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Thread: The most pieces in a quilt top you have pieced

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    I am curious about what is the most pieces in a quilt top you have completed. I pieced one with over a thouand and I thought I would never get done sewing.

    A half square triangle counts as two pieces...etc

    I think I counted 1026 pieces when I put this together
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    These are some crumb quilts I did for a friend and there are soooo many pieces

    This is a wall hanging from the scraps
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    This is my parents 50th anniversary quilt. It was 1" squares and half triangles. All the diamonds on the border were fussy cut too. 48 diamonds around quilt border, and two diamonds in centre of quilt, to add up to 50 diamonds. The roses represent all the grandchildren, and the squares in the corner of the quilt are the sisters choice squares, to represent us four sisters. And of course double Irish chain cus my parents decendants is Irish. Sooo, i just added up the number of squares and half triangles lol...uhmmm...1450 lol lol Good thing i didn't know how many pieces were gonna be in this before i started it! lol lol lol
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    When I do a charm quilt Ido't count any more. But I'm sure it is way over a thousand

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    That quilt is great. I like the pattern a lot!! The colors are great too!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilt4u
    When I do a charm quilt Ido't count any more. But I'm sure it is way over a thousand

    Do you have a picture, what size are the blocks

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    No pics yet. No blocks. Last one was triangles and befor that tumblers.

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    Your quilts are lovely, Ladies!

    I am not sure of the most pieces as only one of mine had a count of pieces. And that would be the Jane Stickle Quilt. It has 5,602 pieces in it, so the book says. I did not count them, however I did finish the quilt.

    I am in the process of quilting it now. It is slow going as it is summertime.
    TeXas has brutal summers.

    Riley

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    that quilt top is amazing sooo many little pieces

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    Riley, That turned out GREAT!

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    All I can say is WOW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riley
    Your quilts are lovely, Ladies!

    I am not sure of the most pieces as only one of mine had a count of pieces. And that would be the Jane Stickle Quilt. It has 5,602 pieces in it, so the book says. I did not count them, however I did finish the quilt.

    I am in the process of quilting it now. It is slow going as it is summertime.
    TeXas has brutal summers.

    Riley
    OHHHH I love it I have not been brave enough to start that quilt. Did you go throgh a BOM club or do all of it youself? It is stunning :!: :!:

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    Thank you all so much for your kind words! Each time I have posted a px, you have all been so kind with your pats on the back! You encourage me to keep right on stitching!

    Tricia, I have had this done several years. I did this on my own, no BOM.
    (BTW, I grew up in Erath County, North Central TX!)

    At the time, there was not as much CW Repos available as we have now. (I would probably do things a tad differently if I were doing this now.) For the most part, it does have CW Repos used.
    I did substitute Thimbleberries on some & on some, I used a few that just looked like they "should" be CW Repos! :mrgreen:

    I learned more on this quilt than I have learned since 1993 when I began quilting. It is not all that hard after the first few...you learn as you go... it is time consuming though.
    I would work on a few rows & then do other things. But it IS addictive! You always wonder what the next block brings. (I did mine in rows & in order.)

    I am hand quilting(only kind I know how to do!) so I will be awhile. It is both a pleasure & a challange to hand quilt these blocks.

    OH MY! I have rambled long enough to write a book--- so sorry!

    Thanks again!!!! Riley

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    Thanks Tricia. Your quilts are great too! :) Wow Riley!! All i can say is wow!!! :)

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    I am soooooo impressed.. You did an amazing job picking fabric. I want to do one with bright colors because I always see it in repos. I have a hard time getting into the muddier brown colors. I can not believe you are hand quilting.... you go girl :thumbup:

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    My most numerous pieces quilt was 1320 for a lap size. I made it for my dil's mom on her 50th birthday.

    Barb, Tricia, and Riley...your quilts are beautiful!!!

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    I think whatever you do this quilt in, Tricia, it will be a wonderful thing of beauty!

    I am handquilting because that is all I know how to do.

    Would you also faint if I told you I hand pieced the Jane Stickle Quilt? :mrgreen: That is my preferred method & almost everything I do is handpieced.

    (My DH is disabled & I can sit there & hand piece & quilt without running back & forth to check on him---so it is easier for me to do it that way!)

    YOUR quilt is also a beauty, BJ!!! WOW, lots of talented people here!

    Thanks again!!! Riley

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    I just knew eveyone would post their beautiful quilts if I asked.

    BJ I love the quilt and bought the book recently. Just gathering fabric for it. The fabric is soooo important in this quilt. Yours is fantastic!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riley
    Your quilts are lovely, Ladies!

    I am not sure of the most pieces as only one of mine had a count of pieces. And that would be the Jane Stickle Quilt. It has 5,602 pieces in it, so the book says. I did not count them, however I did finish the quilt.

    I am in the process of quilting it now. It is slow going as it is summertime.
    TeXas has brutal summers.

    Riley

    WOW all I can say is WOW!!! what an amazing quilt!!! What an accomplishment!!!


    As for me I think mine would be 2,000 in my Y2K quilt. I don't have a photo of it right now as it is packed away in storage until I move into my home. I will take one once I move and unpack the little darling!! :)

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    Oh wow bj! I've never seen a pattern like that, absolutely beautiful!!! :)

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    Riley, that is beautiful. I have never seen anything like it. Is it paper pieces? Thanks for sharing. Quilter 1234

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    Beautiful quilts everyone!! I do not have the patience to make a quilt with so many pieces-kudos to you all!! Thanks for sharing the pictures of your treasures with us. You are all an inspiration.

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    GOOD Morning Everyone!
    Fast pass by---V/C to run ,furniture to wax & all that icky stuff to do but I would rather be quilting! :wink:

    Quilter1234, my Jane Stickle quilt is handpieced. The CD that contains the pattern (the books also contains the patterns) has the options of PP, templates or rotary cutting.
    I am primarily a hand piecer. I do very few things on t emachine, though I can piece on the machine.
    I only hand quilt with no machine quilting.

    Many thanks for your kind comments!!!

    Riley


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    UNBELIEVEABLE,outstanding , the colors and designs are totally awesome...

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    hello Riley, I don't think that I have seen anything quite so amazing. Each time I look at it I find something else to catch the eye. Well done.

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