Thursday, June 20, 2019

One Block Wonder - Blue Heron Panel


This is my second One Block Wonder using a panel 



I saw this Panel made into a OBW on the One Block Wonder Quilt Forum Facebook Group and knew I had to make one.


 The first panel I used last fall on the Halloween OBW  had a border around the panel.
This time I wanted to skip the border and have the hexagons blend with the panel. 


I cut my original strips 2 3/4 inches and got a lot of small hexagons to work with. 
I used almost all of them for this quilt.


Finding the perfect layout took quite a while.  


I had it up on the design wall for a long time and moved hexagons around several times till I found a layout that spoke to me.



I pressed all the seams open. 
Makes it lay flatter and easier to quilt.



For the quilting, I wanted to carry the design elements from the panel into the hexagons.  


I used the quilting to follow the curve of the clouds on through to the hexagons. For the rest of the panel I traced the bird and the lilies in with the thread.


The rest of the hexagons got an all over flower meander.





These One Block wonder quilts are addicting.  
I have already purchased fabric to make a couple more.


 With this one finished I can cross one item off my list for the second quarter Finish-A-Long for 2019.  Yay! I finally have a UFO finished off my list for the first time in a long time.  Each quarter I usually work a little on a lot of them, but never finish one.  So I'm super excited to have one completed!!  This one was started in December of 2018 and I finished it, complete with label and hanging sleeve, in June 2019.




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2 comments:

  1. Wow, that is just amazing! I can imagine that it would take a long time to get the right layout for the blocks but you have certainly accomplished it. And the quilting makes the panel blend with the blocks perfectly. So, so beautiful.

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  2. Beautiful! And what a great idea to combine with a panel. You did a fabulous job with the layout and all your thread stitching is great too.

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