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Old 03-08-2011, 08:46 AM
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I have some gorgeous Kona Bay fabric I purchased to make a OBW, but wanted to make a practice one first. Learned a couple of things. In the book the author states that you should construct the hexes with the straight grain of the fabric to the outside. I was trying to make them all pretty so I didn't do this. You really can't pick out individual hexes in the final product and the ones made like she suggested were easier to work with, so that's what I'll do in the 'real' one. Also, it really does help to put the hexes on a vertical display board. Duh. I used a table and as soon as I was done piecing the top and hung it up, I saw that I should have moved a couple. Need to figure out how to get a work surface up somewhere.
The back of the quilt was made from left over hexes. I have posted this before, but if you do OBWs or just like kalidescope quilts, see if you can locate a copy of Sara Nephews "Doubledipity: more serendipity quilts" she has dozens of patterns you can make from your left over hexes.
The quilt is 36 X 42. Thanks for looking.

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Old 03-08-2011, 08:51 AM
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Wow, love that back too!!!! wonderful quilt.
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Wow...the back is even beautiful! Gorgeous fabric!
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:04 AM
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Your quilt is amazing. I love just looking at it.
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It's beautiful!! Good job!! And thanks for the book referral. I love the back, and am going to go look for that book!
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Beautiful even on the back!
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Beautiful !
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WOW!! Love the flowers and the back is so stunning. Good job!!
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Beautiful.....obw is def on my to do list
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Great job, they are beautiful!
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