Sunday, May 2, 2010

5 down, 10 to go

I spent 5 hours in my sewing room today. I made all the sashing strips for both Nearly Insane-ish quilts. I also put 5 rows together. I can't believe this is as far I as got in all that time. I thought for sure I would get these tops put together today. It looks like it may take a few more marathon sessions just to get all the rows put together. I will then have to square it up and start thinking about borders. I think Colleen wants me to put a small 2" white strip around hers first and then her wide white with red border that she chose. I haven't decided whether or not I am going to do the same or go ahead and make that paper pieced zig-zag border that Ranette made. Decision, decisions.
I finished my "Gardeners Journal" BOM for May on Friday night. I had to make this block twice. It just gave me fits! I think this one has the ladybug going the wrong way too but it is staying just like it is.
I was sorting through UFO's yesterday. I started 2 quilts a while back, I was going to do a white version and a black version. I made 7 of 12 blocks for each quilt and quit. They are about 18" square and have a few hundred pieces each. I lost interest and don't want to finish them. They are called "A New Beginning" and "Out of the Darkness" and are Pam Bono designs. Joy and I decided to use them to make 2 twin size quilts to donate to her father's charity. I am going to take them to our get together next Saturday so we can figure out how to lay them out and finish them. I don't have it in me to make that 8th block to make them even. Maybe we can use 6 blocks per quilt and use the 8th block for a pillow. Daisy decided that they were the perfect spot to sit on. LOL!
I wish everyone a Happy, Healthy, creative week.

22 comments:

Lynda said...

Insane is fabulous! And your GJ block is lovely too.

Terry said...

Congratulations on getting your May GJ block done already! I told you you'd beat me! LOL

JustCindy said...

I think Daisy looks perfect on that block. Love love love the NI quilts.

Julianne said...

Your NI quilts are coming along well and look fabulous!! I have only a few blocks to go, but maybe I should choose fabrics for the sashing and posts and start joining them up!!

Joy said...

Oh boy your insanes look GREAT!! Those are just awesome!!

And thank you so much for the blocks for the Crisis Center quilts. They look gorgeous and if Ms. Daisy can bear to part with them, I know they will make gorgeous quilts for the Center. And is that your Texas Star I see hanging behind her? It turned out beautifully! Now, I'm thinking I need to dig that one out and finish it too!

Wishing you a safe and Quilty Week!

Annelies vdB said...

Your Insane quilts look so very beautiful !!

Chookyblue...... said...

wow your NI looks fantastic........love the colours.....

Your GJ block looks lovely too.......did you post on the SAL blog??
So pleased your keeping up with the group.......

Betweens said...

Yvette that red and white is just awesome.. I see a gingham boarder with that for some reason it is fresh!!
Your quilts will be well cherished good idea for the Pam bono blocks

Fiesta said...

Yvette, Your nearly insane quilt is going to be a masterpiece.

Crispy said...

I believe you got a LOT done in 5 hours!! I wouldn't have known that the lady bug is going the wrong way, except you mentioned it LOL. I think that Daisy felt she was a much better picture op than quilt blocks LOL.

Crispy

Karen said...

Your May BOM block finished already! Good for you. Nearly Insane is also looking good!

Barbara said...

Yvette, I'm so used to seeing my N.Insane in terms of piles of blocks that sometimes I forget they are going to be sewn together some day - it is a real pleasure to see yours coming together as a whole so beautifully. It's looking so fresh and happy. Why are you making two, apart from masochism?

Raisa said...

You took so much time and effort, but the end product is simply gorgeous. Thank you for taking the time to share it with us.

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CJ said...

Oh no more cute dog posing! Everyone has cute dogs on their quilts! LOL
Your insane quilt is going to be fabulous!

Joanne said...

Your Insane quilt is breath taking!! WOW!

Kim D. said...

Love the NI quilt, looks like you accomplished quite a bit. It looks fantastic. Your little dog is so cute.

West Michigan Quilter said...

I can't believe you are doing two Nearly Insane quilts. I'd go insane, then again most piecing makes me crazy. They are going to be beautiful! Love the red and white.

Diane said...

You are soooo talented Yvette!

I love the puppy on the quilt. Awwww!

ranette said...

It does take some time to get the NI blocks together....but your quilts are looking fabulous!!!

Cindy said...

Now how come I've been gone from blogging these last couple weeks? Too much company here and look what I've missed....

You crazy, insane woman. You are AWESOME !!! And so is Daisy. Have I told you lately how much I like another INSANE person?

Karen said...

I want that red & white quilt to come live at my house!

Robin said...

It is so cool seeing the NI quilts come together! Wow!

Crazy, renegade ladybugs. They're trouble! :P But your block still looks amazing.

I'm intrigued by your latest UFO project. Can't wait to see how the blocks come together.