Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Replace or Quit

I came to the decision that I just don't have the patience or skill to do a lot of the Nearly Insane blocks. Some of them are just not fun. I have a hate, hate, detest relationship with inset seams. I would rather go to the gym and run on the treadmill for an hour than do an inset seam. LOL! The blocks below are replacements for block #31. I made the one on the right first, which looks closer to the original. I tried to replicate it but after many hours all attempts were thrown in the trash. Instead I came up with the one on the left. I took it from the Dear Jane software and made it in 30 minutes. Ahhhh, fun again. This will be the first of many replacement blocks I will make. The block below is a real Nearly Insane block. FUN!
The blocks below are for my "Applique Affair" quilt in flannels and wool. I finished prepping all the blocks and now I just have to sit and sew.

Sunday, December 13, 2009


The block above measures 6" finished and has 109 pieces. INSANITY!!!
The block below measures 6" finished and has 40 pieces.
Below are more wool blocks from my "Applique Affair" quilt. All 20 border blocks are done and 11 center blocks.

My Daisy has recovered from her back pain. Now it is my Mindy that needs surgery. UGH! She has a tumor the size of a golf ball under her front arm that needs to come out after Christmas.

I hope everyone has a happy, healthy week.

Friday, December 4, 2009