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Thread: Quilts # 4 & 5 - a One Block Wonder and a 9-patch

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    Quilts # 4 & 5 - a One Block Wonder and a 9-patch

    I made this One Block Wonder just to see if I'd enjoy the process. I wasn't convinced so I dug through my Mom's stash and found what I considered to be not pretty fabric (It wasn't bad but what would you ever use it for in its original state).

    I loved loved loved the process. I already have 2 more pieces of fabric I've bought to make my next OBW's. That was quilt #4.


    Quilt #5 is from the book, Radiant Sunshine and Shadows - I named it West Tx Sunset. This is the one I initially had some fullness on - ripped out about 5 rows, re-squared my blocks, sewed em back together, my first mitered corners and LOVED how that worked out :-) Each completed block is about 2-1/2".... I love the way this quilt looks - it certainly has several flaws in it. I won't be making another with pieces this small for a while! LAQ'd by my mom - the back is in orange thread on the white on white backing... pretty cool if I have to say so myself :-)

    Thanks all for looking.
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    Both of these are stunning!!! LOVE what the scenic fabric did in the OBW - guess there just can't be a piece of fabric we should ever give up on
    Pat

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    They are both stunning, but I love, love the sunset one. Oh those colors are just beautiful.
    The one who dies with the most fabric wins.

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    Both so beautiful!!

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    Who would have thought that fabric would be such a great OBW. Great job!
    That is wonderful curvy quilting with all those tiny squares.
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    Oh, my goodness! Your quilts are stunning! The back of your sunset quilt is lovely as well. I see blue ribbons on your quilts for sure.

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    They are both beautiful! I'm glad you showed the fabric used in the OBW. Love the colors in both and the quilting is beautiful, too!

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    OH my....these are wonderful.
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    Gorgeous! I haven't tried the OBW yet, I haven't found the right fabric.

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    Congratulations!! I especially love the second one!

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    Man! I love your sunset pic!!! The choice of colors as well as the pattern. I can believe it would be awhile before
    you made another but since it turned out so beautiful you may have to make another one.

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    Those are just breathtaking, lovely work!

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    Both your quilts are great! Don't you love making OBW's? It is so fun to see the amazing designs that come out of less then wonderful fabrics.

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    WOW!! You do great work, thanks for sharing.

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    Great quilts! It's just amazing what happens when you take a so-so fabric and use it for a OBW!

    And that Radiant Sunshine and Shadows quilt is fabulous!!! I LOVE those; even have the book, but haven't done one with the size blocks they suggest. I did use the same technique but with 2" strips (so, yes my blocks were 3 times the size of yours), and liked the way that one turned out too.
    Wendy

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    Both are so beautiful, great work.

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    The quilts are stunning. I keep looking at these OBW quilts that are posted on QB but darned if I can figure out how they are done (put together)

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    Love them both.
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    I think your OBW testifies to the fact that there sre no ugly fabrics, just need the right pattern. The Sunset one is fabulous.....I don't have that book and wonder if I would do it if I did....looks very, very labor intensive....great job!!!
    Penny aka PLS 1946

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    Both quillts are great.

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    These are beautiful. Great job. Love your quilting.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katkat1946 View Post
    Both of these are stunning!!! LOVE what the scenic fabric did in the OBW - guess there just can't be a piece of fabric we should ever give up on
    Beautiful. Hard to believe that your OBW came from that fabric. Both very nice. BrendaK
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    Amazing the change in the fabric of the OBW, it looks tropical in the quilt! Both quilts are gorgeous.
    Joyce

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    What a great job on both quilts! Thanks for showing the fabric before and how amazing it looks after!
    Beautiful quilting also
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    I am awed by both of your quilts!!! That is a gorgeous sunset!!!

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