The worst has more than 200 pieces and a gazillion half square triangles. No wonder the quilt is named Nearly Insane. The challenge must have been to put the most pieces into a 6" block ;-)
A little NI trivia, on request:
The blocks are from the book Nearly Insane, by Liz Lois.
She has a website - http://www.nearlyinsane.com/
The original quilt is made by Salinda Rupp in 1870
My inspiration site is Reiko's, from Japan, and her lovely quilt in red and white.
Here is a good site for purchasing the book if you can't get it in your local shop:
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The Nearly Insane quilt has its own group on Yahoo, if you are interested. Last time I checked it was quite quiet, and I am not a member anymore, but you can find info in their files, amongst them, an EQ5/6 computer file. Search Yahoo for the specific group address.
I foundation paper piece most of my blocks, drawn on freezer paper.
Not all the blocks are symmetric or logical in their construction. I just make the block as they are shown in the book, and am not questioning the position of some of the items in a block - I just flow along and enjoy the trip :-)
I like sampler quilts and I especially enjoy the quilts from the CW period.