting tomorrow...a little scary!

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    Can someone help me out here. I want to make one of these, they are so beautiful! OK, I purchased Marti Michells book, Kaleidoscope ABC's, and I have the Kaleido-ruler coming in sometime next week. So I thought I was all ready, but the quilts in the book have 8 sections and the ones I am seeing here on the board seem to have 6....what am I missing?

    Thanks so any light you can shed on my confusion.

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    Nursie76, I think the kalidoscopes are using 8 wedges, and the one-block wonders are using 6 triangles ... the processes are very similar.

    Was also looking at a block a fellow guild member, where she fussy cut diamonds to make a star block - and thought that this would work perfectly for her stars too!

    It is such magic to see the beautiful patterns emerge.

    Cheers,
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    Linda, thanks, I was going crazy trying to figure it out!

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    Boy, what an inspiration for those of us, who want to try this out!! :D I can't wait to see more of it, as you make progress. Be sure to remember us with more pictures!! Great Job!!
    :D :D :D :D

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    Oh wow, that will be interesting.

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    Wow!!! I love your blocks!!! I can't wait to see more :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by newestnana
    Your (future) quilt looks great. Can you tell me how many yards of fabric you started with and estimate how big the hexagon part of your quilt will be?

    I plan to start cutting tomorrow...a little scary!
    Glad to help. My repeat was approx 17 3/4 inch. So I cut a row every 17 3/4. Do NOT measure this. Use the begin and end of part of the design. My fabric was inexpensive and the design wasn't 100% accurate. But it was only off a smidge here and there.

    Since i had basiclly and 18 inch repeat, i bout 4 yards. I always get extra.
    just rememer to measure ur repeat and take it times 6 and that will be the minimum inches you have to buy.

    Just jump in both feet and go for it! Its only fabric, not surgery. :-P

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    Oh, yeah! Lookin' good!

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