One Block Wondering


Ok, so I’ve told y’all that I’m supposed to take a One Block Wonder class with the quilt guild, but it isn’t til April 18th.  Who can wait that long, once they have the book already? Not me! I had to go ahead and do some playing.  I finally felt like fondling some fabric again, and instead of working on one of the gazillion projects I already have started, I wanted to do something new.  Maybe it’s spring fever.  Since we are doing the octagon version at guild, I pulled out the original fabric from my stash, that I wanted to use, but didn’t have enough for the eight repeats needed.  Since the hexagon version doesn’t use as much fabric, I have enough for it.

The fabric, with my new rotary cutter laying on it, just because I noticed that it matches…lol!

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The first set of blocks:

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This is so hard to stop working on, once you start.  Each block is a little surprise.  I can’t wait to see how the next row of blocks turns out, and how they look added into these.  Not only are the blocks a surprise, but you don’t know what the quilt will look like, either, till you get all the blocks together, and start playing with them.  Too much fun!

18 thoughts on “One Block Wondering

  1. Hi Randi, we have a one block wonder quilt as our photo behind our name for our blog. We did a workshop 2 years but called them kaleidoscope quilts. They are fun particularly when you put boxes in them. Have fun doing the octagon one.

  2. This fabric is perfect for a OBW! It’s going to be gorgeous!!! Keep going, I want to see the whole thing! 🙂

    Sherri G in Kentucky

  3. I kept wondering what an OBW was and concluded it was a one block wonder and expected something quite different.
    I am more used to that being called a Kaleidoscope.
    I have bought one already cut from Avalon Blooms.
    http://www.avalonbloom.com/catalog/index.php
    and yes they have 8 sides. Maybe I can try something with all those Hexagon templates I have.

    I am now even more intrigued.

  4. Randi, I’ve never looked at the instructions for these quilts so the concept of how it is cut to make the designs baffle me—-must be magic! ;^) I’m eager to see what it looks like when you are done–what you’ve done looks lovely.

  5. Your OBW looks great, what a perfect fabric choice! I haven’t done one myself but I’ve quilted some for others.

  6. Absolutely georgous!! I can see I will be on the lookout for this book. I love roses in most any shape or form, and your fabric purchases, oh, I love the one with chickens!

  7. OOOOOOOOOOOOOO … I really like that! Now I think I have to look into this One Block Wonder thing! Can’t wait to see the whole thing!

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