Saturday, March 13, 2010

Nearly Insane Block 8

Even though I don't usually post my Nearly Insane blocks here (I usually put them on the Nearly Insane Fans blog), I thought I'd share this block with you, because I'm just so very proud of it!

Can you believe this block is 6 inches finished size? It has 152 pieces. And the crazy thing is that there are two blocks in the quilt with more pieces - the one with the most has 229!

This is the second time I made this block, because I wasn't very happy with the first one. I'm thrilled now, and I'm sticking with it. I can totally understand why this quilt is called Nearly Insane!

30 comments:

Quilt Nut said...

i don't think insane covers it! 6inches and 152 pieces? WOW!

paulette said...

YIKES!!!
Paulette

Patricia said...

You most definitely should be proud of yourself!!!!!

Linda said...

This is absolutely beautiful! What a wonderful job.
Lurking Linda

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

That block is so beautiful. You should be very proud! I hope you post some more of your nearly insane blocks on this blog as well as the other blog

sewprimitive karen said...

That is perfectly amazing!

Helen said...

looks fabulous! Can't wait to see the other 'nearly insane blocks' where do I go to? Which site are you referring to?

Rachel said...

You should be proud. LOVE IT!

birdbrainsanddogtales said...

That block is insane...and I dare say you are too for tackling it ;-)

LC said...

You did a great job of this one. I'm thinking it is much more complicated than a Dear Jane. Why are we mere mortals so challenged by such things! Hope you don't get headaches from squinting --- or that no one opens a window and lets a breeze at your layout on any of these before they are stitched!

Lizzy said...

I am hoping you'll tell me you foundation/paper pieced this block Tazzie???? Cos the alternative makes my eyes go all whizzy in my head, as if I needed any help with that look!

Katie said...

Holy Moley Batman! :-) That's amazing!

Jan said...

Beautiful block, and you're so right to redo one you don't like. I left one of those in one of my first quilts, and it bothers me still!

Pam said...

I don't think it should be called Nearly Insane -- it should be Totally and Completely Insane!!! I think I will stick to my more civilized Dear Jane :)))

Have fun with it!

Ms. Jan said...

WOW Tara, that is one amazing block! I love your color choices too.
=)
jan

Shasta said...

Wow that is amazing! You can't tell how small it is from the picture - it is just so beautiful and intricate.

Quilts And Pieces said...

WOW!!!!

Vivian said...

I like all the NI blocks I see, and this one is especially impressive. I used to have this book on my "buy it" list, but after reading about the numbers in some of the blocks, I think I'll just watch you and cheer quietly from the sidelines.

Definitely pat yourself on the back for staying with this project!

Violette Severin said...

The block is so cool. I liove making these small blocks and the more pieces the merrier.

the writer said...

Hi Tara, what a beautiful block!

But definitely one that I will NOT be making. LOL

As I have "matured" I have decided that 1" finished is the smallest pieces that I am willing to work with.

Can't wait to see the other "insane" blocks.

Sherry

Meredith said...

Graet block, nice DJ fabric

Wendy said...

That block is amazing! Don't know how you did it.

Jenni said...

That sure has impact Tazzie. Wonderful!

ranette said...

Love this block and the others you've been posting on the NI group....great job!

Makes me almost want to start another NI....NOT...lol

Charlie M. said...

OMG! that is insane! That block is beautiful AND perfect. You are awesome, girl. Love your blog.

karenfae said...

I sure recognize that block! I have the book Nearly Insane but have not started the quilt - maybe one day but I need to finish my second dear jane first!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Mary said...

I though making my Sylvia's Bridal Sampler (140- 6.5" blocks) was Insane. I'd call your quilt project "certifiable". I too want to know if it was foundation pieced??? Please say yes, it's just too perfect. I've added your link to my Blog roll. Just to remind me that I'm not insane...

Heather said...

Thats a beautiful block. it could be a quilt all on its own.

Violette Severin said...

152 pieces in 6" has to be the redcord for a quilt block. Its also gorgeous.

Minka's Studio said...

IN-sane, IN-deed . . . and IN-credibily lovely!

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