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Thread: Hand piecing quilt ideas

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    I have tried to find a quilt pattern that I saw in a magazine and now can't find anywhere but I'm looking for any ideas regarding something I can make on the go. I'm going to be at swimming practice for 1 1/2 hours up to 3 nights a week. Other than Grandmother's garden does anyone have any ideas? For the one in the mag, she just had all the pieces cut up in a bag and you just grabbed 2 and pieced together and continued on this way. You could sew more together if you wanted or could do that later. It was scrappy (and I have a lot of scraps!) Thanks!

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    Lots of Lap quilting projects can be found in Georgia Bonesteel books. Your library may have them, they've been out for years.

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    Are you familiar with Jinny Byer? She hand pieces ALL of her quilts! Any pattern can be hand pieced. It just takes longer, and we live in an "I want it, and I want it now society. Just pick a pattern you like, and go for it!

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    Unfortunately (or fortunately) I know all about yo yo's. My friend and I used the small yo yo's as additions on top of our binding for a quilt we each are making. It takes 435 of the small small yo yo's to go around the binding! It really is going to look cool when it is all done! I've done about 275 of them so far. Thanks for the idea though!

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    You can do any quilt by hand piecing. I use one of those half folding one side cutting, one side ironing boards with mine that way I have a hard surface if I need it.And I can lay pieces in it to keep them flat. you just need to mark your 1/4"line, but don't sew to the end only to your 1/4" line. Susan

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    Hi - Happy Friday...
    Have you thought of the Tumbling Block pattern? This summer on our trips I hand pieced tumbling blocks - fussy cut antique toys from the focus fabric and used Americana red and blue as the other 2 sides of the block. They are now ready to be appliqued to the background fabric. Cathedral windows are also a good take along project as well - did that pattern last summer. now it is a table runner for the dining room. Hope this helps........
    Sue in PA

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    I think reessalvo's asking about a particular pattern but we haven't been given enough info about it to help her.
    I saw a pattern in a mag also that you could take with you and hand piece.....if I remember correctly it was melon shaped pieces. I may even have the mag but would have to look for it.

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    how about a good old fashioned 9 patch? those look awsome done in scrappies.

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    I would pick a pattern that is more complicated to machine piece, like tumbling blocks or hexagons. When I handpiece tumbling blocks, I sew them in the units of three - dark medium light - so I can keep track of color placement.

    Apple Core blocks would be fun to do, too, and they don't usually have specific color placement, so you could just grab two pieces and sew them together.

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