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Thread: Practice OBW

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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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    Wow, love that back too!!!! wonderful quilt.

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    Wow...the back is even beautiful! Gorgeous fabric!

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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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    I finally gave in and ordered the OBW book. Along with some rulers. I got one ruler yesterday, now patiently waiting for the book. Your quilt is georgous, and I can't wait to try it. I just need to find a fabric. Any suggestions or tips for picking one out?

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    Beautiful work. Love the fabric that you used and love the back side too.

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    Did you state "PRACTICE" quilt? Pardon my astonishment as I am new. You put together whole quilts, not just blocks, but whole quilts for practice or for auditioning fabric? I am totally amazed. That quilt would be done and ready to be wrapped for it's intended if it was at my house. And now you'll make another just like it?

    I will never be good at this. I do not have time or patience for practice quilts, much less blocks.

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    Wow...How cool is that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CloverPatch
    I finally gave in and ordered the OBW book. Along with some rulers. I got one ruler yesterday, now patiently waiting for the book. Your quilt is georgous, and I can't wait to try it. I just need to find a fabric. Any suggestions or tips for picking one out?
    The book will give you lots of tips. Also, Cutebuns, on this board, has posted several times re: OBW. Here are 2 on fabric choices:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-34937-1.htm

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-35100-1.htm
    Here's her tutorial:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-92503-1.htm

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    Beautiful! I really like what you've done on the back of the quilt, this quilt could easily be reversible or made into two quilts, nice work!!

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    That is so very beautiful.

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    Beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdobbert40
    Did you state "PRACTICE" quilt? Pardon my astonishment as I am new. You put together whole quilts, not just blocks, but whole quilts for practice or for auditioning fabric? I am totally amazed. That quilt would be done and ready to be wrapped for it's intended if it was at my house. And now you'll make another just like it?

    I will never be good at this. I do not have time or patience for practice quilts, much less blocks.
    This is only my 7th quilt, so I need the practice ;-) I've never done blocks with lots of bias, never pieced a backing and I also got to practice my FMQ. The fabric I used was an inexpensive remnant from my LQS, and the black was a left over. The fabric I got for the 'real' one was pricey. It has a large repeat, so I needed like 6 yards. Before I cut into it I wanted to make sure that I liked the general design. Trust me, this one will be going to someone for Christmas. I can't believe I already have a gift for this year! I'm a real procrastinator. (sp?)

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    I think I like the back almost as much as the front.

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    ohhhh i like!

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    Love your quilt! Looks lovely!

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    thanks for the info, I have one on my list, I think your quilt turned out fantastic!

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    This is just beautiful!!

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    So beautiful. The colors I love. The back is almost a pretty as the front. Thanks for sharing

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