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Thread: One Block Wonder

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    Senior Member Overlander's Avatar
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    I had an awesome day in class yesterday. In 2007 I made a Stack & Whack for my grandson and decided I wanted to make one for myself. Bought the fabric for it then. Well, I'm just getting around to doing the quilt and since it had been so long thought a refresher class was in order. It was a lot of fun, 6 ladies all sewing and chatting and picking out fabric. What better day could you ask for. Here are some of my blocks.
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    Junior Member Chilly Mac's Avatar
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    Beautiful fabric and awesome job! I would love to try one of those. Maybe someday!

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    WoW :!:

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    Barb, gorgeous blocks!
    How big is the triangle? 6" triangle? Or 6cm triangle?

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    P.S. Is there any knack to pick up the original fabric?

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    The 6 triangles are cut from a 5 inch strip (of the 6 layers of fabric) by 5 inches wide at a 60 degree angle. There is a lot of pinning of the 6 layers so that the pieces are exactly the same. I got 7 blocks done between 10 am - 4 pm. Mind you there was a lot of chatting, eating and ooohhhing and aaawwwing over fabric and blocks. :) Look for fabric that has a repeat from 6 (for small blocks) to 18 inches. The bigger the spread the fewer blocks you will get, but they will be dramatic. This is what the instructor said.

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    Very pretty! :)

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    I love the look of those things and someday I might get brave enough to try one! Yours look great and the class sounds like it was a great day!

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    So much fun!!!! "One day" I would like to make one...even bought a how to book. ;)

    Everytime I see this pattern, I think of the story from an elderly quilting friend. She had made one, and took the almost finished quilt to the lake to finish handstitching the binding. Having finished it, she put it in a big black garbage bag to keep it clean going home. Unfortunately, whoever of the group that dropped the weeks' garbabe on the way home, grabbed that bag too!!! Needless to say, she was devastated. Her daughters, also quilters, found the same fabric, and remade it for her, and gave it to her at Christmas. I can only imagine the heartbreak she must have felt when she was told it landed in the landfill. Thank goodness she can laugh now when she tells the story.

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    OH, ME LIKEY!
    So pretty!

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    I love your quilt blocks. Your fabric is so pretty and it always amazes me that one piece of fabric can be cut to make all the different blocks. Your quilt is going to be lovely. Please make sure to take a picture to post when you finish it.

    I have several pieces of fabric in my quilt class bag as we'll be learning how to make one of these Kaleidescope or Stack and Wack blocks at our next class the middle of this month. I've wanted to make one for years so am excited about the class.

    Thanks for sharing yours.

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    I so love your blocks, have to do this one some day.

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    Gorgeous!! Maybe one of these days, I'll work up the courage to try one.

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    Beautiful fabric, Overlander. Do you know the name of it?

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    That fabric is making a lovely quilt. Can hardly wait to see it finished.

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    Gorgeous!!!

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    Those look wonderful. Will be a beautiful quilt when it's done. Can't wait to see. :D :D :D

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    Those are really pretty, nice work!!

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    Beautiful! I'm working on one of these as well. I'm doing it with a friend, Wednesday we're meeting to lay it all out. It's very addicting! I keep wanting to buy more fabric and I haven't even finished this one yet. The trouble is, I can't make one from what I have on hand. I don't have more than a yard of anything, much less four and a half yards....

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    They are all gorgeous!!! :D :D :D

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    Beautiful!

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    Just beautiful Overlander! And I enjoy seeing 'in progress' pics.

    I love making these kaleidoscope/one block wonder quilts. My quilt instructor showed us a few years ago her special way of using foam core board and flower pins to be very exacting on the lining up of the repeats before cutting wedges.

    I've made both six and eight wedge blocks. It was easy with the eight wedge blocks to eventually place corners that formed four wedge kaleidos btwn the major blocks.

    I made a wedding quilt for DD and SIL who were married this past August 21st. Would you believe that I only took one pic of the quilt?? I'll see if I can post it here...



    Doesn't show much of the quilt or its kaleido blocks but Sarah and Andy sure look happy!
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    Great job on the blocks. I am interested in seeing it as you go along. and of course the finished product

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    Looks great!!! :D

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    That fabric worked out just perfect Overlander. You are so bad, now I want to make another one!

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