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Old 08-12-2011, 05:50 AM
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I think this was the 2nd or 3rd quilt I ever made - two years ago. I made it for my friend's 80th birthday (she's in the picture). She loves butterflies - especially those blue ones and while I was searching on line for fabric I found this kit on overstock.com. The fabric was perfect so I ordered it. Until I joined this forum, I'd never heard of OBW, Kaleidoscope, or Stack and Whack. So which one does this really fall into? I know I always said it looked like a Kaleidoscope but the pieces were cut when I got it and since looking at all these wonderful options on the QB I now want an answer. :)

My friend with her Birthday Quilt
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Old 08-12-2011, 05:53 AM
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:) I would just call it BEAUTIFUL! Sorry, I'm a newbie, working on my first quilt, but I'm sure you'll get an answer to your question.
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LOL! Thank you, onthelake.
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Old 08-12-2011, 06:06 AM
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I believe it is Stack and Whack or Kaleidoscope. OBW stands for one block wonder, as in the block produced comes from all one shape. (equalateral triangle?)
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It looks like a stack and whack, but I don't know what a OBW looks like
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Old 08-12-2011, 06:16 AM
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Those things .. in my opinion.. are all similar, the actual determination would be how they were cut out.. I have done stars like those and I did them as a kaleidoscope.
I cut out a template put markers on it and cut each "point" individually. The end result is the same, but I can get much more precise results with that style than the stack and whack.
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Old 08-12-2011, 06:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Tippy
Those things .. in my opinion.. are all similar, the actual determination would be how they were cut out.. I have done stars like those and I did them as a kaleidoscope.
I cut out a template put markers on it and cut each "point" individually. The end result is the same, but I can get much more precise results with that style than the stack and whack.
That's why I asked because I agree - they are all similar. Since the kit was pre-cut it is hard to say how it was done. I do know I want to do more. :)
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Old 08-12-2011, 06:31 AM
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Technically - BEAUTIFUL!!!!

I have always thought that they were different paths to the same conclusion.
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Originally Posted by jrhboxers
I have always thought that they were different paths to the same conclusion.
What an elegant way of putting it. And I'm glad you like the quilt. :)
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I haven't done any of those but the one you made is beautiful!
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