Hexified Panel Quilt/OBW Tips & Tutorials

Hexified Panel Quilts are a variation of the One Block Wonder (OBW) technique. In early 2015, after having made my first OBW and a subsequent Stack & Whack, I learned some quilters were using fabric panels to make their OBWs. I was intrigued and decided to see what I could do with that idea. I ended up giving it a twist by including a seventh uncut panel within the layout of hexies. Since then I have lost count how many I have made! They are my addiction in the quilting world and continue to evolve.

This page is dedicated to keeping a list of blog posts that I've made regarding the making of Hexified Panel Quilts, as well as tips on cutting and assembling the units. These pages should be helpful to all of those making OBWs, Hexified Panel Quilts, as well as possibly for those making Stack & Whacks.

As more posts are written that pertain to Hexified Panel Quilts and OBWs, direct links will be added here so they can all be found together.

A Gypsy Dreamer Quilts YouTube channel has recently been created. There are videos related specifically to making Hexified Panel Quilts and OBWs, some videos on basic quilting instructions, instructional videos for those who free motion quilt on sit-down quilters, and videos related to a Saturday Sampler BOM that I'm hosting at my local quilt shop, Quilters' Paradise, in Baldwin City, Kansas. Feel free to browse through and watch!

Happy stitching!

Blog posts related to Hexified Panel Quilts/OBWs
   Learning from experience, ensuring all of your panels or repeats for Hexified Panel Quilts or OBWs is essential. The variance between bolts can cause problems that may be difficult to overcome when matching up your layers for cutting strips and triangle sets.  

    This video takes you through my process of marking my seam allowance with a dimensional guide, deciding which layout for the 6 triangles, and how I chain piece the triangles in pairs and then add the third triangle to each half.

     See the possibilities of starting with a smaller kit to learn or make smaller Hexified Panel Quilts as gifts for yourself or others without the expense of buying 7 full size panels. Lots of variations and possibilities shared in the samples!

Tips 102: Tips for cutting your triangles
     Part 2 of a very specific set of tutorials on making Hexified Panel Quilts and OBWs.

Tips 101: Layering and cutting your strips
     Part 1 of a very specific set of tutorials on making Hexified Panel Quilts and OBWs. 

Quilt Goes to Market Without Me
     Dancing in the Moonlight is a hexified panel quilt sample I made for Timeless Treasures, using their Fly By Night line designed by Chong-A Hwang. Detailed overview from cutting strips to quilting the quilt.

A Different Look for a Hexified Panel sample for Timeless Treasures
     Detailed tutorial on the making of Tuscan Poppies, a sample for Timeless Treasures, from layering to cutting to quilting. This sample was made as part of their social media blast featuring their line of the same name, designed by Chong-A Hwang.

An Inside Look at Elizabeth Granberg's Hexified Panel Quilt
     Detailed tutorial post that I wrote on the making of In the Garden. This post was added directly to the Timeless Treasures blog as a part of their social media blast featuring their line Reverie, designed by Chong-A Hwang.

Hexified Panel Quilt Excitement
     Two hexified panel quilts were included in One Block Wonders of the World, the fourth OBW book published by Maxine Rosenthal with co-author Linda Bardes. Wanderlust: Paris in Spring and Poppy Explosion were both photographed and included in the book released by C&T Publishing in 2017.

Taking the Leap into Sample Quilts
     The first sample I made was for Paintbrush Studio Fabrics with their Garden Rendezvous line designed by Ro Gregg. This post is an illustrated journey of the making of Garden Rendezvous Reimagined that was displayed at 2016 International Quilt Market in Salt Lake City.

Wanderlust: Experiment with a One Block Wonder Layout
     The adventure began as a total experiment to see what could be done with seven panels. Six panels were used to make the hexies as inspired by the original OBW technique; however, a seventh panel was purchased and centered within the color flow layout.

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