Thursday, August 27, 2009
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
Friday, August 21, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
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!
Friday, August 14, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
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!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
The first edge block. I decided to do this one in two parts, rather than make it and cut it in half, to give each triangle the 1/4 inch seam. Well, I decided it is a VERY long time since I did maths at school. I cut so many of the pieces wrongly and had to do them again. Took me all Friday afternoon, but I think the end result is worth it. Not sure if I will do the other edge blocks like this again. I may just slice the blocks in half and worry about the seams later!!
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Well, here's the next one, completed on Monday after the gym!!! This one took a bit of brain power!! Luckily I had read from the NIQ blog that the 1/2 square triangles weren't all the same size, however it still took a bit of juggling and here it is!
I had been following a Nearly Insane Blog for a few months and was keen to start my NI quilt, but I was going to the UK to do a big walk (another story) so have had to wait till now!! I did the first block last week, and here it is!
I am now badly hooked!!