Saturday, October 26, 2013

Just Plain Nuts!

Better known as what a woman of a certain age does with herself at 2 am.
This is a 6 1/2" unfinished block.
It is one of my favorites from Liz Lois's book,
Just Plain Nuts.
My enabler, Debbie, sold me on the idea of returning to my first love, 
small scale piecing.
There have been requests at The Olde World Quilt Shoppe for a class on piecing miniatures.  Do you think I will find some other thoroughly insane quilters to join us in this venture?

I also finally put the binding on my daughters modern nine patch quilt, so I can take another WIP off the list.  Phew, just in time! Always have to finish something before I add another project to the list.

18 comments:

regan said...

This block is so darned sweet! I love it! And yeah.....it's a little nuts! LOL And I bet your class will be full! So fun! Of course, I can't agree with your last line.....that's WAY too much discipline for me! HA!

Lori said...

What a fun and so cute little block!
I wonder if people are tiring of small block samplers? Hard to know unless you put it out there.

Satu said...

Lovely small block! I have started Liz's Nearly Insane blocks years ago... hmm... as I started your 1800's sampler... the miniature blocks are fascinating! So maybe your course will be full of insane quilters;o)

Karen said...

I remember your passion well. That was one of the first things I learned about you.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I don't think I've seen that block before.....really cute.

belarmina said...

precioso bloque!!!! utilizo unas telas que me gustan
saludos

Gayle said...

Wow - that is some TINY piecing! You've done a great job on it without any distortion or wiggly seams - love it!

Kindred Quilts said...

Very nice! Love the brilliant fabric colors! I think the class will fill up in a hurry!

Cheryll said...

I admire your dexterity...wow 6 1/2 unfinished! :)

Sue said...

6 1/2 " block WOW ! I bet you will have a great response for your class :-D

Nancy said...

It's a beautiful block. I love your choice of red and green. And your piecing is so precise! Did you stitch it by hand, by machine, paper piece it...? I love miniatures but I usually think of them as small scale quilts - for walls or baby or doll quilts. But gosh, when I see miniatures in a large quilt, I am in awe!

Elyte said...

Love it! If I lived nearby I would sign up for the class straight away.

Kyle said...

You're definitely a very precise piecer. Your block is so beautifully done. At least your blocks are larger than the Jane insane blocks.

libbyquilter said...

a really beautiful block and the pieces are quite tiny so i'm totally impressed with your skills here~!

:-)
libbyQ

Diane said...

beautiful little block!
I don't know what your 'certain age' is but at mine, I'm finding I sometimes enjoy middle of the night sewing-- reading puts me right to sleep anymore.

Darlene said...

A delightful project. I know this is something you'll enjoy.

Me and My Stitches said...

Well, I would sure sign up if I lived there - very cool block!

Maureen said...

Wow! That is a complicated block to do in miniature. Love your color combo and placement. I'm sure you'll find some quilters who love a challenge to join you!