Ok, so the guys have Ginger or Maryann?
The ladies have Redford or Newman?
So how about quilters questions in the same tone?
Since joining your great resource here I have found two new forms (or patterns I guess is the better word) for quilting that I absolutely LOVE. I can't decide which I like more, so I wonder what you all think?
I know there are so many other combos, but for now I wonder:
Bargello or One Block Wonder?
Jenia, those are so beautiful, makes me want to skip work and start cutting. Oh well, it is Friday.
I've only made a Bargello but I like the look of both.
I like Gini's answer. I'd choose appliqué over both of these.
I want to do both...but am scared of them. I don't have the room to do a bargello as yet. My design wall is my living room floor, and with 5 people plus me living in my little 2 br apartment, I can't leave the floor covered as long as would be necessary.
Are the OBW the same (or close) to a kaleidoscope? I am debating about taking a class at the LQS for that one. I just think it would be fun to do something soooo different.
I'm scared of the Bargello, but that's what makes it interesting. I hadn't realized that you would need to do a planning board like others have mentioned here. Typical me I just take something and go with it. Thought I could learn it as I go....probably not the best style to learn as you go,you are right. I will likely do one someday, but after reading the comments here, I think for now I have decided to put the one block wonder on my realistic to do list.
The one block wonder looks simpler and the results are just as pretty. I have ordered a cutting mat and rotary cutter just for this future project. Everything I have done so far I have cut with scissors and just used cardboard patterns, etc. I now have the triangle, with other cutting material on the way.
Not sure what a kaleidoscope is, but (from what I have seen) the OBW uses a 6 triangles to create octagons that are made from one fabric. By stacking the material just right at the repeat in the pattern and cutting out these triangles, you put the 6 pieces that are the same together creating an octagon that looks like a kaleidoscope. Then you use those strategically placed on the quilt to create a fluid flowing pattern of color that's all your own. I'm sure no two are just alike, that's also what makes it really cool the uniqueness from such simplicity.
Skipping work to quilt would be so ideal - at least it's a holiday for some folks those lucky dogs.
The one block wonder and the kaleidoscope are basically the same thing.
Look at buying the book " Bargellos with a twist", it is the same block only changed up in the lay out. I found making a design board easy too. I looked online and someone took some foam borad from Home Depot/ Lowes and covered it with the same thing you put inside a quilt ( all cotton). Staple it and you got your design board. This one really helps to have a desing board if you have directionl fabric, which I did on this last one I did and it make it so easy to put togther.
The one block wonder, you all can have..give me a barello anytime.
Both the bargello and obw are on my someday list.
Quilting My Rainbow
Yes Zoetc49, the reason I like the Bargello is because its the same block changed,up,in the layout, that's what makes them so beautiful!
Thank you so much for the tips on how to make a design board. I didn't even know they existed until I started exploring around here. My stuff has all just been wing it and go for it, just been lucky so far I guess.
I still like them both but the OBW seems easier. So as a beginner it will likely be first for me to try. Both have such pretty results, you know I have to try both.