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Thread: good patterns to hand piece

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    Senior Member sarahrachel's Avatar
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    I like to hand piece and am currently working on a GFG with 1 3/4 hexagons. I have 2 other patterns currently on my list to hand piece, CW and a round Dresden Plate. What are some other good patterns to hand piece as I have lots of time to complete these quilts? I like hand piecing because I can take it with me when I go places.

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    I hand piece pretty much any simple block. Any block with geometric shapes I can do. Squares, triangles, and rectangles.

    Do you have a certain block you like? You just make your templates and you can hand piece. hope this answers what you were asking

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    I like tumbling blocks myself. Did one EPP method and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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    My favorite hand pieced is Trip Around the World. I did mine starting with the single 2-1/2" center square, added the next round and continued adding rounds till I liked the size of the diamond, then added rows of decreasing # of squares out to each corner. Mine had 19 different green prints ranging from black background with green leaves to white background with green leaves with all sorts of greens in between. Eventually I will get it sandwiched and quilted. It's for ME so there's no hurry.

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    Does anyone know the website for the beach ladies fabric? I dont remember where I saw it. Sue

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    simple 9 patch that has always been a favorite of mine

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    Jinny Beyer a fabulous quilter , hand pieces all her quilts
    She has beautiful patterns .
    http://www.jinnybeyer.com/

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    Any block may be handpieced, you don't have to limit yourself to the typical suggestions. Many antique quilts were handpieced, and a quilt that I just received had a handpieced heart block in it that I love to pieces :D:D:D

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    H there. I have French inspired patterns at www.quiltingthejourney.com
    I think you would like. Just go to The Quilt Gallery and order online and I will send them out in the next day or two! Happy browsing,
    Best wishes, Therese

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    I guess I'm kind of looking for patterns that are more difficult to do by machine, like the GFG or Double Wedding Ring. I like ot do more complex designs by hand as my accuracy is much better that way. But thanks for the ideas!

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    Here is one I really love, have made it many times.. It's free on line.

    Brilliand Cut
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    Brilliant Cut, Candy Goss

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    I'm about a third of the way through with my Penrose Quilt. It's EPP'ed.

    http://www.math.mcgill.ca/rags/PenroseQuilt.html
    http://domesticat.net/2010/03/penrose-quilting

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    i think pretty much every block is a candidate for hand piecing- especially the ones you need precision for- since the precision of hand piecing is so much better than machine piecing.
    the only ones that may be a pain are foundation ones- because you are working through extra layers- but i've done log cabins, crazy blocks and pineapples all with foundation- all by hand-
    visit Jinny Beyers web site- she hand pieces all of her spectacular quilts

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    Just thought of a great quilt that is hand pieced..Cathedral Windows!
    OH sorry did not see it on your list when I posted .

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarahrachel
    I guess I'm kind of looking for patterns that are more difficult to do by machine, like the GFG ....
    Maybe the apple core - an apple core mini-bag - I put it on my to-do list recently, free on-line
    http://www.justgiving.com/tildebinger
    also found some nice apple core runners on line (google it)

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    I just found "pine burr" at quilterscache.com and I think it could make a good one because all the smaller pieces are the same shape -- I just need to create a page of templates to cut out and use. I am thinking of doing it once I finish my GFG.

    I am also thinking about doing blocks in maroon, hunter green and blue colorways.

    http://www.quilterscache.com/P/PineBurrBlock.html

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