Sunday, May 16, 2010

My Nearly Insane Addiction

It feels great to be right back into my piecing and quilting after my wonderful holiday. Here are a couple of things I'm working on at the moment.

I'm hopelessly addicted to my Nearly Insane quilt. It's all I want to work on, and at all times. I've completed 45 of the blocks, so I'm almost half way, and I recently had the bright idea that it'd be fun to try and put a few of the rows together. This is as far as I got, I have to put some more of the triangles together before I can continue. I LOVE how this top is looking. I'm such a sucker for a vintage quilt with tiny pieces :-)

And even though I thought I'd all but finished the top of my Turning Four-T quilt, I decided I'd like to make it even bigger, so I'm back to making up blocks. I found a nice selection of conversationals while I was in the US, so I'll get busy again.

My reason for thinking I'd like it bigger? Well, the quilt is celebrating a milestone in my life, so I thought I'd like it to be a quilt I use a lot - so I'm going to make it big enough for our queen bed. This necessitates an extra two rows of blocks. One row all around would have meant the border won't fit properly. And because I'm making extra blocks, I'm also going to replace those three blocks that I don't really like as much as the others.

End result: A quilt I'll love for a really long time. Sounds good to me :-)

12 comments:

Christine said...

looking fantastic..

cheers
Christine

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

Both quilts will be awesome! I've loved the red nearly insane quilt that I saw somewhere, but I think I really love yours! Your Four-T quilt will be beautiful as well. I have some of those conversationals.

Anne said...

Insanely beautiful, Tazzie!

Barb said...

Oh my, when I come back to the states, I am going to have to do this quilt...I keep wanting to...I see what everyone is doing...so I guess I will have to jump on the band wagon...yours is lovely.

Shasta said...

This is coming along quite nicely. It's beautiful.

Barbara said...

45 blocks done - you are amazing! I've just started quilting my daughter's graduation quilt and shall only be doing N.I. as a piecing break when my fingers get too sore to quilt. Did you put these blocks together in numerical order or did you choose what looked good together? It's looking really lovely, x

*karendianne. said...

Nearly Insane is simply DIVINE! I love it. It's hard not to fall in love with this one when you love repro's and by the way - the Turning Four-T. As I'm about to start putting the sashing on my "Slice O' Cheddar" I'm contemplating where to go next. I gave thought to the Turning Four-T but left it alone. Want this one... why did I leave the idea alone? Hmmm. Guess its not time even though I did turn 40, too!

PatchworkRose said...

Your NI quilt is looking pretty special Just Love it :-)
Cheers
Lynne

Rebecca said...

WOW love the insane quilt.
Hugs Bec

Teresa said...

Love, love, love both of these quilts. The Insane quilt speaks to my love of small quilt blocks, and a "T" quilt is on my list, since my name starts with that letter. I look forward to further posts on these projects.

ria vogelzang said...

Love your choice of fabrics!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Your Nearly Insane quilt is going to be stunning!! I love the fabrics you are using.

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