Saturday, May 24, 2008

Finally there !

This afternoon I finished my Nearly Insane quilt !!
These blocks are 6" and the whole quilt is 98 blocks, with 2 half blocks counted as 1.

The quilt is machine quilted by Catherine Timms in Ontario, Canada. She does lovely work, as you see.
I had the pleasure of bringing the quilt home from Canada a month ago.

My beloved grand-cat offered her expertise in quilt inspection when I did the last inches of the binding :-)

What is next ?
Civil War Diary blocks, Dear Jane blocks in blue and brown, Dear Jane stitchery......

Never a dull moment here in my sewing corner :-)

62 comments:

Kim West said...

That is absolutely gorgeous!! I have enjoyed watching you progress on this quilt and now, finally share in your completion. Congrats on finishing such a difficult quilt.

Candace said...

Your quilt is exquisite. I know you must be very proud of such an accomplishment. The quilting is beautiful, also.

Di said...

Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous! What a work of art!

Pen Pen said...

Wow! That's about all I can say! Wow... it's beautiful.

Wenche said...

Hanne, I don't know what to say, the NI is so gorgeous....
and I see that dear grand-cat love it too.........and you know I love that cat

Pat said...

Hanne, That quilt is beautiful! Just beautiful! I bet it is a relief to have it finished. It was worth every minute you put into it. Great job!

Chookyblue...... said...

beautiful Hanne.........such an achievement........the journey has now ended........

Gunn Torild said...

Dette teppet er bare helt nydelig!

dot said...

All I can say is just lovely. It is so beautiful.

blueberrylane said...

Your Nearly Insane quilt is just stunning !

ROZ said...

Outstanding!

Vicki W said...

It's so beautiful! Are you going to enter it into shows?

Doodlebug Gail said...

What an achievement - congratulations! Like Vicky I'd also like to know if you plan on entering it in any competitions ... if you do don't forget we want to see the ribbons!

Tazzie said...

This is one simply stunning quilt Hanne, you must feel so proud of yourself. I love that we've shared your journey step by step.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Nancy Anne said...

Hanne - I have lurked along while you created the NI quilt and I am absolutely blown away. What an incredible accomplishment! I love your decision to do this as a two-color quilt. I know I'll never have the ability or the persistence to do such a stunner. Thank you so much for sharing!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Super achievement and your grand-cat looks adorable! :o)

PAULE said...

I'm not really impartial because I love red but... How beautiful your NI is !

Paule

May Britt said...

Just one word........... AMAZING!!!!
You've done a marvellous job on this quilt.

Rita said...

Ett helt utrolig flott teppe!!

Julie said...

Your quilt is absolutely stunning. Definitely a blue ribbon winner in all respects. Thank you for sharing the creation of this work of art.

Stina said...

After all the work...you finally have one amazing quilt...congratulations!!

Anne Ida said...

Oh, you've finished the binding!! And it looks so great!! Just fabulous! I really look forward to seeing it for real on Wednesday! May I touch it???? *lol* Enjoy your masterpiece!

Elisabeth Augusta said...

Utrolig. Helt sikkert verdt å bli nesten sprø for.

Screen Door said...

How wonderful!!! I remeber when you started this project. What a victory!!! Congratulations

Karrin Hurd said...

Congratulations on completing this insane project. What an accomplishment! It is beautiful. I love the red and white.

Judy said...

Oh it is simply spectacular!!! A great project done so well and completed beautifully! You should be very proud of yourself!

Darlene said...

Incredible - it's breathtaking!

scraphappy said...

What an amazing accomplishment. I followed along as you put together the blocks, so to see it come together is so inspiring! Now I want to go dig out one of my unfinished projects and turn it into an actual quilt. It is truly stunning!

ELIN - "The quilt maiden" said...

What a breathtaking view!! This is so beautiful I cannot find words. And bhw, did you take the paintbrush to Abyquilt's place today? I was too far away...

Bjørg said...

Teppet er bare nydelig. Det er godt jobba i helga, Hanne, du ble ferdig.

Anne-Grethe said...

Fantastic!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Stunning, truly stunning, one of the nicest quilts I think I have seen, you must be very proud.

Bloom said...

Hanne, this is the most astonishing & beautiful quilt I have ever seen. Warm congratulations to you. You have created a masterpiece.

Di's Quilting and Craft Blog said...

Magificent quilt! Congratulations.

Annemiek said...

Liz Lois has another book out: it's called almost nuts or something like that. I guess one nutty/insane quilt is enough! It's beautifull!

Miriam said...

Oh my, it is beautiful.

Minka's Studio said...

This is drop-dead gorgeous! I'm working on a Dear Jane quilt and this has me wishing I had done it in one color. I like the spots of color where the sashing pieces meet. I might use your idea. Congratulations!

Litamora's Patchwork and Quilting said...

teppet ditt er virkelig et syn for øyet! aldeles nydelig. For et arbeid! Det ble kjempefint quiltet også!

Gudveig HN said...

Utrolig lekkert! Rett og slett fantastisk!

Puppenkisterl said...

Wow, this quilt is absolutely wonderful/stunning. You're not crazy, you're a genius. Congratulations!

Lynette Anderson said...

Nearly Insane looks fantastic, even better than I imagined. The quilting is superb and I am so glad that your grand cat approved!

Sonnja said...

Wow, this quilt is absolutely beautifil!
Kind regards,

Sonnja & Beertje Zonn
from the Netherlands

May Kristin said...

I am speechless, your quilt is absolutely stunning!

Grazia said...

It's a great work!!!!!
Fantastic!!!!!
Grazia

Sweet P said...

Simply stunning!

Vicky said...

Hanne, the quilt is absolutely stunning!

Christine said...

Love your quilt. I see so many lovely quilts in blogland but your NI is one of my absolute favourites. Thank you so much for sharing. Looks like Grandcat agrees with me.

Daybreak*Dawning said...

Hanne, your red and white quilt is stunning, lovely job! Sharyn

Bingo~Bonnie said...

Oh WOW most quilters would never attempt something so complex - what a grand accomplishment! Hane, you should be so proud! I hope you make a quilt label for it telling of its journey - and that you made it so that future generations will know of the quilt’s history! ;)

I especially love the red and white colors together..... most dear Jane’s that I see these days are too busy with so many colors. I like yours best! Oh, Hane, I think it should be featured in a quilt magazine! :)

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Elaine Adair said...

Stunning! Love that it's all 2 colors.

Diane said...

I just love this quilt. Make sure you cat takes care of it!

AverettLadyNana said...

WOW, what a beautiful quilt. I love the name Nearly Insane. I had not heard of this quilt before. I just love the red and white. I'm sure if I pieced all of those peices I would be insane!

Just BEAUTIFUL. The quilting looks amazing too!

Job well done!!!

Christine said...

wow your quilt looks great, what a treasure.
Thank you for sharing

cheers
Christine

Helz said...

Stunning...Striking...Superb an accomplishment to be very proud of indeed Hanne.

Mary Ann said...

Congratulations on finishing your NI, Hanne! I've never seen anything like it...it's absolutely gorgeous!!! You must be so very proud...I know I would be!!
Hope you have a nice summer!
Hugs, Mary Ann

Sunny said...

Oh my heavens!! That quilt is absolutely stunning. I just was browsing your older posts and saw this. BEAUTIFUL!

Cathy said...

Wow, I am very impressed! Not only is it beautiful, it was clearly a lot of very painstaking work.

Carmela said...

¡Maravilloso este NI rojo! ¡Perfecto! Enhorabuena.
Greetings from Spain.

Fernande Authuys said...

Wonderfull ! I like it, Fernande (Beligum)

Lynette said...

Hej Hanne!

What an Amazing quilt! I am in the process of designing a red and white quilt for a quilt show in California later this year and your quilt has inspired me! Thank you for sharing your beautiful quilt!!! (((HUGS)))

Lynette in Sweden

Dawne and Dale said...

What a beautiful quilt. And a challenge for me. I love 2 color quilts. :)

Dawne and Dale said...

What a beautiful quilt. And a challenge for me. I love 2 color quilts. :)