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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Block 17 Nearly Insane

This block took me a while. Notice the Rooster and hen in the centre block.
Cyndi I just had to have a play with those gorgeous Trade Winds fabrics. Added to my challenge getting all the colours in the right place :-)
Have a great Week all  Cheers Lynne

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Block 22 Nearly Insane

B22 Nearly Insane
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I can finally say it is finished. Plan on putting it into the row later. I am happy The little kitties just fit.
Next blocks to complete are 47 35 and 17. The last two are complex and I just noticed I have not made 18 which is in the next row. That is a bit of a doozy. I am well on the way to finishing all the blocks though.
Cheers Lynne

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Insane for Cherrywoods

Hi everyone!

I'm making a Nearly Insane quilt using all Cherrywood fabrics for the blocks (the sashing will probably be a neutral batik).  I'm paper piecing when possible, and going in numerical order according to Liz Lois's book. I've made 6 blocks so far, here are the first four:

Block 1:

Block 2:

Block 3:
Block 4:

Friday, October 12, 2012

Nearly Insane Block 28

Now this one took me longer than it was meant to. My sewing machine has been crying from lack of use.
Took 2 photos and the colours are still not quite right. The outer red is a stronger red than shows. I do like the way all the colours interact with each other. Not quite complimenting each other but happy all the same. I think that with this block the fabrics were harder to choose than doing the block itself. I will add it to the row. Choose the colours for the dreaded block 22 and give myself time on the Pie in the Sky quilt for a little while. B 22 is the last block I need to do to complete the row. Have a great Weekend all Cheers Lynne

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Nearly Insane Block 34

Block is finished :-) I am happy One more block in this row before I am forced to tackle B22. The one I have been avoiding forever! One of my most favourite fabrics is the Sturbridge Apricot. Wish they made more repro apricots. I have less than a F8 left of this one and lets just say I will be very sad when it is gone.
Gorgeous Spring day here and it is going to be even better tomorrow. Happy Sewing All                 Cheers Lynne

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Two more Done

I manged to finish another couple of Nearly Insane blocks and # 43 nearly did drive me insane. I think it took me the longest I have ever taken to make a block, mainly because I didn't follow the numbers on the pattern. I thought I knew better, and when I realised what a shambles I was in, it was too late to start over. Plus I was running out of the red fabric. It is not one of my best efforts, but I think I can fudge it in!

Nearly Insane Block 43 Nearly Insane Block 37

My second block was alot better, but its amazing how out of practise you can get when you haven't done any Foundation Piecing for a while. It took me quite awhile to get back into the swing of it.
Thanks for

keeping an eye on me smile Sue

Friday, March 9, 2012

3 more Blocks

Hi All
I was shocked when I looked at my notes, that it had been 6 months since I last made a block for this quilt. My how the time flies!

Block # 19

Block # 25

Block # 31

Friday, February 3, 2012

Block #39 - Ann

Back to purple for this block - one of my favorite colors. I was away at a three-day quilt retreat last weekend, and worked on this when I needed a break from my other projects. Relatively painless once I got the center the right size.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Block #23 - Ann

This was supposed to be my easy block after #18. Didn't take nearly as long, but I learned the hard way that I still needed to be just as accurate on the easy ones as the hard ones. The bright colors make me happy, though.