Another row is completed on Nearly Insane. All of the 6" finished blocks have been stitched in the ditch.
Left side border and half triangle block.
I know you can't see the stitching in the border. I'll show you a picture of the back of the quilt when she is finished. The white thread should show nicely in the blue backing fabric.
This was my favorite block of all the blocks I've quilted so far.
When I pieced this block, I pressed the seams open so I was unable to stitch in the ditch. I quilted in from the seam not quite 1/4th inch. I love the texture this created. And yes, the octagon shapes are supposed to all have the same measurement of edge. Even though I paper pieced this block, they can still get not perfect. That's OK, it's just give my quilt character.
Half triangle block and left side border.
Have you noticed that the half triangles that are every other row is the same on each side? When the triangles were pieced you had a choice of two ways. First way, piece one block and cut it in half but then you don't have a quarter inch seam allowance. Or the second way, which is what I did, piece each half separately.
The above row was row 2 1/2 of the Nearly Insane quilt (for my own use I call the rows with the side triangles half rows). I had finished the quilting by Wednesday. Thursday afternoon I sat down to just stitch a few stitches and I couldn't stop quilting! Friday I quilted a lot too and I finished row 3; this week was a twofer so here are those blocks.
This block was one of the blocks I think Salinda was using leftover pieces of fabric. I don't like it that well but I can live with it. I certainly wouldn't want a whole quilt with blocks like this.
Since this block has so many dark fabrics, I tried to see if I could make the quilting show more. It does in the white and yellow fabrics but doesn't show very well in the dark fabric.
I didn't show you the outside and zigzag borders. They always look the same.
I'm sure I won't get 2 rows quilted this week. Spring has slowly arrived, the temperature is warmer, the grass is green and needs to be mowed.
Linking to Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching, Oh Scrap, Show & Tell Monday With Bambi, Em's Scrapbag, Esther's Wednesday WOW!