Monday, June 28, 2010

Nearly Insane top!!

Well it has been a while since I posted my last Nearly Insane Block!!! I have been busy piecing all the rows together - what a job (especially as I am hand piecing the entire quilt top)!!

Today is the first day of the winter school holidays so my daughter and I worked all afternoon to finish............she completed her Turning Twenty quilt top (also pieced by hand)

Tomorrow I am off to Patchwork House to choose the fabric for the zig-zag still not quite finished!!!!!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Block 71

I have just finished the last block!!!! A nice simple one to finish and I can now emerge from the sewing room and have civilised conversation (well maybe). As there is no school tomorrow (and I have to tackle that Medieval costume) we are going to go out and have Thai for dinner.

Block 51

Yah.........another one!!! This one was a bit tricky with the square border (you have to do it in sequence), however it didn't take too long with a mug of strong caffeine solution by my side. Only one to go.........BUT also have a Medieval costume to produce!!! So, I have to interrupt construction of the last block with a trip to Spotlight for fabric and a pattern!!!!

Block 93

My last pair of triangle blocks!! Only 2 blocks to go...................!! Thank goodness for a wet, windy, wintery weekend!!!!!!!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Block 80

Here is the last complicated block (well one with lots of pieces), and I used up lots of different scraps from my purples. I think it looks quite cute. Yvette, only 3 to go!!!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Block 95

And here is the last one for today - another triangle block. I now have only 4 blocks to go!!!!!!

Block 53

A great way to spend the day stitching with friends when the temperature doesn't get over 12.5C and the fog doesn't lift all day...............and it is only the 4th day of winter, ughhh!!!

Block 96

I had a very productive day today......!! The girls came over for our Friday sewing group and I managed to finish 3 blocks while we discussed and solved many of life's riddles!!!!! Here is the first one....

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Block 88

Here is another edge block.........I really love this one!! Only 7 blocks to go!!!!! I have bought and cut the sashing fabric (cream) and was going to do the posts all different (scraps from all the blocks), but I tried it and it looked rather hectic. I have decided to use a mauve with a white spot (I have used it in some if the blocks) as it is a soft colour but still strong enough to set off the blocks. Trying to resist the temptation to start putting it all together before I finish the last few blocks.......!!!

Block 25

Quite a strange block this one..........had a bit of trouble with some of the triangles. Anyway the colours are pretty so hopefully no-one will notice!!