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    Super Member EasyPeezy's Avatar
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    has the most pieces? I'm looking for blocks with over 90 pieces.
    I know there's 'tree of life' that has 128 pieces or so. What else?
    I think I should change my nickname to NotSoEasy. :wink:

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    If I'm counting correctly, this has over 200 pieces.

    http://adventuresinhandpiecing.blogs...s-compass.html

    And you must piece it by hand.

    You have one hour to complete the block.

    Start...

    NOW.

    I'll be back to check.

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    OMG..that Mariner is gorgeous. However, I would never have the patience! Can't wait to see pix.

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    Forgot to mention...I'm looking for non paper-pieced blocks...just regular traditional pieced blocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    If I'm counting correctly, this has over 200 pieces.

    http://adventuresinhandpiecing.blogs...s-compass.html

    And you must piece it by hand.

    You have one hour to complete the block.

    Start...

    NOW.

    I'll be back to check.

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    HAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAA YIKES!!! But it sure is beautiful!
    Give me easy peasy any day though :D:D

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    Do we need to stage an intervention???

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy
    I think I should change my nickname to NotSoEasy. :wink:
    How about changing it to Masochist? :wink: :wink:

    I took a quick look through the EQ library and came across this block - Perspective Grid, with 121(?) pieces. Of course, like the Tree of Life you mentioned in the OP, you could make them HST's and double the count.

    Now, me? I would PP sections of it, but you can certainly draft 20+ templates if that's what rocks your boat. ;)

    I will continue searching for more torturous blocks. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy
    I think I should change my nickname to NotSoEasy. :wink:
    How about changing it to Masochist? :wink: :wink:

    I took a quick look through the EQ library and came across this block - Perspective Grid, with 121(?) pieces. Of course, like the Tree of Life you mentioned in the OP, you could make them HST's and double the count.

    Now, me? I would PP sections of it, but you can certainly draft 20+ templates if that's what rocks your boat. ;)

    I will continue searching for more torturous blocks. ;)
    Hmm. Now look who is being Masochist here. LOL
    How can I get out of this one? Please ignore my original post.
    I posted accidentally. I typed this while sleeping.
    I was being delusional. So there. ;-) ;) ;)

    Actually I found quite a few traditional blocks with lots and lots of pieces.
    I'll post them later for those interested in my torment. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy
    Actually I found quite a few traditional blocks with lots and lots of pieces.
    I'll post them later for those interested in my torment. LOL
    Looking forward to seeing them.

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    Ok. I don't have EQ so I can't post the actual blocks.
    Edit: Found some on quilterscache.

    Aunt Rachel's Star - 152 pcs
    http://www.quilterscache.com/A/AuntR...StarBlock.html

    Birds in the Air - 164 pcs (this along could be a quilt on its own). LOL

    Indian Plumes - 93 pcs
    http://www.quilterscache.com/I/IndianPlumesBlock.html

    Minnesota - 97 pcs
    Windmill II - 96 pcs
    Twelve Crowns - 125 pcs.
    (very similar to mccalls but with more pcs I think)
    http://www.mccallsquilting.com/qb/pa...3_2/index.html

    All the above are from Judy Hopkins 501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks.
    Anyone game? :twisted:

    Don't know if I will attempt all of them but I should make at least one
    then maybe I'll be cured for good. LOL
    I'm also on a sewing diet (my house is a construction zone again).
    As soon as I can get back to sewing and I finish my niece's quilt
    I'm going to make one of these blocks. Will post picture then.

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    So what size block were you planning on making?

    4"?

    8-) :mrgreen: 8-) :mrgreen:

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    there is a 6" block in the book called "NEARLY INSANE" By LIZ LOIS...the block has 229 pieces. there are i think 5 or 6 blocks in the book with well over a hundred...i just started my first block from the book...98 blocks in all :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    there is a 6" block in the book called "NEARLY INSANE" By LIZ LOIS...the block has 229 pieces. there are i think 5 or 6 blocks in the book with well over a hundred...i just started my first block from the book...98 blocks in all :thumbup:
    WOW! I LOVE that stuff. Jane took steroids and set her blocks on point didn't she :)

    Must get that book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy
    has the most pieces? I'm looking for blocks with over 90 pieces.
    I know there's 'tree of life' that has 128 pieces or so. What else?
    I think I should change my nickname to NotSoEasy. :wink:
    Why are you looking for blocks with over 90 pieces?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    there is a 6" block in the book called "NEARLY INSANE" By LIZ LOIS...the block has 229 pieces. there are i think 5 or 6 blocks in the book with well over a hundred...i just started my first block from the book...98 blocks in all :thumbup:
    See, now that sounds like more of a challenge than something like the Tree of Life block, which is really HST's.
    Granted, a lot of them. In a very small space. ;-)

    I don't know if I have the cojones to attempt the INSANE block, though. I'll try to see if I can find the block layout.

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    HHHhhhmmmm 200 pieces. . . . nope, just isn't going to happen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    there is a 6" block in the book called "NEARLY INSANE" By LIZ LOIS...the block has 229 pieces. there are i think 5 or 6 blocks in the book with well over a hundred...i just started my first block from the book...98 blocks in all :thumbup:
    Now I'm very curious about this block with 229 pieces. I may have to
    get that book just. Please post a picture of your 'nearly insane' blocks
    when you are done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom
    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy
    has the most pieces? I'm looking for blocks with over 90 pieces.
    I know there's 'tree of life' that has 128 pieces or so. What else?
    I think I should change my nickname to NotSoEasy. :wink:
    Why are you looking for blocks with over 90 pieces?
    Apparently I'm a Masochist LOL but I know I'm not the only one.
    They know who they are with all their teeny teeny itsy bitsy pieces.

    Seriously, I just love those blocks with lots of pieces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    So what size block were you planning on making?

    4"?

    8-) :mrgreen: 8-) :mrgreen:

    How about 3.99999? :twisted: :-D :-D :-D

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    I just saw one of the "nearly insane" blocks here. I got 225 pcs. :D
    http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/...01684001NGqbTL

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    I have a book called "501 Quilt Blocks" that has one called Texas Treasures that has 121 pieces. Keep in mind, they expect you to take the picture and make templates for a 4" block. The whole book is for 4" blocks. Some I can do that size, but others have to be enlarged.
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    Those HST's are around 1/3". Insane.

    That's George Siciiliano territory. And I don't go there.
    http://www.google.com/images?q=georg...w=1280&bih=610
    http://www.georgesiciliano.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterflyblue
    I have a book called "501 Quilt Blocks" that has one called Texas Treasures that has 121 pieces. Keep in mind, they expect you to take the picture and make templates for a 4" block. The whole book is for 4" blocks. Some I can do that size, but others have to be enlarged.
    Actually I have this book. Thanks for reminding me. I need to revisit this one.
    Do you use templates? How do you make yours? Special plastic? Cardboard?
    Any tips would be appreciated.

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    Reality check! Have you lost your minds?! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by darlin121
    Reality check! Have you lost your minds?! LOL
    You don't know what you're missing. :-D :P :twisted:

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