Thursday, 7 August 2014

August 2014 - Nearly Insane Quilt Update

Nearly Insane Quilt - All blocks complete!
Nearly Insane Quilt - All blocks complete!
As promised, here is the latest photo of my red and white Nearly Insane quilt laid out with all the blocks in their official place, along with all the sashing and cornerstones complete.  I am aware that from this photo, in internet land, it looks complete.  It is not.  I have to sew it together, I need to complete the zig zag border, I need to sew on the borders.  Then I need to quilt it ...

Nearly Insane Quilt - Red and White
Nearly Insane Quilt - Red and White
In this picture you can see 422 blocks (including the sashing and cornerstones) and to lay it out accurately actually takes quite a long time.  This is perhaps the biggest motivation to get it sewn together - I can't wait to have it one piece. When I started laying it out the weather was overcast which I have found the best light for taking photos.  However, by the time it was laid out, the sun had come out and was beaming through the skylights above, making an uneven light for photography.  It lay on the floor for most of the afternoon until the light was right, without any cat interruptions.

Nearly Insane Quilt - Electric Quilt Plan
Nearly Insane Quilt - Electric Quilt Plan
The Electric Quilt layout has been updated on the side bar.  Here you can see more clearly my progress on the zig zag border.  Even though those bits are not complete, it is reassuring to still have some hand stitching over the next few weeks.



With so many blocks it is difficult not to have a few favourites.  Here are a selection of mine, Blocks 8, 9, 16, 24, 37, 75.  As I have said all the way through, the ones with the most pieces have allowed more creativity in the design, and are like mini quilts in themselves.  Although all the blocks are done, there are a few early ones which have some errant fabrics in them, which I am seriously considering re-doing.  If I don't I will only regret it.

Here are the statistics for the quilt so far ....
Blocks = 85 (100%)
Edge blocks = 28 (100%)
Cornerstones = 85 (100%)
Half Cornerstone = 28 (100%)
Sashes = 196 (100%)
Border Units = 27 (26%)

And here are the sums for how many pieces I have sewn so far. 
Blocks and Edge Blocks = 4903
Cornerstones = 765
Half Cornerstones = 168
Sashes = 196
Border Units = ?
TOTAL = 6032
With all these blocks done its time to join up with Finish Up Friday! and WIP Wednesday Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

34 comments:

  1. Of all the nearly insane quilts I've seen, Yours is the prettiest of all!

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  2. It looks amazing.

    Greetings, Manuela

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  3. It's lovely. I can't see any errant fabrics! #majorquiltenvy

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  4. This is an astonishing achievement!

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  5. Absolutely beautyful - congratulation :-)

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  6. Holy cow, that's amazing. It's beautiful and I can see why you call it the Nearly Insane!

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  7. This is truly a work of art.

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  8. Totally gorgeous - wonderful work!

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  9. So beautiful. A work of art.

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  10. What more is there to say - absolutely stunning!!!!. Love to see it all safely pieced together, that's a big job in itself.

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  11. The finish line is almost here!! It has been soo much fun to watch your progress on this quilt! It is so absolutely stunning! The number of pieces in it is truly insane!! :)

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  12. All I can say is WOW! This has been quite the commitment for you. Love seeing it!

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  13. I'm signing up for your blog. I need to go back and find out how (and when!) the insanity began! It's ridiculously beautiful!

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  14. I don't even know where to begin....amazing. And beautiful. Wow.

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  15. Very impressive! You did a great job keeping the red tones well distributed. Excellent work!

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  16. I've been following your progress since almost the beginning, I am truly impressed with how fast this is all coming together and how awesome it is!!

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  17. When I saw the thumbnail I did not recognize this top at a nearly insane top- just saw delicious red, pink and white. It is wonderful. I started one but it's on the back burner for now - another UFO. this is inspiring me however.

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  18. Any of you quilters that take on this project are absolutely awe-inspiring :)

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  19. yikes!! What an accomplishment!!

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  20. Oh my word... this is incredible! You must be thrilled.

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  21. This is magnificent! It's one of the best red-and-white quilts I've ever seen.

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  22. What a work of art! You should be so proud. I've read all your posts about this venture and can only say I am in awe.

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  23. Holy Moly! That is soooo pretty!

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  24. Can you give me a pattern for the corner stones please?? Are they paper-pieced??
    Your quilt is beautiful!!

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