Monday, March 29, 2010

Nearing the Finish Line

We're in the final third of this quilt and I've been thinking of it quite a bit...

I've been storing all of my Nearly Insane blocks in a binder and have never seen them all set out.  I was chatting with Yvette about how light/dark our respective blocks were and started thinking.... 

Maybe I should be a little strategic about fabric choices with the remaining blocks....

This lead to....

The temporary design wall....

And the quilt as it stands today!!

How are you doing with your quilts?

I'm thinking that it'd be great to have a little incentive to actually put the blocks together when we're all done.  (Too often I end up making the blocks and then stopping)


Once we've done all the blocks, I'll be offering some sort of give away.  It will involve pictures of our finished quilt tops (or quilts!)  Details will follow when the time comes, just consider this fair warning if you have a little catching up to do.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Block 52

Here is this week's block set out and ready to go.

The centre square-in-a-square was completed using this method.  I've also started assembling the outer strips.  The outer flying geese.  Using plain triangles since the fast flying geese method ends up making 4 and I only needed two.

Here the flying geese, square-in-a-square, 4-patch, and outer strips are done. 

Here I've added the strips to the flying geese.  And started on the final 9-patch.

And here is the finished block!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Block 81

This week's block is a fun one.  And by the end of it, you'll be an expert with the square-in-a-square

Here is everything set out and ready to go.

Here I've started on the 4-patch in the centre.  Plus the corner triangles. 

Here the two sets of corner triangles completed.  The centre 4-patch is done and the first square-in-a-square has been completed. 

And now the square-in-a-squareathon begins.

And continues....

And continues, until you end up with the finished block.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Block 74

Here is this week's block set out and ready to go.  That pile of squares in the corner are for the 1/2 square triangles that make up pinwheels.

I've now added the 1/2 square triangles for the corner pinwheels.  I've also started working on the strip in the centre.

Apparently in my enthusiasim I forgot to take a between picture.  So, there was a lot that  happend to get to this next step.  I put the centre strips together.  Trimmed them to a square.  Then added the middle red border.  I also assembled the corner pinwheels like you would a 4-patch.  And added the white triangles.

Then, once you've done all that, you'll wind up with something looking like this. :)

Then I added the final corners to wind up with our next block.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Block 33

We're back to the 1/2 square triangles again. (Though not as many as the last few blocks. I was looking through the remaining blocks this weekend and I think we've passed all the ones with the hundreds and thousands of pieces.)

Here are the blocks, though not set out. The two colour pile is for the 1/2 square triangles.

Here the triangles have been made and now everything is set out and ready to go.

I put the blocks together as 4-patches.

Then one more 4-patch and you have our next finished block!

I hope you're having a great week. We'd been enjoying warm weather but we're expecting it to get cold again. Perfect for quilting!