Category Archives: Out of Africa

Borders Added to the “Out of Africa” One Block Wonder

Adding a 2 inch cream, a 3/4 inch orange, and a 5 inch gray border made the quilt top just about the right size for a queen sized bed, about 96 inches by 99 inches all told. Next up is … Continue reading

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Progress on the “Out of Africa” One Block Wonder

I sewed together all the half-hexagon columns: Close-up of the central spiral: Close-up of the large gray hexagon medallion in the upper right quadrant: The top is about 81 inches by 90 inches, so far. That’s a lot of half-hexagons … Continue reading

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Design Wall Work on “Out of Africa”

Going from this box of 228 half hexies . . . . . . to a quilt top is quite a process. Here’s a short video of how I did it! The original fabric:

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Starting with a Clean Slate . . .

As Shakespeare noted, “’tis not so deep as a well nor so wide as a church-door, but ’tis enough, ’twill serve.” My new “design wall” sewn from two 3-yard lengths of white flannel is a little wonky, but I think … Continue reading

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Out of Africa One Block Wonder

Recently, I joined a group on Facebook called “One Block Wonder Quilt Forum.” I had made a couple of One Block Wonder quilts quite a few years ago, and this group sparked my interest in doing at least one more. … Continue reading

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