One-Block Wonders: One Fabric, One Shape, One-of-a-Kind Quilts

by Maxine Rosenthal

Paperback, 2006


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C&T Publishing (2006), Edition: 1st, 72 pages


Simple steps to dazzle friends and impress people: 1. Buy One-Block Wonders. 2. Follow precise directions to choose a large-scale print, calculate yardage, and cut and piece these drop-dead gorgeous quilts. 3. Graciously accept cheers and accolades from all. Big pieces and clever shortcut methods make these quilts go together fast so that quilters can spend more time with their admiring public.

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"A design in which a single hexagon cannot be easily identified"
By sally tarbox on 10 November 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
Despite doing patchwork for yerars, I'd never heard of this technique till I chanced on a Facebook site on the subject!
Unlike normal patchwork, where you use loads of fabrics and
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want to accentuate the patterns you create, this uses just one piece of cloth. Avoid the normal patchwork fabrics (tiny designs, stripes, checks) and go for big swirly designs, large novelty prints - the sort of stuff you normally avoid!
The idea is to line up the pattern repeats, cut six identical 60 degree triangles and assemble a hexagon. You get a sort of kaleidoscope effect (and each hexagon can be assembled in different ways to vary the result.) By judiciously arranging your hexies, you get a totally different look. (Can also use octagons combined with 'sensational squares.'
This is a fab book to get started, inspiring photos and clear instructions. There's advice on the fabrics that work (and photos of the original fabric juxtaposed with the quilts she's created - unrecognisable!)
I've bought my fabric and am off to try it!
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LibraryThing member SandyAMcPherson
This book is an excellent primer, if you like sewing hexagons and creating kaleidoscope effects using pre-printed fabric designs.


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Physical description

72 p.; 11.12 inches


1571203222 / 9781571203229

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