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Thread: How Long should it take to piece a block?

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    Senior Member Sparky's Avatar
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    Thanks, but I'm so slow! I will really need improvement to get close to an hour!

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    Ummm. I'd never do a block with that many pieces! Good for you for being up to the challenge. It's a great looking block.

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    I just finished a top that's made of 7 blocks. Each is a hexagon, 6 1/4" across and has 121 pieces in each one. I could get one block made in two evenings work - so about 7 - 8 hours. Yes, the first 7 rounds are extremely small triangles!

    I've also made pineapple blocks - 4 blocks to make a circle star. Those took about 20 min. each, so 1 hour 20 min. for 4. This was my first paper pieced quilt. Quite an adventure since there were 144 blocks to make.

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    Senior Member Sparky's Avatar
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    This "takes the cake!" Is it a miniature?
    Quote Originally Posted by fireworkslover
    I just finished a top that's made of 7 blocks. Each is a hexagon, 6 1/4" across and has 121 pieces in each one. I could get one block made in two evenings work - so about 7 - 8 hours. Yes, the first 7 rounds are extremely small triangles!

    I've also made pineapple blocks - 4 blocks to make a circle star. Those took about 20 min. each, so 1 hour 20 min. for 4. This was my first paper pieced quilt. Quite an adventure since there were 144 blocks to make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky
    Thanks, but I'm so slow! I will really need improvement to get close to an hour!
    Well, I did hardly any paper pieced blocks. Paper piecing is significantly slower for me, I think. Like I said MOST of the blocks took about an hour. Some more, some less. Some blocks I split up over two or three sessions, and I would guess they took closer to two hours. But nowhere near 7 or 8 hours. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky
    This "takes the cake!" Is it a miniature?
    Quote Originally Posted by fireworkslover
    I just finished a top that's made of 7 blocks. Each is a hexagon, 6 1/4" across and has 121 pieces in each one. I could get one block made in two evenings work - so about 7 - 8 hours. Yes, the first 7 rounds are extremely small triangles!

    I've also made pineapple blocks - 4 blocks to make a circle star. Those took about 20 min. each, so 1 hour 20 min. for 4. This was my first paper pieced quilt. Quite an adventure since there were 144 blocks to make.
    The whole pieced area is about 19" X 19", but will have a border so the finished size will be larger. I haven't figured out how I'll fmq it yet. It's on a pause for now, some other projects are in the works.

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