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Nancy_MN
#1 Posted : Wednesday, September 19, 2018 11:03:09 AM(UTC)
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What is your understanding of the difference between one-block wonder, kaleidoscope, or stack 'n whack quilts?  Have you made any in these styles?  Do you have tips for success for those who would like to try?

~On the banks of the Mississippi River in the Brainerd Lakes area~
stitchintime
#2 Posted : Wednesday, September 19, 2018 11:34:22 AM(UTC)
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Nancy, the process is very similar on all of them.  I have done the stack 'n whack which typically can be anywhere between 4 and 8 segments and are created as blocks.  The OBW is hexagon and sewn in strips (too busy for my tastes tho' I loved the one Wendy did with subtle colors and the squares incorporated into it - believe Patti is doing one of those now).  Biggest tip is picking the right fabric and taking care when aligning the fabrics on top of each other.  Connecting thread has a good tute on picking fabrics for these quilts.  https://www.connectingthreads.com/tutorials/t/kaleidoscope-choose-and-prep-your-fabrics/19

Barb
firesidequilter
#3 Posted : Wednesday, September 19, 2018 12:12:35 PM(UTC)
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whew... I thought I was the only one mixing up the names/processes.

Has kept me from trying!

Maybe a visit to Barb's house will help me!

Oompa Loompa doompadee doo...
Leslie
#4 Posted : Wednesday, September 19, 2018 12:55:45 PM(UTC)
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I have done a kaleidoscope, i bhelieve my design had to repeat every 11 inches, and I think I used a certain type of ruler for it.  been a very long time so don't remember 100%

Leslie
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#5 Posted : Wednesday, September 19, 2018 5:21:09 PM(UTC)
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I've done a stack n' whack - we did one at quilt camp one year - a long time ago! Let me see if I can find a picture.  It was flip flops on the fabric and called for brights.  Sandy R named it "Margaritaville".  Its on my daughter's bed right now.

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Leslie
#6 Posted : Wednesday, September 19, 2018 6:53:51 PM(UTC)
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It's a beauty
Leslie
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#7 Posted : Wednesday, September 19, 2018 7:05:29 PM(UTC)
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Tess, Love yours.  I made one, too, but it wasn't that pretty.

Sharon
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Nancy_MN
#8 Posted : Wednesday, September 19, 2018 7:16:06 PM(UTC)
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Great tutorial, Barb. Thanks for the link.

Very pretty quilt, Tess!
~On the banks of the Mississippi River in the Brainerd Lakes area~
quiltertess
#9 Posted : Thursday, September 20, 2018 11:24:35 AM(UTC)
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We had fun picking out fabric and then cutting the blocks.  I have another set of pieces already cut from a trade, but have not gotten around to putting them together.

That will be one of the projects on my "retirement" list - next year!

The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.
Nancy_MN
#10 Posted : Thursday, September 20, 2018 4:03:02 PM(UTC)
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Ooohhhh - retirement within sight, Tess! Happy dance!
~On the banks of the Mississippi River in the Brainerd Lakes area~
EvelynB
#11 Posted : Thursday, September 20, 2018 10:56:53 PM(UTC)
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My first was a four patch posie. Only need four repeats. So easy to line up and it ends up being a square. It's not nearly as time consuming as the other patterns. I bought some Christmas fabric with lovely poinsettias, leaves, and paisley designs a couple of weeks ago. I got it cut up and m using the squares as the center for a more complicated block for table runners for Christmas gifts.

Get two small square mirrors and tape two edges together. Then you can set it on the fabric to audition it to see if it would work nicely for a stick n whack. Some fabrics are simply boring and others are amazing. I didn't audition some Winnie the Pooh fabric for a baby quilt. I ended up with several ugly repeats of the rear ends of the characters. It was not meant to be funny. I switched to a large jungle animal print for one and had some creepy eyeball stars. A friend gave me a set of mirrors after laughing at my poor choices. Large florakls with lots of curves and color changes worked beat for each pattern.
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