Tag Archives: One Block Wonders

Call of the Sea – OBW #97

My favorite panels to make OBW’s with are by Josephine Wall.

Call of the Sea

Call of the Sea panel measured 35″ x 43″. I cut 3.25″ strips which yielded 5″ finished hexies.

I created a barrier reef for my mermaid using Studio 180 Design’s Star 60 tool, along with Quad 60, Framed 60, Capped 60, Checkerboard 60 & Hollow Cube 60 (not yet released) Technique sheets. My Island Batik stash is like having the BIG box of crayons. They are my go-to batiks to add color and interest to my OBW’s and all my quilts.

Call of the sea measures 98″ x 72″.

2023 OBW Retreat

I’m planning for Spring 2023 when Summer 2022 is not even over yet! Join me for a creative journey learning to making a One Block Wonder (OBW) – Wednesday March 29, 2023 through Sunday April 2, 2023 at the Strong House Inn, Vergennes, Vermont

Class Description:

  • Identifying and cutting your repeats.
  • Aligning repeats including difficult fabrics.
  • Choosing a ruler and understanding the difference between pointed & blunt tip rulers.
  • Deciding what size to cut your strips.
  • Cutting your equilateral triangles.
  • Designing with the hexagons.
  • Integrating stars & cubes.
  • Designing around a panel.

Click here to register for One Block Wonder with Jackie O’Brien

Download the OBW Class Supply List here:

Strong House Inn, 94 West Main Street, Vergennes, VT 05491 – Phone (802) 877-3337

A World of Wonders, OBW #95

I just completed my 95th One Block Wonder! I guess I need to shoot for making at least 100 OBW’s!

A World of Wonders

“A World of Wonders” is made from a panel by Josephine Wall and measures 72″ x 97″. I integrated Star 60 and Quad 60 Stars and Island Batik fabrics to enhance my quilt’s story.

Chrysanthemum Quilt

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).

Chrysanthemum Block

This block was created by the Studio 180 Design Brain Trust. I call it the Chrysanthemum. I put it in my OBW Star Chamber.

Star Chamber

I wanted to see what the Chrysanthemum block looked like as a quilt.

Chrysanthemum Quilt, measures 46″ x 60″

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/

Moving Forward – OBW #94

I love Josephine Wall’s panels. I call this one “Moving Forward”. It measures 74″ x 98″. The Framed 60 Stars, Log Cabin Stars and Cubes were made using the Star 60 Tool. (Technique sheets for the Log Cabin Stars and Cubes are coming soon.)

Moving Forward

She Who Sews – OBW #93

I fell in love with this panel by Riley Blake.

Measures 24″ x 44″

I made my “She Who Sews” OBW using Studio 180 Design’s Star 60 tool to cut the triangles and make the cubes and stars.

She Who Sews, measures 66″ x 69″

Check out my upcoming classes for using the Star 60 tool on this site under the tab “OBW & Star 60 Zoom Classes”

Star Chamber

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 60 Collections

Wedge Star Collections

Star Chamber, Measures 57″ x 67″

Star Chamber contains 6″ hexagons, 6″, 12″, 18″ and 24″ stars.

January is for Learning OBW

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.

Star 60

January 22, 2022 – 1:00 PM (EST)

Ray of Hope – OBW #91

My latest One Block Wonder “Ray of Hope” a panel by Josephine Wall measures 79″ x 62″. I incorporated 6″ finished Framed 60 stars made with the Star 60 Tool.

Ray of Hope

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.