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Thread: Sharing Templates for Quilting One Block Wonder Quilts

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    You did a great job with those!

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    These could easily be used for most any quilt. You are a real sweetheart for sharing this. Thank you!!

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    Welcome from Ojai, California! Wow! What a wonderful bunch of quilting designs - I will be bookmarking this and hoping I can figure out how to use some of these designs! Thank you for sharing.

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    thanks for the patterns...... DID YOU KNOW..... if you scroll, up and down, up and down, really quickly while looking at the butterfly pattern....... they fly!!!! Go ahead, scroll up and try it...... I know you're going to do it!!!

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    Thank you. I have this bookmarked.

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    thank you for sharing with us

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    Thank you so very much. I have to top done, but have just been hesitant about finishing it, because I could not figure out a quilting pattern. I do my own quilting on my Bernina, and so am limited to simple patterns. I just do not get the hang of FMQ, and I know it takes practice, but I am too impatient for all that practice.

    A lot of very good ideas, and I know that I will use one of them.

    Thanks again.

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    Thank you so much. I really like the patterns. I have a heck of a time trying to figure out what patterns to use on my one block quilts.
    Quilty Hugs,
    Ann in Indiana

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    When you're sewing any star block, it really, really helps to sew two sections together, press the seam open, and then trim the points off. If you do this, you don't have the really thick joint to sew over/under/around. On a six-piece star, you need to sew two pieces together, press the seam open, then sew the third piece on and press open that seam -- then trim the points. You will end up with a really nice hexagon without the lumpy center.

    It's a lot more work, but your long-arm quilter will appreciate it and, if you handquilt, it will make your job easier.

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    WOW!

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    You are so sweet and kind to share your beautiful designs with us!
    Thank you very much! Welcome to the board :D:D:D

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    thanks this is realy helpfull

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    Quote Originally Posted by coachmatthewsvhs
    thanks for the patterns...... DID YOU KNOW..... if you scroll, up and down, up and down, really quickly while looking at the butterfly pattern....... they fly!!!! Go ahead, scroll up and try it...... I know you're going to do it!!!
    First of all... that is really an astonishingly beautiful quilt you have there in your icon Coach!
    You are right... I did go and make the butterflies fly. Funny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by janeknapp
    BuzzinBumble, I love your quilting patterns! What program do you use to make these patterns?
    Hi! I just use the common old "Paint" program that comes with our computer and Windows. It is a dot by dot and paste approach. There are probably many better ways to do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnLady1
    Thanks much for sharing!!! I did a OBW and did some echo quilting leaving some of the triangles blank. Nothing as pretty as this.
    Echo Quilting is gorgeous and really draws attention to the design of the fabric. I always seem to mess it up by not keeping things even enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewyscrewy
    Holy smokes.. Wow you are a very talented and GENEROUS loving quilt FRIEND. Thank you so very much
    Thank you! Now I have a question for you: Seriously? You start your works at .015 per square inch? Holy Smokes yourself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by coastienest
    You are vey thoughtful to put all this together and share with us. Should I ever feel brave enough to make one of these quilts, I will definitely have this post bookmarked. Thanks for sharing
    Be brave Coastienest! I have never succeeded at quilting before and the ease of the One Block Wonder did it for me. It is very forgiving of slight imperfections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spartan quilter
    Thank you so very much. I have to top done, but have just been hesitant about finishing it, because I could not figure out a quilting pattern. I do my own quilting on my Bernina, and so am limited to simple patterns. I just do not get the hang of FMQ, and I know it takes practice, but I am too impatient for all that practice.

    A lot of very good ideas, and I know that I will use one of them.

    Thanks again.
    You are right Spartan Quilter. I am only just now learning FMQ and it is going to take practice practice practice beofre i get very good. I just got a Big Foot darning foot and am very excited to try it... no more worrying about sewing through my own fingers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by catmcclure
    When you're sewing any star block, it really, really helps to sew two sections together, press the seam open, and then trim the points off. If you do this, you don't have the really thick joint to sew over/under/around. On a six-piece star, you need to sew two pieces together, press the seam open, then sew the third piece on and press open that seam -- then trim the points. You will end up with a really nice hexagon without the lumpy center.

    It's a lot more work, but your long-arm quilter will appreciate it and, if you handquilt, it will make your job easier.
    Thank you for the good advice Catmcclure. I am terrible at making the points in star blocks come out perfect. No matter how many times I measure, how carefully I cut, and how slowly and carefully I sew... they come out slightly off. That is one reason why i like these One block wonder quilts. They are so visually busy they distract the eye form small imperfections. I did try trimming the points to decrease bulk, but found I very much need them as a reference point when matching the seams. Because i cannot see the design, they are the one way I know I am sewing things lined up well.

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    Thank you all for the very warm welcomes and the creative support! Wow what a boost to my confidence. I am going to work on some more designs and also on improving the butterfly idea, maybe using Yarn or Fabric’s suggestion of using swirlies or SandyinZ4’s idea of alternating with a simple flower.

    I’ve been zipping in and out of a lot of your posts and frankly am more than a little overwhelmed by all the awesome quilting skills on display. I truly am a novice with a ton to learn. I feel very silly giving You all ideas for quilting designs!

    What I was REALLY hoping was that some of you might also have some ideas or might work up a design of your own to also share. Maybe we could get a whole OBW/hexagon quilting thread going that we all could refer to. It is really fun to make the designs.
    Believe it or not, none of my designs so far seem just right to use on the OBW quilt I am currently working on for my daughter. It is made with a beautiful Asian Floral fabric. I will be posting pictures as soon as I can find the link up cable for my camera. Boy howdy could I use some suggestions!
    That is neat what Feline Fanatic wrote about these designs translating into other types of quilts… that gives me the idea of checking out some quilting books from the library and seeing if the opposite applies and if any of the usual desings would work for a OBW.
    Here is a question. Can you add anyone to your buddy list? Is there any kind of etiquette involved in doing so… like should you ask first? ‘Cause I would really like to add all of you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuzzinBumble
    Can you add anyone to your buddy list? Is there any kind of etiquette involved in doing so… like should you ask first? ‘Cause I would really like to add all of you!
    I think there is no rule here. I add folks whose work I like. Then I can click on my buddy list on their name and see if they have posted anything new. Anyone else chime in on this?

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    very clever. thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SandyinZ4
    Quote Originally Posted by BuzzinBumble
    Can you add anyone to your buddy list? Is there any kind of etiquette involved in doing so… like should you ask first? ‘Cause I would really like to add all of you!
    I think there is no rule here. I add folks whose work I like. Then I can click on my buddy list on their name and see if they have posted anything new. Anyone else chime in on this?
    I do that too, then you can see how a particular project is going, keep in touch with anyone you may have met in person or those who have a similar quilting style (or special addiction - like vintage:)). People here are very open and friendly, so sending someone a private message or adding them as a buddy is not something to stress about.

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    Thank you! These are great ideas.

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    I love your ideas. Thank you so very much for sharing your ideas. For a suggestion for the flutterbies: What if you kept every third one in a line. Then find something very simple to fill in the space. Or... What if you made them just a little larger and farther spaced? What if they were randomly spaced, yet strategically placed at the same time? What if they were different sizes? What if some of your blocks were part of the flutterbies wings? Just brainstorming. I have absolutely no idea how you could do that one, but it sounds cool. I've got a couple of fabrics that I can't wait to do this pattern. I got one of the fabrics on sale about a year ago with this pattern in mind. It's kind of obnoxious and odd colors, but that's why I got it. I want to see what it will change in to...like your butterflies.

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