Friday, 11 April 2014

Nearly Insane Quilt - Block 27 LeMoyne Star

Nearly Insane Quilt - Block 27
Nearly Insane Quilt - Block 27
If I am honest, the star blocks in the Nearly Insane quilt have not been my favourite.  Block 27, a Le Moyne Star, has just 16 pieces, but I still managed to mess up cutting out the asymmetric star points, not once, but twice!  I am hoping to learn by my mistakes ...   Putting it together was fine, and in keeping with the new regime, it has been labelled and logged.

Nearly Insane Quilt - Block 27
Nearly Insane Quilt - Block 27
You may be able to see that I have also used the pearlescent spot Holly Holderman fabric as the neutral to add a bit of interest.  It had temporarily moved out of my Nearly Insane fabric stash to join my Celtic Solstice stash, and it took the recent sort out to bring it back to the fold.

As you know, I always keep statistics for each of my blocks, stating the largest and smallest piece.  Whilst there are different shapes in this block, they all have exactly the same area, so are all the same size.

I am enjoying a bit of an Easter break, so we all get to benefit from more sewing and more blogging from Fabadashery.  I am keen to do a non-Nearly insane project - I will keep you posted.

SMALLEST PIECE: Square 1 1/2" (38mm) x 1 1/2" (38mm)
LARGEST PIECE: Square 1 1/2" (38mm) x 1 1/2" (38mm)
TECHNIQUE: English Paper Piecing (EPP)
Chloe's Closet 30's Playtime - Red Flowers
Polka Party III by Holly Holderman, Lakehouse Drygoods (#03035)
Red Garden Pindot by Michael Miller Fabrics 


  1. very pretty, I love your color choices!!!

  2. What a lovely, lovely LeMoyne Star. I have trouble getting those points together, maybe it isn't an issue with paper piecing - do you do the pieces in pairs and then join the two halves?

  3. visiting from crazy mum quilts. Lovely block, worth all the fussing to get it right.

  4. The LeMoyne start is one of my favorites. Congrats on tackling such a big project and good luck!!