Friday, 12 July 2013

Nearly Insane Quilt - Block 64, Cornwall Coastal Path

Cornish Coastal Path, Coverack - Nearly Insane Quilt
Cornish Coastal Path, Coverack - Nearly Insane Quilt
Yes, I know, it's been a few days.  Here in the UK we are experiencing SUMMER (we haven't had one of those for a couple of years) and it just so happened that I had planned a few days away this week, walking some of the coastal path in Cornwall.  My sister and I have been walking the whole Cornish Coastal Path, and are about 75% complete.  However, there has been a 6 year gap since our last stint, so we made the effort this week to make some progress, and we have managed to walk from Coverack to Porthscatho. Beautiful weather, beautiful scenery, Cornwall at its best.
BTW - In the far, far, far distance of this picture, across the English Channel, you may even be able to see the cyclists on the 10th Stage of the Tour de France in St Malo, Brittany.... then again, maybe not.

Nearly Insane Quilt, Block 64 red white scrappy
Nearly Insane Quilt, Block 64
Walking aside, the journey down to Cornwall allowed me to catch up on some Nearly Insane Quilt blocks, and here you can see Block 64. With the hand quilting I am currently doing, progress on piecing has been less of a priority, and the poor Nearly Insane quilt blocks have taken a back seat, so I was pleased to have some travelling time to catch up. 

I have done this one scrappy again, and it is very similar to Block 80, except that the centre pattern is different.  I think I might have changed the direction of the HST's on the border, from the original pattern, and that meant the borders had to be sewn in a certain direction, which meant a bit of unpicking ... but it was soon resolved.  Only 53 pieces in this little 6 inch block, so not too bad.  I really like the scrappy blocks, as they help to blend all the different reds I am using in the quilt, and with this block complete, all the blocks from Draw 8 are done.

SMALLEST PIECE: Square, 1/2" (13mm) x 1/2" (13mm)

LARGEST PIECE: Triangle 1 3/4" (45mm) x 1 1/4" (32mm)  x 1 1/4" (32mm)
TECHNIQUE: English Paper Piecing (EPP)
Scrap variety

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  1. It is such a delight to see each new block you finish, Frances. This one is very fun with so many different fabrics and the stripes crossing the center. You're getting quite a collection of finished blocks, now.

  2. 53 pieces in a 6" block! I'm impressed. It looks great!

  3. These blocks are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing your journey.

  4. Perfect! Love the center of this one!