I just completed my 95th One Block Wonder! I guess I need to shoot for making at least 100 OBW’s!
For the last year and half I been experimenting with Deb Tucker’s Star 60 Tool and adding stars and cubes to One Block Wonders (OBW).
This block was created by the Studio 180 Design Brain Trust. I call it the Chrysanthemum. I put it in my OBW Star Chamber.
I wanted to see what the Chrysanthemum block looked like as a quilt.
Holy guacamole, someone make me a margarita! This quilt just makes me smile and think of a fiesta.
I am teaching Zoom classes on OBW’s and the Star 60 tool, along with the 5 technique sheets for the Star 60 tool. I have added the fabric requirements for this quilt to class the supply list so you can decide whether to make a block for your OBW or a Chrysanthemum quilt.
To sign up for classes go to: https://ifthesethreadscouldtalk.com/obw-zoom-classes/
Star Chamber is my design created with the Star 60 tool & Striped 60, Framed 60, Checkerboard 60 Quad 60 & Caped 60 Technique Sheets. The next Star 60 Basic Zoom Class is scheduled for January 22, 2022, sign up on this site under the OBW & Star 60 Zoom Classes tab.
Studio 180 Design is running an exclusive special through the end of January of 20% off the purchase price of the Star 60 and/or Wedge Star tools. You can purchase the tools at the links below: Use the code OBWwithStudio180 at checkout to get the discount.
Star Chamber contains 6″ hexagons, 6″, 12″, 18″ and 24″ stars.
Join me in January, I have scheduled OBW Class 1 twice. Go to the OBW Zoom Classes Tab for more information & to download the supply list. You must pay the class fee one week before the class so I will have your email address to send you the Zoom class link.
OBW Class 1: learn to identify, cut & align the repeats. How to choose the best strip width based on the fabric design. Learn to cut the strips & the equilateral triangles, plus working with panels.
January 8, 2022 – 1:00 PM (EST): Class 1
January 11, 2022 – 11:00 AM (EST): Class 1
Star 60: Learn to make Star 60’s in 17 sizes.
January 22, 2022 – 1:00 PM (EST)
Reserve your spot in my next OBW Zoom Class January 8, 2022, 1:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time). For class details click on the OBW Zoom Classes tab.
I made my first One Block Wonder (OBW) in 2006! I was completely captivated by the process and the one of a kind quilts that are possible. So much so, that I have made 90 OBW’s so far and I have been teaching this class for 15 years..
I am offering a two part Zoom class. Each class is approximately 3 hours. The first class you will Identify, cut & align your repeats. You will then cut your equilateral triangles. The 2nd class is scheduled at least two weeks later to give you time to stitch your hexagons and sort them by predominate color. The 2nd class is all about designing your OBW with or without panels.
Last January started my journey of adding stars to my OBW’s. Deb Tucker’s Star 60 Tool gives me the possibility of creating 6 different size stars in a multitude of sizes. I will be adding classes for the Star 60 Tool and the Checkerboard 60, Capped 60, Striped 60, Quad 60, and Framed 60 Technique Sheets.
From the Home page click on the tab “OBW Zoom Classes” for more information and to download the supply list.
I saw this fabric by Alexander Henry and just had to have it. It is a large print with a 24″ repeat and is full of vibrant colors. I knew I want to add a large star constructed from Star 60 & Quad 60 units.
I made 3″ finished Quad 60 and Star 60 units.
I thought I would incorporate this 12″ hexagon into my design as is.
But, I decided to add points turning it into a 24″ star by adding 6″ finished Quad 60’s for the points.
The photo’s above show how I made the 6″ hexagons and the 24″ star fit together.
Rainbow Forest is not yet quilted, but it will be soon.
I have been on a journey this year to see how many stars and shapes I can place in a One Block Wonder.
I found this great fabric from Timeless Treasures called “Last Dance”. The Skeletons are about 6 1/2″ tall.
Last Dance made some great octagons. I wanted to add a bat in my design also.
My friend and fellow Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor Beth Sidley designs great patterns. I love Moonlight Flight and decided to use her bat for my quilt. You can purchase Moonlight Flight from her Etsy shop Park Bench Designs.
You can see how using the lemoyne star quarters fit to makes the bat.
Once I added the octagon corners I could stitch the rows together.
It looks like my bat took flight and spread the cobwebs everywhere!