Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Red and white, Nearly Insane

Here's my container that I keep some of my red and whites in for a special project, you see I'm using these to make the Nearly Insane quilt that I saw here. About the same time I discovered Hanne's blog and she was doing the same colourway. She's finished her quilt now and it is fabulous. Take a look at her finished quilt. These small 6" blocks are a challenge! Starting from the top left and going clockwise, , the block numbers are 1,2,3,4,5 and 6
The blocks below are 8,10,13,14,30,31 #8 was the really insane one!
Blocks 33,40,48,54,55,57

Blocks 60,61,66,67,78,82

For foundation piecing, I'm using a stitch and tear which gives me good accuracy, I can see through it and it tears off really easily. I cut it to size, Iron it flat and run it through my photocopier. Some blocks I have to reverse the image. I then cut apart the pieces that I want to foundation piece. The other parts of the block are just machine pieced.

Now that I've finished my Christmas sewing, I'm hoping I can get some more blocks done.
I hope you are all finding a little time for yourselves this week.
Janet

21 comments:

Kathie said...

oh I need to get back working on this quilt..
your blocks are beautiful
I am doing mine paper pieced too
what kind of paper are you using???
Kathie

Lissa Jane said...

*sigh* I love your WHOLE blog... Kim Macleans are wonderful, I saw them too at Sydney and felt a bit down about calling myself a quilter after I seen those quilts.. I am definately not worth of that name! LOL

I love your red/white nearly insane (I think you are there possum this is one crazy quilt).. I love it.. I seen Hanne's as well and thought it is perfect for a two colour quilt..


Kathie sent me here, so thank you for sharing your work..


Lissa
Newcastle

Shari said...

The red and white combination is stunning! And your blocks look so perfect! I am so impressed... I'm visiting your blog from Kathie at Inspired by Antique Quilts... Wow. Welcome to blogland!
Happy Christmas!!

julia said...

Hi Janet,
I've just discovered your blog full of beautiful projects - I'm glad I did & I've immediately put you on my rss feeds.
Welcome to blogland, I'm already looking forward to your future entries...
The NI & Lollypop Trees blocks are gorgeous!
Greetings from the other side of the world,
Julia

Lene said...

Hi and thank you for sharing your beautiful work! I will be looking forward to new posts.

Stina said...

Just went over to your blog from Kathie´s and I am overwhelmed by all the lovely things on your blog!! My gosh!! :o)

Maree said...

HI janet..Kathie sent me over to say HI and I'm so Glad I did...I am too a Needleturn Appliquer like you...You do some beautiful work and am also a fan of Kim Mcleans...I go to the Sydney Quilt shows too from Qld.will be visiting again you have a great blog.
cheers

ranette said...

Hanne's red and white Nearly Insane inspired me as well. I have 10 blocks done and will get back to it as soon as I finish my Dear Jane which is sceduled to be quilted in January! Whew!

Love your blog and your quilts!

Lurline's Place said...

Whoo-hoo,Janet! Accolades from all over the world and well deserved, too! Enjoy the moment!
Hugs - Lurline!

Carolyn said...

I've just found you blog...you do beautiful work! I'll be back to visit...

decafplease said...

another wonderful quilt! they are so perfectly pieced and, of course, i LOVE that they are red!

tracey

Judy said...

Oh my gosh Kathie sent me over and I am drooling over your lovely work! I've been down the whole page and it's all fantastic!

Anne said...

Kathie sent me over and I just wanted to say...Welcome to bloggy world. Love your red and green quilt. It's absolutely beautiful.

Diana said...

Your Nearly Insane blocks are beautiful! I love the red and white combination. Your work, especially the applique, is fantastic. Kathie at Inspired by Antique Quilts sent me over, too. I'll be back soon.
Diana

meggie said...

You certainly have a very nice blog! Ann Ida was right, your work is beautiful!

Rose Marie said...

I've just visited your blog for the first time and you make jaw-dropping gorgeous quilts!

be*mused jan said...

I also stopped by at Kathie's suggestion...wow! So happy that you've joined the quilt blogging world! Lovely work.

Lea said...

OMG, Your blocks are gorgeous! I have NI book for years and I'm still scare to start it! *S*

Marisa said...

Janet, I just read Kathie's blog post at Inspired by Antique Quilts, with a mention of your blog. I really LOVE the work you have posted here and think your color sense and quilts are just beautiful. Thanks for sharing and looking forward to more!!

Quilts And Pieces said...

WOW! These red and white versions are awesome! Your blocks look great!

Shasta said...

These blocks are so beautiful. You are making wonderful progress.