Welcome! This blog is for fans of the 'Nearly Insane' quilt created in the 1870's by Salinda Rupp. If you would like to purchase a copy of the book by Liz Lois with the patterns, check with your local quilt store, or visit the Nearly Insane website.

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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Block 1 - Tazzie

Yes! I've officially made my first Nearly Insane block. It's block 1 - as good a place to start as any, right?

Not at all difficult and with 37 pieces, I foundation pieced the middle section right out to the red triangles. The balance of the block was easy piecing.

I'm going to endeavour to use my many reproduction scraps for this quilt, and have kept even the smallest pieces. I know it's going to take me a long time, and I'll enjoy the progress.

Would you like to make this block, or have you made this block and others? Would you like to share them here? Just let me know so I can give permissions. It would be so much fun to build up a little NI community.


Dee Soden said...

Please tell us as a blog entry, not here in the comments about how you made your patterns/templates.
What size are you doing your blocks, - same as the book or bigger?
Hand or machine piecing?
Random fabrics or have you got one or two that will be in every block?
I need to know these things, so I can go Nearly Insane.

Kerstin said...

I started, too... Have a lot of fun!

Vicki said...

I purchased this book last summer after seeing it on the net. I am honing my skills and planning on starting this soon. How are you making your foundation papers?

PatchworkRose said...

Hi Tara
Think I have 40 blocks now. Am happy to post here and maybe you can get me back into the groove as I have not made any for a while. Life has sort of gotten in the way.