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Thread: 'Turning over a new leaf' OBW

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    Quote Originally Posted by fireworkslover
    Actually, the section of the print you make your triangles from isn't very predictable. If you tried, it'd drive you nuts. Just cut strips and then triangles from the stacked strip set. The resulting blocks will surprise you as you sew them together. Most will work in your overall design but some might not.
    I'd agree with this entirely! Sometimes the most unassuming looking stacks become the most beautiful hexs and vice versa! Plus, you need some of the less striking ones to give you transitions in your quilt - sometimes it's the ones you find the most beautiful when you're piecing that just won't fit anywhere! These could be used as corner blocks or pieced into the border in some way, or just in other projects on they're own.

    I'd also like to say that apart from a couple of leftover blocks (although in this quilt I used them ALL!) and a few very small scraps, there is NO waste with this technique! I know that is an objection that gets thrown up from time to time. :-D

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    I am still trying to get up the courage to do one of these. I am loving the ones I look at.

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    very pretty

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    fabulous :thumbup:

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    Well now lets see !!! It's just so Beautiful and pretty. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins
    I am still trying to get up the courage to do one of these. I am loving the ones I look at.
    Do it! It's not that hard, I mean it! And your first won't be your last, I'll guarantee it. :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Yes, it's a keeper. It's 60" x 48" and it's going to hang in my living room. And that's about the last of my wall space gone! :lol:
    You can alternate quilts with the seasons or your mood!! Then you've got an art gallery instead of "wall space"!!!

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    Wow! You done gooooooood, girlfriend! It looks wonderful! But it looks smaller than it probably is. My first thought was, "Oh no! I didn't send her enough of the fabric!" I don't remember how much I did send, but I probably should have doubled it so you could have a bed-sized quilt. Sorry. :cry:

    Anyhow, you did an amazing job! And your FMQ looks just fine!!

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    :shock: It's beautiful, K! I love the fabric that Gai sent. You do such wonderful work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaigai
    Wow! You done gooooooood, girlfriend! It looks wonderful! But it looks smaller than it probably is. My first thought was, "Oh no! I didn't send her enough of the fabric!" I don't remember how much I did send, but I probably should have doubled it so you could have a bed-sized quilt. Sorry. :cry:

    Anyhow, you did an amazing job! And your FMQ looks just fine!!
    Oh, you! I can't remember how much you sent either but I WANT it hanging on my wall where I can see it and it's 4' x 5' so it's perfect! So there! :mrgreen:

    Thanks everyone for your kind words. :-D

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    I love it! I just love looking at it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKinCO
    I love it! I just love looking at it!
    Thank you so much! :-D

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    Oh now that one turned out great! I really like the colors! I am going to have to suck it up and try the cubes now. Can you use the original fabric for them or do you think it needs to be different? I will have to do some checking to find something for Dad's Fall OBW. He would love trying to figure out that extra puzzle in the middle. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by billswife99
    Oh now that one turned out great! I really like the colors! I am going to have to suck it up and try the cubes now. Can you use the original fabric for them or do you think it needs to be different? I will have to do some checking to find something for Dad's Fall OBW. He would love trying to figure out that extra puzzle in the middle. LOL
    In this one, I used different fabrics and I think that works best. Something that 'reads' as a solid in light, medium and dark of the same colourway. I guess tonals, blends or batiks would be good - these are scraps from my stash.

    In the 'Woofers' one I did, I used the main fabric and the cubes nearly disappeared. (Also I didn't have the second book then so the cubes in that one aren't very 3D) I tried to cut from within the fabric in light, medium and dark places. Depends on the effect you're looking for I guess. Here's a link to it but I think you saw it before. http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-23403-1.htm

    In this Leaf one, I tried to place them so the light side of a cube was against light hexagons and dark against dark because I wanted them to blend. A more striking effect would be to reverse this. Sorry, favourite subject, rambling! :oops: :lol:

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    You right! I will have to find something else, but you know any excuse to go fabric shopping will do in a pinch! :mrgreen:

    I'm going to have to add that solid block too. Thank you, thank you for getting my creative juices going again. I have really been slouching since the holidays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billswife99
    You right! I will have to find something else, but you know any excuse to go fabric shopping will do in a pinch! :mrgreen:

    I'm going to have to add that solid block too. Thank you, thank you for getting my creative juices going again. I have really been slouching since the holidays.
    You're welcome - you've surely inspired me in the past! That's what friends are foooor, that's what friends are FOR! :-D

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    :roll: Oh, now you've gone and made her sing again! :roll: :D :D

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    :mrgreen: :roll: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    Very nice. Love the blocks mixed in with the OBW pieces. :thumbup:

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    Gorgeous, amazing :lol: :thumbup:
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    I love the asymmetry! And, green's one of my favorites, too. You have a hit! :mrgreen:

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    nice.

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    WOW K, it is just gorgeous!!! I love it!

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    That is just gorgeous. I love that pattern and the colors too!

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    It's beautiful. I love how you put those blocks in there too. Really adds to the design. :-D :-D :-D

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