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One-Block Wonder Panel Quilts Book
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Fall in Love with One-Block Wonder
The One-Block Wonder quilt has a large, loyal fanbase, and for good reason. The cutting and stitching technique is fairly simple but produces art quilts that offer many opportunities to play with color and design. Many quiltmakers find that they can’t stop making them.
How It’s Done
In One-Block Wonder Panel Quilts, Maxine collaborates with fellow quilter Nancy Miller to share ideas for making One-Block Wonder quilts from preprinted fabric panels. If you have admired these quilts but haven’t started one of your own, this may be the time. What better excuse to buy 7 repeats of an interesting preprinted panel? Stack 6 of the panels, aligning the repeats in the design, then cut strips and sub-cut 60 triangles. You will end up with sets of 6 matching triangles; sew them together in threes to make a pair of half-hexagons from each set.
Where the Magic Comes in
The magic comes when you arrange the hexagons—there are any number of possible designs, and no two quilts look alike even if you choose the same fabric as another quilter. Put the seventh panel right on the front of the quilt, arranging the colors and designs of the hexagons around it to complement and emphasize the strongest parts of the panel artwork. Experiment with block placement until you produce a design that you like.
Pick one great fabric to create a stunning block
One-Block Wonder expert and best-selling author Maxine Rosenthal, along with fellow quilter Nancy Miller, teach quilters the endless ways to turn preprinted fabric panels into fabulous blocks. Learn how to arrange One-Block Wonder hexagons around a panel, how to blend hexagon colors into the panel, and how to sew it all together. Includes easy-to-follow instructions, no y-seams, and an end result with gorgeous visual effects!
- Make remarkable kaleidoscope designs by cutting and sewing triangles into hexagons
- Use fabric panels in a beautiful way―each block is unique to you
- Simple piecing with NO Y-SEAMS!