Monday, April 28, 2014

Nearly Insane Again

(block number 21)
I honestly have no idea why I decided to pull out the Nearly Insane bin of blocks this weekend, but I did, and I sewed this one together. I also sewed number 22 but it came out a half inch too small. So I promptly shoved all that crap material and book back into the bin. Maybe I'll pull it out again this week and maybe I won't. Depends on how crazy I'm feeling.
You know what else is crazy? I have literally thousands of visitors here every day and almost no comments. I reply to every single comment left here because I love them so much. So please feel free to leave me a little would make my day. :) Or go down to the post below and enter the give away, it's still open.
Enjoy every stitch!


  1. I follow you on feedly and always read the blog. I enjoy your work.

  2. I enjoy your blog and all that goes with it. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Twyla, You are a 'no reply' so I couldn't email you personally, but thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment! Have a wonderful day!

  3. I love that block! Too bad the next one turned out too small - I know how that feels - and I don't like to fix them! I know exactly how you feel about comments on your blog. I'm always surprised that hundreds of people read mine and only a handful leave comments. Kind of discouraging.

  4. I often read your blog on my phone while I am riding transit to work, typing comments is way more difficult that way. I love the 10 minute tips and photos of gorgeous quilts. Keep it up, your blogging is appreciated even if you aren't getting tons of comments.

  5. Good morning Diane all the way from Nova Scotia. I follow your blog regularly and in fact I am doing your mystery quilt. I used to be a member of the Cumming guild before moving back home last fall. I always loved your patterns. I enjoy all your blocks, tips and photos of fabulous quilts.
    Nice to see your work published. Have a great week.

  6. I always thought Nearly Insane was a great name for that quilt. I admire people that take it on, it an amazing quilt. I love the block that did work out. It's funny how a page will get views but people don't leave comments, good on you for asking so nicely.

  7. Now I feel bad: I recently told myself that every time I go to a blog to read a post OR pin an image (even if it's from feedly) that I should leave a comment. Have I done it? No! And your comment about hardly ever getting comments has prompted me to stop by and tell you how much I love that block. Your colors are fabulous. I'm sorry the other one was too small but maybe you can use it somewhere else. And I have to say I admire every quilter who works on Nearly Insane.

  8. I went and left a longer comment in the post below, but wanted to pop up here too, to send you another little one. :) Lovely colors, lovely block, and hopefully you will stay nearly sane as you work on it. :) Thanks for your blog!

  9. Hi Diane. I'm a first-time visitor. I have had the Nearly Insane book for years and years and just pulled it out this morning and started looking online for help. I'd love to hear how you are making your blocks. In other projects, I have done English paper piecing and foundation paper piecing, but not freezer paper piecing. I have also just used regular sewing to piece intricate blocks. I'm not sure how to make these blocks and haven't been able to find anyone's introduction to how they started. Any advice or other websites I might visit? Thanks so much/ Terry


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