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One-Block Wonders of the World


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Foreword Introduction Choosing Fabrics Cutting and Sewing One Fabric, Many Looks Before and After Border Magic Basic Design Help Most Frequently Asked Questions Contributors from Around the World Resources About the Authors

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Maxine Rosenthal started quilting almost 40 years ago. She made her first kaleidoscopic quilt for her daughter's ninth birthday. Her daughter is now 37 and has many quilts - all kaleidoscopic and yes, she still has that very first one. She lives in Minnesota. Linda Bardes has sewn most of her life. When her 4 children were little, she sewed everything but their socks. One year she toted her sewing machine around the country and bartered her sewing for unoccupied resort rooms. She lives in Minnesota.


Fiber crafters Rosenthal and Bardes present a gallery of inspiring quilts and helpful tips in this guide to hexagon-based kaleidoscopic quilts--commonly called one-block wonders. These hexagons are mixed, matched, and combined into striking pieces that transform fabric in unexpected ways. The authors, along with numerous collaborators, show a variety of finished quilts as well as the fabrics that were used to create them. Methods for cutting and piecing are glossed over in favor of extensive coverage of "auditioning" fabrics for placement in a finished quilt. While some of the missing information is self-explanatory, beginners may be frustrated at having to look elsewhere in order to get started. VERDICT Quilters familiar with making kaleidoscopic quilts will find plenty of inspiration; those new to this style will want to consult Rosenthal's earlier book One-Block Wonders for instructions.--Library Journal, 11/15/2017
This book began as a Facebook page--the One Block Wonder Quilt Forum. Authors, Maxine Rosenthal and Linda Bardes, show us how to transform a single fabric print with some clever piecing. Learn how to choose the right 60 Degrees ruler, how to pick the most useful fabric and strip size, and, best of all, how to create hexagonal blocks without any Y-seams.--Today's Quilter, 31

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