Recently I started to hand piece 100 blocks for a Celtic Illusions quilt. Oddly enough I will probably machine quilt it, but the reason I am doing this is because we went camping on vacation and I wanted some handwork that was easy to take along (unlike applique with its leetle tiny pieces...). I have never hand pieced a quilt before and I am finding it surprisingly therapeutic - I am not locked downstairs in my sewing room while everyone else is upstairs and the work is simple to throw in a bag and take with me wherever I go. I may also do some curved piece quilting by hand now which I would normally stay away from because I am not good enough on the machine to sew all those curved edges and get them right!
SO - I was wondering who else out there has done hand piecing and why?