Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Nearly Insane again....

Sometimes I just want to sew. I don't want to design or do anything that really requires much mental energy. Do you ever feel that way? Maybe it's just me, but I like to sew as relaxation on occasion. So I picked up my bin of Nearly Insane blocks and decided to work on them. I know what you're thinking...are you CRAZY? Probably. But I like that I can just follow the pattern and slowly make one block after another. I only have 3-4 colors to choose from so things can't get too complicated.

Okay, so these blocks are only 6'' finished. Some of them are much more complicated than others. But I do like sewing them. I'm not in any hurry to finish. I'm only a third of the way through them and I've been working on them for years. I'm okay with that. It's a project that requires a certain mind set. No point to forcing it.

Those little red and green half square triangles are 1/2''. So they were kind of fussy. I am glad I don't have to make them very often. But most of these weren't so bad...

I did paper piece a few sections of the tiny flying geese. But for the most part, I just make the unit and then trim it down to size. I've put these away again, but next time I'm feeling a little crazy (or Nearly Insane) I 'll pull them out again.

If you've made this quilt, I would love any tips or advice you might have. Thanks so much!

Enjoy every stitch!


  1. I do feel like that often. But this one has never called my name, he,he. Looks wonderful!

  2. I just love those Pennsylvania colors!! My buddy Jill made this quilt before the patterns were published. Now that's insane

  3. They are really cute but I'd have to make them bigger. 1/2" hst that is insane.

  4. I totally agree about having time just to sew and enjoy the process. Your Nearly Insane blocks are very cute and I can see where it would be nice to work on them when you've got the "right" mindset. But, for me, that small size would make me insane!

  5. I enjoyed making that quilt. Figuring out how to piece a block is fun!

  6. Your blocks look fantastic!! I love your limited color scheme :0)


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