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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


Ann said...

Sue - they look great. I am stuck on #43 myself. I started it in January(!) and set it aside when my corners weren't coorperating with the set-in seams. Arrgghh! Someday I will get back to it, but not while we are in the midst of a record breaking heat wave - my brain is too fuzzy.

Rudee said...

A shambles? It's really quite beautiful.

claire witherspoon said...

These blocks remind me a bit of Sally Collins work. She makes these amazing blocks that are really small 2" or 3" square but without paper piecing. She has a book about accurate piecing technigues. I don't recall the title but I'm sure amazon would have it. I love your fabric choices lots of contrast and color!
cheers, Claire W.