I’ve had this Jane Sassaman fabric for several (5?) years now, but I love it so much it’s been hard to decide what to do with it.
Coincidentally, I’ve also been meaning for years (more than 5?) to make a one-block wonder quilt. In case you don’t know, one-block wonders are hexagonal blocks made out of 6 equilateral triangles. Usually the triangles are identical so that the block looks like a kaleidoscope.
Finally, I got the fabric and the one-block wonder idea together, and here are the blocks. They are just pinned together, and I expect to re-arrange them many times before I decide on a final design.That black half-hexagon in the upper left corner is what I’ll do to make the edges of the final design even.
I thought about adding some focus to the design by inserting small, solid-color lines at random places, line this:
I’m not sure I like that, but scattered black triangles are a possibility:
Or maybe not. Suggestions?
All I can say is, WOW. You quilt is beautiful and looks very complicated. Great job on using your lovely fabric in a way that really sets it off and the patience to put it all together.
Thanks! As with many things, it was easier than expected once I got started 😊
It all starts with one stitch. 🙂
Glad to see you’ve attacked this one… I have found that grouping the blocks by color value can really give the quilt some cohesiveness. Look at the quilts online designed by Bruce Seeds, you’ll see the value concept and you’ll get lots of other ideas. Happy arranging!!! Can’t wait to see the finished project!!!
Excellent! Thanks for helping with this again 😃
I like the black triangles idea….breaks up the pattern, but I think smaller triangles might be an idea. Also, what several people have done is use a piece of the original uncut fabric on the back. I applaud you for doing this….I gave up on mine (different fabric) and pitched it!
Bummer! I’m sorry to hear it didn’t work out for you. But I’ve tossed a few projects, too–time is more important than money.
That was a perfect fabric for the one block wonder–it provides such variety. To me the appeal of the OBW is the merging of the blocks. Both the outlining and the triangles interrupt that and become a focus. The arranging and rearranging of finished blocks is one of the best stages of quilt creation. Have fun.
Thanks! Fun so far, and I plan too the arranging at a retreat so I can get feedback 🙂
oh my! fantastic…..
😊 thank you!
I agree with KnitNKwilt…I think the large bold black triangles and the outlining become the focus. I want to be focused on the beautiful patterns you’ve created with that amazing fabric. Have you tried a different color instead of black to even out the quilt edges? The solid black is very strong. Look forward to seeing more pics of this quilt down the road!
As a matter of fact, I’ll have another border to show next week😎
I agree with the “Wow”! The one block wonder is an amazing pattern and you have the perfect fabric for it!
Thanks! It was surprisingly fun 😀
Yes – Wow! I really love what you’ve done with this fabric and the one block wonder design! I agree with some other writers that the heavy black triangles and even the blue lines feel disruptive.
Yep, I’ve kind of abandoned the lines or triangles idea, and appreciate everyone’s input. Thanks for visiting and commenting 🙂
I love looking at this! I pick out my favorite block, then I see another that becomes my new favorite, then another….
Thanks! Me too 😀