Sunday, 28 July 2013

A hand-pieced quilt

So my latest hand-piecing of a quilt has come to an end and I'm a little bit sad.



There is something especially soothing about hand-piecing a scrappy quilt.


It's a mindless, relaxing kind of monotony.


I fussy cut the centres.


And then after that sort of kept to dark to mid value fabrics around the fussy cut and then light values for the background.


Each block may be the same shape but the use of fabrics and colours makes it seem like I am piecing a new block each time.
Linking up to WIP Wednesday



And it really doesn't take that long before you have enough blocks to make a quilt.

I think I started this the beginning of May and with lots of breaks along the way, by end July it is assembled.


For those interested, the original post about this quilt block can be found here.

54 comments:

  1. It looks great and was going to ask how long it took until I read that bit! I can't believe it came together that quickly though!

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  2. This is beautiful. I love the fussy cuts!

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  3. Great hand piecing Alison! Love the lighter background !

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  4. It's stunning Aloson! I can't wait to see how you quilt it!

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  5. Absolutely love this scrappy quilt! Wonderful work~

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  6. It is beautiful. You have beautiful fabrics and a great eye for joining them so that they look wonderful together.

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  7. I knew this was going to be beautiful! Can't wait to see it finished!

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  8. Love the quilt...your "here" link doesn't work for me and I can't find any kind of archive of your blog.

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  9. It's gorgeous! I'm glad to see someone do handpieced "quilts"! One if these days I'll get mine done!

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  10. I love your quilt. Like you, I love hand piecing. I find it so relaxing. I love the scrappy look of your quilt too. I'm going to have to give this one a try. I didn't understand how to print off the pattern, but think I have a copy and will enlarge it. Thanks for the idea. Beautiful quilt.

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  11. Looks terrific missus; clever sausage x

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  12. Another masterpiece, it really is stunning, and all by hand, my hat comes off to you x

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  13. Oh my...spectacular. Wow. The fabrics are wonderful, fussy cutting perfect and the handstitching....REALLY?! All of this by hand!?! Yikes. Amazing.

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  14. Your quilts are spectacular. I just love how they turn out. They often remind me of Kaffe Fassett style, without the Kaffe. ;-) So, the question remains - will you handpiece another?

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  15. Completely, amazingly beautiful.

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  16. That is a gorgeous quilt.

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  17. You have got to be kidding me? I think this may be my favouritist quilt EVER.

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  18. oh it is just sooo beautiful!!

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  19. Love! I think I am going to have to try some hand piecing - got to see if it is really easier/funner/more efficient than English paper piecing.

    And I keep getting these crazy urges to make a baby quilt for new baby George, but I keep telling myself that you Brits have that all under control and how many quilts does he really need? :)

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  20. That quilt is stunning! You have such great color and value sense. TREMENDOUS!

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  21. Another fabulous quilt - you fussy cut so well.

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  22. absolutely beautiful. You inspire me!

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  23. Another fabulous display of talent! Have fun quilting it : )

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  24. A fabulous quilt. Your fabric scrap collection Is amazing!

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  25. Wow, that's one beautiful quilt ...

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  26. Just beautiful! I love all the fussing cut centres - it's like looking at lots of antique tiles! SO lovely :)

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  27. It's beautiful. I can't believe how quickly it's come together

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  28. wow - it's just gorgeous! You have such a way with scrappy quilts - I am in awe!

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  29. Amazing, and it really did take no time at all! Wow.

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  30. Fabulous and very clever fussy cuts and colour choices.

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  31. Simply gorgeous! and what a lot of work, but so worth it!

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  32. Wow, that is a gorgeous quilt! Wonderful use of value. And the hand piecing. Swoon.

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  33. Stunning! I'd have recognised it as one of your quilts anywhere!

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  34. Beautiful use of your fabric! I really enjoy seeing how your blocks came together so very well. Lovely work!

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  35. That is one fun fabric trip, fabulous fussy cutting.

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  36. Another beautiful unique quilt from you - I love it! I particularly like how it's super scrappy yet the different values make it cohesive too.

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  37. This quilt is amazing!! Wow! Double wow!!

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  38. just gorgeous! love the scrappiness

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  39. This is incredible! Absolutely love it!

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  40. What an intriguing quilt. The four fussy cuts really set it off.

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  41. Astonishing quilt. You must be so thrilled.

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  42. Mega, mega scrappy quilt, I bet it was fun to make.

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  43. I can't wait to see it all finished. It is stunningly beautiful already!

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  44. This is so beautiful! Can't believe you hand pieced it... A work of art

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  45. Far out... that is truely spectacular. Well done finishing the handwork.

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  46. <3 It makes me want to do one like this!

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  47. That is exactly how I feel about hand piecing. It is the process which is so special to me so when people want to hurry me with a machine,or fast techniques I cant understand that.

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  48. This quilt is amazingly beautiful! Did you design the blocks themselves? If not, what is the block called? This has been one of those quilts that I have returned to again and again to admire. Really beautiful!

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