Tuesday, 10 July 2018

One Block Wonder - OBW

I have been trying out several block and pattern types over recent months to work out how they go together - using cheap offcut fabrics so I can know what I'm doing when I'm ready to use my good fabrics.

This one is called a One Block Wonder - it looks very effective, but is in fact very easy to put together.

1. Select a fabric with a repeating pattern.

2. Cut the fabric into the repeating sections and layer 6 strips on top of each other, lining up the pattern exactly.
3. Cut those strips into 3.5" strips, then cut those into 60 degree triangles. I divided the width of the repeating pattern into 3, and got 3.5" but this measurement will depend on your repeating pattern width; your triangles may be larger or smaller - it's up to you.
4. Take each pile of 6 triangles, and arrange into hexagons in a pattern you like. Play around with their placement.

 5. Stick the rows of triangles together with masking tape to keep their order.

 6. Sew the triangle together, pressing seams open.

 7. Sew the rows of triangles together, lining up the points if possible. The seams here will be quite thick, so take it easy!

8. Sew a border onto your quilt top and finish with batting and backing.
I'm still working on the backing and quilting of this one and will have some more pics soon...
The colours really pop!

Happy Stitching & Sewing,


  1. Very pretty! It is nice to see your post again!

  2. Kerrie: It was hard to imagine what the quilt would look like before you stitched it together, it is beautiful, very beautiful.
    I have to post as anonymous due to google, I am I Love To Stitch.