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jannz2
Pilot Point, TX
(Zone 7b)

September 18, 2011
7:36 AM

Post #8813276

Hello Everyone,

I'm new to quilting... haven't done one single thing to start a quilt other than admire the work.

While on a trip to Haines, Alaska, this summer we attended the state fair. There was this absolutely beautiful quilt that was on display -- I had to take a picture. I would love to be able to quilt like this.

Can someone identify the 'pattern' or 'style' of this type of quilt..??.. Someone at the fair indicated that this quilt was made all from the same fabric ... just rearranged the color layout into this design.

Many thanks...

Jann

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Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 18, 2011
8:10 AM

Post #8813319

That is a kaliedoscope pattern.
Also called a "stack-n-wack"

This message was edited Sep 18, 2011 12:00 PM

morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

September 18, 2011
12:59 PM

Post #8813596

Oh,wow!! That is one beautiful 'Stack N' Whack" quilt. There are a couple of books out on that method but the authors name excapes me at the moment... Hmm. As does my spelling... Check with your local quilt shop. They'll know and they might even schedule a class if enough people are interested.

morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

September 18, 2011
1:00 PM

Post #8813599

Her name is Bethany Reynolds
jannz2
Pilot Point, TX
(Zone 7b)

September 18, 2011
2:40 PM

Post #8813699

Thanks so much for your responses. I'm happy to have the information and a direction.

I looked on Amazon and the author has several books published over the years. Would you recommend her FIRST book ... or ...???
quilter_gal
(Elizabeth) DFW Area, TX

September 18, 2011
3:44 PM

Post #8813783

It's also called a One Block Wonder - http://www.amazon.com/One-Block-Wonders-Fabric-One---Kind/dp/1571203222/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1316385760&sr=8-1

By Maxine Rosenthal, she's also written One Block Wonders Encore and One Block Wonders Cubed

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 23, 2011
8:58 PM

Post #8821365

Sounds like you may have found the beginning of a new addiction... er... ah... hobby! That's the word I'm looking for!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 24, 2011
4:27 AM

Post #8821635

I made 2 Stack-n-wack quilts from the same piece of fabric. Put them side by side & you would never guess they were the same fabric.
Stack-n-wack works best of fabrics with a bold 10-12" repeat. Even some of the "ugly" fabrics can be transformed using this method.
AJAC
Hickory, NC

September 26, 2011
9:43 AM

Post #8824823

Would a "One Block Wonder" be ok for a first-time quilter? Over the years, when I lived in Florida I did a lot of sewing and tailoring, but since we moved to NC four years ago, I haven't even unpacked my sewing machines. My new passion is gardening, but winter is coming soon...
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 26, 2011
10:05 AM

Post #8824857

I'd not suggest it for a beginner. You need to cut wedges and end up with "blocks" with 6-8 sides so then the joining can get a bit involved.
I'd do a couple projects with squares before attempting one of these.
quilter_gal
(Elizabeth) DFW Area, TX

September 26, 2011
5:19 PM

Post #8825608

Hello AJAC, I agree with Qwilter - those extra couple of seams might not seem like much, but... ;)

I would do something easier with ordinary squares or strips - I think log cabins are perfect first quilts - they look much harder than they are and they can be arranged in so many different layouts. :)
star619
Stonewall, LA

October 31, 2011
7:29 AM

Post #8870242

If you will do a search for Quilter's Paradise, it is a free newsletter regarding quilting (no ads) and it has many tips, tutorials and demos. There are several for One Block Wonders. Have fun!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

October 31, 2011
9:23 AM

Post #8870424

Thank you Star and welcome to our little corner of madness...er addict...er fun.

Welcome also to Jannz2 and AJAC, always fun to meet new friends. Hope you'll stay and play.

I found a Quilted Paradise newsletter. Is this the one you meant? I signed up looks neat.

This message was edited Oct 31, 2011 11:49 AM

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

October 31, 2011
2:21 PM

Post #8870813

I've been with that Quilted Paradise for about 4 yrs now, it is a great place to check out. Lots of tutorials from the members, swaps, etc. There is one lady on there that long-arms for others, she sure does some fancy stitchin'...
jannz2
Pilot Point, TX
(Zone 7b)

November 10, 2011
6:25 AM

Post #8884435

Thanks for sharing the newsletter suggestion.

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