Friday, October 30, 2009

Squared Insanity

I'm having a happy day!  It all started with this and the fact that my hubby was going to be out of town for 10 days.  It has been years since his job has taken him away for that long and I was concerned that I'd either be bored or lonesome.  No better time to start a new project, huh?  And the perfect time to attempt something that you thought you'd never try!!  First, I scoured my basement for the perfect fabrics and started cutting away:

The Next Project

Next, I had to discover the perfect size middle piece for the eventual blocks, so I wasted the first bunch of squares, but it was a lesson well learned:

Only 276 more......

Next, I had to determine how many blocks I'd need. (I was going to do some for the back too, but after I discovered how long it took to make a bunch of these, I canned that idea in a big hurry.) LOL

I only need 57 more......

Let me tell you, I was working on those blocks day and night and getting mighty tired of doing the same thing over and over again. (Think a little ADD here, maybe???? Duh!!) Anyway, the weekend flew by, and soon I wasn't even answering the phone, I was so consumed to finish. This quilt was taking longer than any I had EVER done and I couldn't wait to put it together. But, when I did........I was perplexed on what to name it so I waited two whole days to post it to Flickr. I do think that I did come up with the perfect name though...because it did drive me a bit insane. I'm proud to show you, "Squared Insanity"...which made the Front Page of EXPLORE today. YEAH!!!!!!! I'm standing here doing the happy dance, I'm so excited!!

Squared Insanity

10 comments:

LauraJ said...

you should be dancing! you should be excited! it's a real work of art and beauty!

Di~ said...

Very very pretty. I saw over at AmandaJean's that you mentioned scraps...are you interested in getting rid of some? I know a couple of people who would be thrilled to have them.

jacquie said...

i saw this on flickr and had to come see it again! it's so HAPPY!!

henny said...

wow...pretty and cheerful colors!
Stay away from hubby for a while seems a perfect time to quilt, just like me..learn to sew and quilt while he's away.
Btw, thanks for visiting my blog:)

Diane said...

WOW! this is so bright and happy!

amandajean said...

it is such an amazing quilt!!! and yahoo for FRONT PAGE OF EXPLORE!!!!

KateKwiltz said...

i love Love LOVE this!

So what size were the finished squares? They don't look very big...lots of work but so worth it -- what a fantastically happy top!

VeeV said...

Beautiful!!!!

xo
eva

Christy said...

Wow, this turned out awesome! I love the mix of fabrics.

MomMom said...

Just so amazing, do you Please still have the measurements of the pieces to make a box?
TIA