The blocks are all done and the quilt is now being quilted. However, after an absence of several months, I decided to update the record of the blocks. So here comes Row 8 in my series of posts on my Nearly Insane Quilt, based on a 19th century quilt by Salinda Rupp... The blocks are all set on point, with 7 and 6 blocks in the alternating rows.
The blocks are 6″ square and except for a few, foundation paper pieced by me. I drafted all the patterns for FPP on the free Quilt Assistant software, based on patterns in Liz Lois’s book, which contains only line drawings of the finished blocks.
Most of the fabric used is Summer Breeze 3 (with a fat quarter bundle of matching solids) by Moda Fabrics, and the Dutch Garden 2 Collection by Boundless Fabric. I also used a couple FQs in blues and greens plus a jelly roll of yellows I had in my stash.
Nearly Insane Block 47
Number of pieces: 36
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Technique: Foundation paper pieced (FPP)
Nearly Insane Block 48
Number of pieces: 29
Level of Difficulty: Another easy one. Doesn’t all the fussy cutting make it pretty?
Technique: Foundation paper pieced with handle of the basket appliqued.
Nearly Insane Block 49
Number of pieces: 108
Difficulty Level: One of the more difficult blocks to piece, especially as the borders have pieced rectangles instead of squares.
Technique: Foundation paper-piecing
Nearly Insane Block 50
Number of pieces: 29
Level of Difficulty: One of the more difficult ones, but was not as complicated as I made it! First I cut the diamonds in the wrong direction and then I joined one of the yellow oblong pieces wrong. And then all those points…
Technique: English paper-pieced. This block would be impossible to piece otherwise.
Nearly Insane Block 51
Number of pieces: 37
Level of Difficulty: Easy, but so pretty!
Technique: Foundation paper pieced the centre strips and English paper pieced the stars.
Nearly Insane Block 52
Number of pieces: 30
Level of Difficulty: Easy! Salinda was also trying to use her leftover scraps, just like me. Makes the block look busy, but…
Technique: Foundation paper pieced
And here are the links to the previous seven rows!
Row 1 ( Blocks 1 to 7)
Row 2 (Blocks 8 to 13)
Row 3 (Blocks 14 to 20, with a couple missing)
Row 4 (Blocks 21 to 26)
Row 5 (Blocks 27 to 33)
Row 6 (Blocks 34 to 39)
Row 7 (Block 40 to 46)