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One Block Wonder top is finally finished

Old 06-02-2017, 08:41 AM
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About three years ago I bought Maxine Rosenthal's book, One-Block Wonders, and the fabric to make one of her hexagon quilts. I finished the top last night. I was fortunate to find what I consider the perfect border and backings fabrics last month. Here is a photo of the quilt top and one repeat of the print fabric I used.

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it turned out gorgeous!!!
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Stunning! LOVE one block wonders! Fabulous work!
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Lovely! Thanks for the picture of the original fabric - it's amazing how different it looks.
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Very pretty. I echo Pam S. Thanks for the original fabric.
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It's amazing what you can do with OBW. Your quilt is beautiful and the border is super. I also thank youi for showing the original fabric. BrendaK
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very pretty!!!
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You are a genius with color and block placement! Your fabrics, front and back, are beautifully coordinated.
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I haven't made a OBW yet but it is on my bucket list. I didn't realize there was a pattern, but if you have a book on the technique, there must be a pattern. Am I correct in that assumption?
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Thanks, everyone, for your replies. Rvsfan, the book tells you how to cut the fabric and construct the hexagons. It also gives you assistance in placing your blocks, i.e., put the blocks that look similar into a pile and use those piles as an artist uses different paint colors, as your pallet, in other words. There are also many pictures of completed OBW to give you ideas, but there is no "pattern" as such, because each different fabric will give you differing numbers of similar blocks, etc. When I got to the "okay, the blocks are all in piles, now what" stage, it was a little overwhelming, but trial and error is a great teacher.
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