Friday, December 18, 2009

Block 46

I have managed to finish this block against all odds........with Christmas and several pairs of ballet shoes needing paint before the concert this weekend...!!!!!!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Block 27

I had some fun with this block. To make the border a bit more interesting I 'fussy cut' the flowers for each corner........

Friday, December 11, 2009

Block 68

Here is the next one.......cute!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Block 05

Another quick and easy one today.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Block 24

I was putting this one off - 89 pieces and using paper-piecing!!! Scary. Anyway, now school is over for the year I thought I'd do this one today (should be xmas shopping!!)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Block 19 - HALFWAY!!!!

Well,,,,,,,,this is a milestone block. I have done 49 blocks and have 49 to go, so officially 1/2 way!!! This was a nice easy one too.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Block 26

Another easy one today - just the thing when stuck home with a cold (and Summer starts tomorrow!!!)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Block 17

I had fun with this one - lots of little pieces. After block 54 I decided to do the centre diamond first, so did all the square in a square blocks first and joined them as a 9 patch. Then I worked the 4 triangle sections, before joining them to the centre diamond.

Block 04

This was a quick and easy give my brain a break!!!!

Block 54

I am glad I knew to re-draw the centre section before I began this one!!!!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Block 57

For this block I used 2 different Liberty fabrics. I love the one with the birds and set it off with the floral.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Block 12

This was a quick and easy one and I fussy cut the flowers in the centre block to make it interesting. Fun!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Block 10

Was driving past my favourite fabric shop today and thought I'd pay a visit. Found lots of Liberty off cuts so added to my Nearly Insane stash. Here is a pretty pansy one. Inspiration for the dotty edges is from 'Quiltperikelen', one of the other insane crew following the 'Nearly Insane Quilts' blog.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Block 85

Here is the latest one...............quite like it. Thank goodness I was warned that the outside 1/2 square triangles are NOT all squares!!! I still had fun trying to match up my stripes!!!

Block 89

The next edge block........

Block 45

This was a little tricky, but has come together in the end!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Block 32

Had fun doing this one........not as tricky as it looks.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Block 39

Another quick and easy one I whipped up today. I may have to press it again as it looks a bit stretched at the corners.

Block 02

This is a pretty one.......quick and easy.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Block 47 is the last one.

Block 20

Had fun doing this one, hope the darker mauve is not too strong!!

Block 73

Had a very productive long weekend and have finished 3 more is the first one.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Block 37

This is what I was doing today when I should have been marking student assignments. Oh well, there's always tomorrow!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Baby Bellpull

Well, this is the reason I have been so slow with the Nearly Insane lately....... hopefully there will not be any more babies in the family for a while!!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Block 48

This one has some fabric from the quilt my 12 year old daughter is making (fabric we bought in San Francisco last year). I like to tie fabrics from my quilts together wherever possible.

Block 77

Didn't paper piece this one, but it seemed to come together well...

Block 84

I love the fabrics in this one.

Block 98

Well.......there's nothing like a family party in the country to get a few blocks done!! A 6 1/2 hour car trip on straight roads is the perfect place to stitch!! 2 blocks on the way there and 2 on the way back!!! Here's the result..........

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Block 01

Here is another one with fabric I bought on a recent bike ride to Warburton!!!
I think this one is my favourite so far.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Block 42

Well after a couple of weeks away in the sunshine of FNQ I have made a start again!! This time it was block 42 - and my first attempt at paper piecing!!! Quite tricky at first till I got the hang of it and the edges all do seem to meet.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Block 90

Here is another edge block. The colours really do vary in the photos. This is the same fabric I used in Blocks 21. 56 & 67! Anyway, that's it for 2 weeks..............sun here we come!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Block 07

This was a fun one and not too hard. If this gloomy weather keeps up I will be finished in no time!!!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Block 94

Making the most of this gloomy day! Yes.........another block. This time an edge block. Tricky doing the 1/4 inch seam allowance, but worth it I think. Looks like this one has 1/2 inch allowance. Oh. well.....can cut it off later!
Thanks for the advice on the comments....I have adjusted it, so bring on the comments you blogphobics!!! I know you are watching!

Block 29

Well what better thing to do but another block on Fathers' Day!!! My husband took my daughter to her ballet rehearsal this morning so couldn't wait to get started.......and here it is a few short hours later. P.S. He is now painting the front fence!!!!!!! Go figure!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Block 16 easy one this time, and very different from the others! I should be photographing these all during the day - the colours are not quite right when I take the photos at night - even with a flash. Oh well, guess you get the picture!!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Block 15

A nice easy one - didn't take me long at all. Nice change after the tricky ones.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Block 38

This was a fun one. Tori (who I know is watching!!) can you recognise some of your fabric in this one????

Block 56

Well, this one was a lot easier!!!! AND the sun is shinning - think I might go and start another one - celebration of Spring!!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Block 49

OK!! Now I know why this is called Nearly Insane!!! This one took me several days. I tried paper piecing, but didn't get the technique quite right!! Better luck next time. I am now having a break for a couple of days to unscramble my brain and will ease back in with a simple one next week.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Block 79

Today I went to my favourite fabric store in search of some more mauve fabrics. I found a tiny piece of Liberty which was enough for a border, as well as this cute spot. Raced home to piece it together!!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Block 83

Well, I have now completed all the blocks the NI crew completed in 2008. This one was not difficult but took a while (65 pieces). Not looking forward to the one with over 200!!!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Block 11

This was a fun one to do ....... and easy!! Whipped it up really quickly.

Block 35

This one was time consuming but not too tricky!! Had fun with the colours.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Block 50

Well.........this one looked easy, but put me to the test!!! I should have done the 5 'square in a square' sections and cut the side panels without the angle and it would have been MUCH easier. Had terrible trouble getting all my corners to meet correctly. Hope the next one is easier!

Block 21

Here is the next one - very easy too.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Block 41

This took a bit longer and I took NIQ advice and added the border strips last. My handle is a bit 'wonky' though. Never been keen on appliqué.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Block 34

And here is the other block with the Flying Geese - they look similar but not too much the same.
I may catch up yet.......

Block 06

Well, I started off doing this block this afternoon and used the Fast Flying Geese method (which I am loving!!), however I seemed to have misread the instructions and ended up with 8 Flying Geese units!! OOps! I looked at the Nearly Insane Blog and discovered that the next block has Flying Geese too. So, I ended up doing 2 blocks today!!

Now I know I am nearly insane!

Block 66

Well, after a busy weekend I have finished this block. Not very difficult and ready to start the next one!!