OBW Gallery

Charlie the Unicorn, OBW # 70

The Tree, 66′ x 68″, OBW Number 69
Saturday Evening Post, OBW Number 68, Measures 58” x 70”

Northern Lights, 64″ x62″, Number 67


Plume, OBW # 66, measures 56″ x 64″


OBW #65 – Paisley Cats by Quilting Treasures, Measures 77″ x 82″


Paris, OBW Number 64, measures 78″ x 86″, Fabric by Timeless Treasures

The Heron for the Northcott Creators Club, measures 60″ x 68″, #63

I Love New York

I Love New York, Made for Bailey Sachs, OBW #62


Enchantment Under the Sea, OBW #61


Camping with Friends Made for Joshua Sachs, OBW #60


Started in 2014 – Finished 2016 The Wild Flowers of Alder Creek, donated for ALS Research


2016 OBW Table Quilt


2015 For The Birds

2015 Yellow Brick Road with a Twist II, donated to the Greater Utica Landmark Society

2014 New York Kaleidocally Hexed , donated to the Greater Utica Landmark Society

2014 Georgia, based on Georgia O’Keefe art
2011 Tusk Love 1

2011 I Tusk Love the Colors in this Quilt, donated to ALS Research

2011 If the Broom Fits

2011 If the Broom Fits…Ride It

2011 Untrainable Husband_crop

2011 For the Man I Could Never Train, gifted

2011 Wild Horses

2011 Wild Horses Couldn’t Keep Me from You, gifted

2011 Autumn into Winter

2011 Autumn into Winter

2010 Yellow Brick Road with a Twist

2010 Yellow Brick Road With a Twist, gifted

2010 Inside the Twister 2

2010 Inside the Twister II, Made for the New York Mills Historical Society Raffle

2010 A new Man in your Bed

2010 A New Man In Your Bed, gifted

2010 A New Years Wish

2010 A New Year’s Wish, gifted

2009 It’s a Dog’s Life, the first picture is a 12″ block made from the same fabric as the quilt (the quilt was gifted)

2009 Take a walk on thr wild side

2009 Take a Walk on the Wild Side, gifted to Josh

2009 Lunch Time in Kodiak

2009 Lunchtime in Kodiak, gifted to Josh

2009 Like Sunshine on a Rainy Day

2009 Like Sunshine on a Rainy Day, gifted

2009 The Rose

2009 The Rose, gifted

2009 Debi Something Purple

2009 Something Purple This Way Comes, gifted

2009 A Burst of Red

2009 A Burst of Red, gifted

2009 Spaced out Kid

2009 Spaced out Kid, gifted

2008 Periwinkle Blue with a twist

2008 Periwinkle Blue with a Twist, gifted

2008 Bears in the Woods

2008 Do Bears Shit in the Woods, gifted to Josh

2008 Head Above Water (Front & Back)


2008 Just Lion Around

2008 Just Lion Around repeat

1 Repeat for Just Lion Around

2008 Peacocks in the garden

2008 Peacocks in the Garden, gifted

2008 Pam Loves Red

2008 Pam Loves Red, gifted

2008 Jumping for Joy

2008 Jumping for Joy

2008 Inside the Twister

2008 Inside the Twister I

2008 Its a Jungle Out There

2008 It’s a Jungle Out There

2007 Shower Curtain

2007 my Shower Curtain

2007 Baileys mermaids

2007 Mermaids, gifted to Bailey

2007 Megans butterflies

2007 Butterflies a Flutter, gifted

2007 Justins jungle

2007 Kilimanjaro (made from panels), gifted

2007 Route 66 2

2007 Route 66 Again, gifted

2007 Rebeccas Blue

2007 Periwinkle for Pepper, gifted

2007 Mystical Horses

2007 Mystical Horses, gifted

2007 Chards Natures Chorus

2007 Natures Chorus, gifted

2007 Jasons Futurama

2007 ,Futurella, gifted to Jason

2006 Jennifers coffee break

2006 Coffee Break, gifted

2006 Koi in a blender

2006 Koi in a Blender, gifted

2006 Naken man diving

2006 Naked Man Diving (it’s a long story), gifted

2006 Route 66

2006 Route 66, gifted

2006 Justin OBW

2006 for Justin, gifted

2006 Baileys OBW

2006 Blue Magic, gifted

2006 Megans Flowers

2006  Made for Megan, gifted

2006 Cabbage OBW

2006 Cabbages, gifted

2006 Maxs fish

2006 Something’s Fishy, gifted

2006 Butchys OBW

2006 Made for my Uncle Butchy, gifted

2006 Big Bang OBW

2006 Big Bang

2006 Schwarzys Garden

2006 Schwarzy”s Garden, my first OBW


55 thoughts on “OBW Gallery

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  2. B. J. Berlo

    I’ve made several OBW quilts and really enjoy making them. I still have yardage to make more! I’ve also taught the class about 20 times and every student completed this quilt. It’s a challenge to make, but worth the effort and time.


  3. Linda M

    Jackie, Thanks for the binding info, wow, that’s a lot of pivoting around those corners! No, I’m not a member of OBW Forum, though I’d love to see the photos. I don’t do Facebook.


  4. Linda M.

    I’ve only been quilting for a few years, and just recently discovered obw quilts. Your videos are so very helpful in understanding and seeing the process, especially the pin alignment steps. Thank you for the great tutorial !! I do have a question about one of your quilts, For The Birds, I think is the name. Where can I find how to do the thin red sashing that divides the fabric yardage from the hexis? I have 3 of the 4 OBW books, but haven’t seen any info on how to do this.


    1. ifthesethreadscouldtalk Post author

      Thank you very much, I’m glad the tutorials were helpful. I decided which blocks I was going to leave while to create a jagged edge. Then I I simply bound the jagged edge. I cut a piece of the original fabric wide enough to run under the jagged edge and sew it down. Dos that make sense? Are you in the Facebook group “One Block Wonder Quilt Forum”? You should join it, they are a great source for all things OBW!


  5. Karen

    Absolutely beautiful….love seeing all the quilts, Thanks for sharing. Inspired to get back to the “stack”. I have the fairy panels and now have to get to work.


  6. Diane Curran

    I have made three more OBW’s since you taught them in Virginia Beach and your videos made it easier to remember the various steps. You are truly missed as is your wonderful teaching style. Looking forward to your hexagon picture.


      1. Nia Lorre

        Thanks for the quick response, but I was really looking forward to reviewing the videos. I do better when I can see how something is done. I was especially going to pay close attention to the fabric aligning and pinning, the tips for designing at the design wall and keeping things in the correct order while sewing.

        I agree with previous comments that CT should have purchased your videos and tutorials (or come to some kind of amicable solution) rather than just kill them! I am another person who bought the book after seeing your work. This says to me that moving product in the marketplace is more important than making sure the product is understood and valued by the end user.

        In fact, I was little disappointed that that Maxine’s quilts weren’t as attractive as yours and that she showed the cubes in several places, but never made mention of how to make them. That felt more bait and switch than good marketing for her next book. After being on the fence because of that, seeing what they did here has definitely cost them a sale.


      2. ifthesethreadscouldtalk Post author

        I’m am going to document a hexagon quilt that I plan to make to commemorate Grand Central Station’s 100th birthday. M&T is also Union Station in Utica NY 100th birthday this year. I’m working a quilt right now, but as soon as it finished I’ll begin on a new hexagon quilt!


  7. Sid

    I’ll just reiterate what everyone else is saying—your tutorials were phenomenal, and I made my first one-block wonder quilt while watching them. Your instructions were clear and fun, and I agree that a great disservice has been done to quilters everywhere by being forced to take them down. Maxine Rosenthal was getting tremendous exposure from your tutorials–I did buy her book after viewing yours, and would never have even heard of it if not for you. Your quilts are fabulous and imaginative, and I hope you can eventually find a way to come back “on air”! You’re a great and natural teacher!!


  8. Linda Bardes

    What a disservice was done to the quilting works and Maxine Rosenthal herself when you had to take your videos down. Why she and her lawyers didn’t understand the vast FREE advertising platform you gave to her books. I personally bought two because of them. I host a OBW Quilt Forum on Facebook (over 800 members in a little over two months) and we are constantly telling newbees to buy the books and even put a link to Amazon to make it easy. Since you left YouTube there are now other videos masquerading as tutorials but some I’ve seen are so lacking in technique that they can be misleading to new people. You have some amazing quilts.


  9. Cheryl steverson

    I feel that was a serious mistake on their part taking your Videos down your Videos help people to buy her book.


  10. Cheryl Steverson

    I only got to see your OBW videos 1 time!!! After watching them I decided I could make one of these kind of quilts, you are such a great teacher I knew I could watch them until I understood what to do! I bought the book and fabric and got everything ready and then went to watch and follow along but poof!!! They were gone!!! I am so disappointed they were taken down!
    I still am making one but yours were the best and clearest on the internet or anywhere else!!! Thank you for your great tutorial!


      1. VLewis

        A friend referred me to your sight and told me to buy the books as a back up reference. Looks like I was too late 😦 Your quilts are beautiful! I don’t suppose you would consider reworking your videos to just explain how you did your quilts and make no reference to the books or particular verbiage? People have videos all over detailing the steps in their own work. Just curious. Thank you for sharing the pics of your quilts.


  11. glenda oliver

    I would not have ever bought the book had it not been for your great tutorial they go together so good its very sad the author made you remove your tutorial because of copyright can she not see that it makes quilters like me purchase the book after I saw your tutorial think she made a big mistake on this


  12. Gloria

    I am so disappointed that the author of the One Block Wonder demanded you to remove your tutorials. Personally, I thought your tutorials were a wonderful follow up to the book. You obviously worked very hard on them and they were easy to follow. Plus, I just liked you (and your dogs barking in the background!) Thank you for helping many of us get started on projects we might never had the nerve to do.


  13. Cleo

    Thank you so much for your willingness to share. All of these are simply gorgeous definitely an item on my bucket list of quilts that I will make!!!


  14. Ollie1shoe

    Wow I can’t wait to get started I’ve purchased the book and now have my fabric I just had to watch your very helpful tutorial again to make sure I don’t mess up this wild fabric I purchased.


  15. Robyn Gilbert

    I loved all of those videos! Especially the different patterns of fabrics you have used. I am going to purchase fabric this weekend to get started. I particularly love your jacket, and I think a skirt would be fabulous. Can’t wait to get started. Thank you so much for your tips and hints on getting the best out of he fabrics. Gorgeous. Now I have to find fabric!!


  16. Frieda Toback

    I started a one block wonder group in my development that has now turned into 29 participants, thanks largely to your tutorials. Some of us are now in the process of putting our blocks together. I keep looking at your gallery and wonder how did you construct the quilts which seem to have hexies floating in the border? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks, Fried


    1. ifthesethreadscouldtalk Post author

      Frieda, hello and thanks for writing. The easiest way is to appliqué them. That’s what I did in Schwarzy’s Garden and Aurora Borealis. I use Fusible Knit Interfacing such as used in stabilizing garments. I sew the 3 and 3 triangles together and then go ahead and sew the two haves together. Now trim the hexagon down to what ever size you want. Cut a piece of the fusible knit interfacing larger than your block. Place the right side of the block against the bumpy side of the interfacing and sew around the edge of hexagon block. Trim the
      Excess stabilizer. Snip a whole in the stabilizer and turn the block right side out. Finger press the edges. Now the bumpy fusible side of the interfacing is on the outside and is ready to be pressed where you want it, and use a decorative stitch to sew it down. This process gives you perfect seam allowance around your block, much easier than trying to turn under a quarter inch and pressing.

      Let me know if you have any other questions.


  17. Cindy Wendt

    Thank you for such amazingly detailed Videos on how you construct these and Fabric choices etc, such an informative group of videos.
    Cheers, Cindy. 🙂


      1. Lynda Anderson

        Your tutorials were so wonderful. I haven’t made a OBW yet and went looking for your tutorial today. I was planning to use them to help my 4-H Sewing Project make their own quilts this year. Bummer for me, but we’ll figure it all out. Your work is simply beautiful!


      2. Felicia Nestor

        I am so intrigued and excited to see all of the different ways you’ve incorporated the base fabric with the OBW hexagons. Very inspiring. I’m hoping to be able to attend one of your workshops soon.


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