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One Block Wonder Art Quilts

One Block Wonder quilts look complicated, but are actually quite easy to make and each one is completely unique! Six repeats of one fabric are cut into strips and subcut into sets of six 60 degree triangles. Despite being a quilt full of hexagons, the assembly directions for an OBW use NO Y-seams! The sample shown was made of fabric with peacocks displaying their tail feathers against a dark mottled sky and created a marvelous mosaic of blues and greens.

Select a fabric with a medium to large scale design for your first OBW. Try to have a mottled or tone-on-tone background between the designs so no hexies are just plain fabric. Asian and floral designs work very well. Quilters' Paradise has a wide variety of suitable fabrics. Look for color and scale as whatever design you choose will disappear as you cut your strips & triangle sets for reassembly. You must have at least 6 repeats of your fabric--many are 24" repeats marked by the repeat of the printing in the selvedge. Adding extra fabric to use for a border or on the back is fun to show the transformation from original fabric to OBW! If you'd like to start with a smaller project, you may select either a smaller fabric repeat of an 8" or 12" repeat or use just half-width of the fabric for a smaller project. Friendly help in selecting the perfect fabric is always available at Quilters' Paradise!

The One Block Wonder classes will be held at the Lumberyard Arts Center classroom/studio, around the corner from Quilters' Paradise.

Begin by layering and cutting your 6 repeats into strips and then triangle sets. Learning Liz's chain-piecing technique to make sewing the hexies together easier and faster. Play with layout ideas and see how the pieces come together in final construction. A full day filled with creativity!

Wed., March 15 from 10am to 3pm; Class fee $35

Quilting and textile art classes are co-sponsored by Quilters' Paradise and the Lumberyard Arts Center as part of the Quilt Capital of Kansas programming.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Advanced Beginner friendly. Knowledge of basic sewing/quilting skills needed
Materials Included: Use of cutting mat, iron and ironing board available during class.
Requirements: Sewing machine in good working order (with manual)
1/4" sewing machine foot (if you have one)
Flat-head flower pins (~12 is plenty)
Straight pins (~100+)
Basic sewing notions--thread, scissors/snips, seam ripper, etc.

GDQ-5.5" 60 degree triangle ruler with pointed tip (available at Quilters' Paradise)
One Block Wonders book by Maxine Rosenthal
Instructor: Liz Granberg-Jerome
Instructor Bio: Liz Granberg-Jerome brings 10+ years of quilting experience, on top of 50+ years of sewing to the classroom. She works well with all levels of students, working with each student to ensure everyone in her class succeeds. The One Block Wonder and her twist Hexified Panel Quilts are Liz's specialty. Having made over 50 of these quilts based on 60 degree triangles, you'll get the benefit of her knowledge and experience in making your own OBW.
Class fee includes Hexified Panel Quilt pattern

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
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Quilters' Paradise Quilt Shop, owned and run by Sharon Vesecky, opened its doors in its current location on January 3, 1989.