> The deal-breaker for me is paper-piecing, which I simply despise
> I'm a bit surprised that there are so many not willing to work on
> quilts with a bunch of little bitty pieces. I personally find that
> sort of piecing very relaxing, and am currently working on a quilt
> with 72 -- yep, 72! -- pieces in each 12" block. The smallest bits
> are 1" squares, and the largest are 2" squares, and there are a flock
> of half-square triangles. There will be 81 blocks, so it will be a
> large quilt. I do everything by hand -- piecing, quilting, and
> binding -- and will stitch-in-the-ditch, so it's a good thing I'm not
> in a great hurry!
our local challenge. That center is 12" (finished) and has 320 pieces in
it. <G> I still need to add the borders.
Last night I also finished a sample block that I was fortunate enough
to have been able to do as a test for Marsha McCloskey's newest book.
That 16" feathered star block has -- if I've counted correctly -- 133
Both were loads of fun. Oh, and I love paper piecing, though I also love
"regular" piecing and am trying to learn to love appliqu . <G>
Sandy in Henderson, near Las Vegas
sw.foster1 (at) gmail (dot) com (remove/change the obvious)