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Judy Taylor-Bellingham posted on Mon, Jan 28 2013 4:44 PM

I have the book One Block Wonder.  I was going to take a class offered by the local shop, but I'm not available on the class days. So, for the past week I've been reading the book and spending a great deal of time figuring how to get the layers aligned. After some (no, alot!) frustration, I finally got the fabric aligned (hopefully), cut the six strips.

I took a deep breath and cut one stack of 6 strips into the triangles. Before I go any further I'd really like input from those of you who have made these Wonders. I'm nervous if I'm doing it right. If I've messed up, I did buy an extra two yards and can cut another set of 6 strips.

First photo: The stacks of 3-3/4" strips and a piece of the fabric uncut.  

Second photo: I cut one of the strip stacks into triangles. I took 6stacks of trianglesand played with them. Nothing is sewn together yet.

Am I doing this right? Anything I should know, any tips, before I slice up the rest of the strip stacks?


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Susie replied on Thu, Feb 7 2013 12:59 PM

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I think they are awesome!  If it was me, I would try to put the dark centers in the center and work lighter towards the outside.  But I like quilts that draw your eye to the center rather than to the edges.

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Nana:

Judy

Your blocks are beautiful.  I think I would "clump" a few of each color but then also scatter some across the whole quilt.  I think it would help give more movement to the design.

 

Thanks Nana, that's about what I'm coming up with.  I found that trying to create a flow with all the dark coming up and moving into the light didn't work with this fabric. For one thing, I don't have enough dark blocks.  I scattered some dark groups and that looked better. After retreat I'll get it up on a large design wall in the living room. (poor Harry Potter has to come down). I had thought of bringing it with to Branson, but it needs a large wall and this is going to be a long process of placing and moving, looking at it for a few days and moving blocks around again. It'll be fun, I just don't want to rush it. I decided to make it full size for our bed. 

 


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Susie:
If it was me, I would try to put the dark centers in the center and work lighter towards the outside. 

 

Susie, good thought.  This fabric didn't make many dark blocks but I do want them to be the focal point.  When I start putting the blocks up on the large design wall next month, I'll take photos of each layout. It helps to see the pattern. 


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Marie replied on Thu, Feb 7 2013 4:15 PM

Judy, your blocks are gorgeous!  I can't wait until you finish this quilt.  I bought the book as well and it is on my to do list so I should get to it by the time I'm 125!  :  )

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Marie:

Judy, your blocks are gorgeous!  I can't wait until you finish this quilt.  I bought the book as well and it is on my to do list so I should get to it by the time I'm 125!  :  )

 

Marie, I suspect you will still be going strong at age 125. Can you see us all at retreats at that age. Lord have mercy!!  LOL

 


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Marie replied on Thu, Feb 7 2013 5:43 PM

Judy T-Bellingham:
Marie, I suspect you will still be going strong at age 125. Can you see us all at retreats at that age. Lord have mercy!!  LOL

ROFLMAO!

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Debbie replied on Sat, Feb 9 2013 10:38 PM

I have done both the hexagon and am working on finishing up the octagon.  I put my hexagon in the OK State Fair a few years back and took 10th place.  First time I ever entered anything and I plan on entering the octagon in Sept.  So the pink one is hexagon and the fall quilt is octagon.  My fall one is 8 blocks wide and 9 long.      

    

 

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Debbie replied on Sat, Feb 9 2013 10:40 PM

picture of the first rows color does not do it justice.  different house, different lighting. 

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Debbie replied on Sat, Feb 9 2013 10:43 PM

here are the fabrics I began with: 

    

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Patti replied on Sun, Feb 10 2013 5:31 AM

Debbie, your quilts are so beautiful.

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Ginny replied on Sun, Feb 10 2013 8:58 AM

Debbie, both of your quilts are awesome.  Don't know which one I like better so I think you should send both of them to me.  LOL    Ginny

 

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replied on Sun, Feb 10 2013 9:53 AM

Debbie, just beautiful, it always amazes me to see the beginning fabric, then the results.  Simply amazing!

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Nana replied on Sun, Feb 10 2013 9:57 AM

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Beautiful quilts.  Congratulations on the win.

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