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Thread: My hand pieced blocks

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    I'd mentioned in the "Introduce Yourself" thread that I would post a pic of the hand-pieced Royal Cross blocks I've done so far. Sadly, my daughter's camera's batteries were fading fast, so I had to snap quick, and the picture is blurry. You can kind of get the idea, anyway.

    It took me a year to do one block, then I did the other five in Dec/Jan. Now I'm back to it again, and I hope to get the others done in the next month or so. It's my first quilt, and just for the living room, when my husband falls asleep on the couch, or I get a chance to take a nap. :wink:

    Looking at it now, I see the overwhelming pattern is circles, which I'm not too fond of. I like the crosses, so I guess I'll be surrounding the blocks with sashing, and then a border.
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    I bet it will be a beauty, when it's all done.

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    They are beautiful! And all by hand...Wow! That is even more outstanding!

    Please be sure to post when it is all done. Can't wait to see!

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    :shock: By hand? You're doing that by hand. I bow to you. :D

    Don't let anyone drool on it when you're done!! :lol:

    It's amazing how those circles appear--it'll look great with lattice too.

    I will be looking for more!!

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    This is a masterpeace....It should be framed....congratulation :D

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    Wow, your blocks are AMAZING! I can't wait to see the finished product!

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    Thanks for the encouragement, everyone. :D

    I'd like the blocks to show a cross, more than an 'X' (my medieval history love :lol: ), so I'll be putting them together 'on point' (?) as diamonds, with the sashing. That should really pull away from the circles, I think.

    barnbum, the hand piecing is much slower, but oh so much more relaxing than by machine. Besides, my sewing room is my dining room table, and the family frowns upon eating between machines, cords, spools of thread, and fabric. Can't possibly imagine why. :mrgreen:

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    I like the circles. That pattern sure lends itself to a lot of different interpretations. I like it a lot!

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    rb, what a beautiful quilt that will be. All hand done, unbelieveable to me as I have never done any hand quilting. Can't wait to see it finished. :D

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    It is going to be beautiful.. I love your colors...

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    Hand pieced!! Wow!! Sooo very pretty!! You must have the patience of a Saint!! You're doing a beautiful job.

    Hmmmm..... they don't appreciate eating amongst chords and such eh? I vote we buy them tv trays then :lol:

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    Thats a beautiful pattern and you really did wonderful Happy quilting

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    I love the pattern, and your work is gorgeous. It's going to be a beautiful quilt.

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    That is just beautiful. I can't wait to see the finished product...well I can wait, I'll have too. But it'll be hard!

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    wow.. thats nice!

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    WOW! I'm right there among every other admirer of yours. These are beautiful blocks and to think that you've done them by hand. WOW again!! Hope you'll post the entire quilt when it's completed. Keep up the beautiful work.

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    Hand pieced! Wow my hats off to you!! Beautiful work.

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    Those blocks are fabulous! Do you use a special stitch to hand piece? I have never done any, but would like to learn!

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    You are all so encouraging...thank you.

    Lucky Patsy's "Mom", no, no special stich. Just a plain old running stitch, gathered on the needle til it's full, then pull through, then a little back stitch to keep the tension. I got it from Ginny Beyer's hand quilting book. What's really funny is that in the book, she describes the stitch and process, and relates that she learned the technique making Barbie clothes when she was little. Hit home with me, since I must have been making the same Barbie clothes, because I was sewing back then in the same way.
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    Now I really have to get moving on it. I was to make my soon-to-be 13 year old daughter an applique quilt with a red and purple dragon...that is, until I showed her Tim's Compass Star last night. Now THAT'S what she wants. Wish me luck. Don't know whether it would be easier to do that one by hand or by machine.

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    Its beautiful, and I fully agree about handstitching being much more relaxing, but the time it takes is discouraging.What method did you use, alot of my blocks were handpieced using the english method over paper, which is very precise. Could you post more pictures as you go please!! :-)

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    Beautiful block, I have to look up the royal cross block.

    I haven't tried circles, they are very pretty.

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    What a great looking block! I hand piece also- gives me something to do with my hands while I watch tv. Very relaxing.

    I really like the colors you chose also, this will be one beeeeuuuteeeful quilt!

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    I've been thinking about this for a while and wonder how it's coming along?

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    Funny you should mention that, Celeste. I was just looking at the Ziploc bag of them on my bookcase shelf (beside my chair), and wondering how many more I have to put together. I was working on them during the fall/winter when I was caring for my ailing grandmother in the overnight hours, and stopped when she was placed in a nursing home in January. She passed in April, and I haven't had the heart to touch them since. We've just been renovating our basement, and now that it's drawing to a close, I'll probably get back to it. It's competition for my daughters' Mariner's compass quilts I have to do for their new rooms. :oops:

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    Those are amazing.

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