Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Am I Nearly Insane?

...Oh yes, yes I am. As if I didn't have enough projects in the works, I'm starting another one! At least it's a no-deadline, non-stressful project just for me :)

Are you familiar with Nearly Insane? Nearly Insane is a book of patterns by Liz Lois, that she drafted for each of the 98 blocks from the original sampler quilt made by Salinda W. Rupp circa 1870. I've had the Nearly Insane book for a while, but now challenged by a friend who is making one along with me, and with Nursing Home time on my hands (the little 6" blocks are portable), it seems like a good time to throw this project in the mix.

I started with block #2 because it was a quick and easy one. I'm going to make mine with these great Cheddars, Turkey Reds, Poison Greens, and Yellows for that Pennsylvania Dutch look ~ mainly because I don't have any quilts made in those colors. I will be throwing in some nice Purples and Blues here and there though just to make it mine.

...And of course there are many other kindred quilter souls out there who are Nearly Insane ~ there's even a really cool Nearly Insane Blog (I know, I wasn't really surprised either). So, if you are thinking that you are Nearly Insane too, check out this blog, she has great tutorials on making each block :)

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn


Mary St. John Nielsen said...

I was tempted for almost 3 whole seconds.

Rita said...

I have been wanting to start this quilt but I want to finish my Dear Jane first. Hopefully, I'll start it in the next year or two. Have fun!

Dawn said...

So you are taking the plunge! I have seen these on a few blogs that I follow. Are there instructions as to how to make each block or is it like Dear Jane where you are on your own? Have fun!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Looks like fun and I love your colors, but I'm not ready for that YET!