I've finished the rest of the blocks for the current Nearly Insane row under construction. There were 11 blocks in this row, 6 of which I had completed in my last post about NI. I didn't have to piece the half blocks because I had pieced them earlier.
This block was fairly easy to piece.
All the blocks in the group were fairly easy, except #44.
I've decided this flowered fabric looks best if I just use a small amount at a time.
Sometimes I look at the pattern and wonder how this is going to work. I just keep sewing and they come together just fine.
Originally I had used the white fabric completely on the corners. But then it just stuck out and didn't blend in with the rest of the blocks. I used flippy corners and added the dark triangle corners.
I'm not fond of this block but I don't hate it.
What I don't like is the corners. I think I would like the block better if the stripes ran diagonally instead of the way they do.
She's staying though
This is block #44 and was a challenge (for me anyway!) to piece.
I don't mind set in seams but not with pieces this tiny. I divided the background fabric in half and paper pieced them along with the diamonds. It worked!
Because I was so busy worrying about the stars, I didn't put enough thought into the center pinwheel. I should have used a dark blue in place of the light blue. Oh well, I'm not going to redo her. Finished is better than perfect.
Block #44 originally had 52 pieces but with the changes I made to piecing her, there are 76 pieces.
I'm keeping track of all the pieces in this quilt. Son #2 is an accountant. I'll give him the job of adding up all the numbers.
This is what my Nearly Insane looks like so far. The row I just finished is on the right side. I haven't attached the row to the body. I'm making the center in 2 halves. I'll sew them together when the 2nd half is finished.
I'm trying to make a row a month. This row finish is May's row because I started this row in May but I finished her in June. I'll try to make a June row this month if I have time, it depends on how the 2nd cutting of hay making goes.
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