Thursday, January 31, 2019

One Block Wonder progress................

I finalized the layout of the OBW while keeping warm inside.  It got up to about -11 at the warmest part of the day yesterday.








Then I had to fill in the edges with the triangles cut at the beginning and end of each stack of strips.  



Here I have all of the triangles laying in place on the top and bottom.



















It is slow going sewing it together because I'm pressing all seams open.  The pressing takes awhile and so does the matching of points.  I have 3 columns sewn together and 2 more sewn, one waiting to be pressed.  I hope I can get this done today for another finished top for January.

17 comments:

Judy H said...

It's so much fun to see the quilt 'shrink' as the pieces are sewn together. I love this quilt. I need to get my OBW out of the closet and finished.

Julie in GA said...

Your OBW is looking great! I am so intrigued by these quilts & need to try one myself.

Karen H said...

I love this! I really want to make one of these someday. What pattern are you using? Very pretty! It's cold here too. Stay warm!

patty a. said...

I like your final layout. You are going to have it done for January? That means you will be sewing all day today! It got up to 10 here, but it was very windy so that made the temps feel like a negative number. We are forecasted to get in the 50's this weekend and on Monday. I will be glad to turn the heat down in the house. I had to turn the thermostat up to 62 to make sure the pipe didn't freeze and the house is just too hot for me. I had to open and close the bedroom window several times last night to cool down because I was just too hot.

Debbie said...

Now I like your layout! I am afraid this pattern would drive me totally batty to sew. You have such patience to get it just right. So I will totally admire yours.

Stephanie from Ontario said...

Love the final layout. Thanks for showing the original fabric a few posts ago. I have some wild parrot material that I have picked for a OBW. Not enough time to make everything!

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

Beautiful!!! I get the concept of a one block wonder quilt, but I wonder about selecting fabric. What specific print characteristics, besides large and colorful, do you look for in a print for a OBW quilt and why?

Needled Mom said...

That looks so nice. It's such a great idea.

Run 'n Stitch said...

Just WOW. Don't you love the way this quilt turned out. I am new to pressing the seams open and while it makes the quilt seams less bulky, it sure takes a long time to press.

SuryaSews said...

Gorgeous! Love doing OBW or stack’n’whack.

Mystic Quilter said...

This is beautiful! I've been missing reading posts over the past view days so I'll go bakj and catch up on the beginning of this very colourful OBW.

Elaine Adair said...

Yowsa - stunning! ElaineAdairPieces

JJM said...

OBW, truly is a wonder and you have taken it to a floral explosion ! It's been a a fun piece to watch grow.

JJM

MissPat said...

I made a OBW several years ago and sadly, can't remember who I gave it to and what fabric I used. I probably have a pic of it on a computer disc format that is no longer accessible. I will see fabric that I think would make a good OBW or stack 'n ' whack, but hate to have to buy the amount of fabric needed.
Pat

Cedar Ridge Studio said...

I love this Wanda

Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

Love it!!!!!!! Now I really do have to get my UFO out and finish it. Mine is ready for the design wall. The half hexies were fun to make, but I guess the next step has scared me into making it a UFO.

Vicki W said...

What great warm colors to be sewing in frigid weather!