Sunday, March 6, 2011

Crazy and Obsessed

Have you ever noticed the number of quilting blogs that have the word "crazy" in them? I think I've used that word several times for the titles of blog posts as well as in the title of my blog. My sister, who no longer blogs, used the word "obsessed" in her title. Today and for the past couple of months, I've felt both crazy and obsessed. About my baby jane. Have you noticed? I'm purposely shirking all other projects in a fairly focused (as much as that is possible for me) attempt to finish her up!

I began this journey in October of 2007 and of course, thought I could get it done much faster than I have. Of course, we never know what the Lord has in store for us. So that may have been my plan, but He had other plans for me. So, having cancer and going through those treatments sidelined me for a good 8 or 9 months from the project. It wasn't that I couldn't, it was more that the desire had been sucked right out of me. I really felt I needed to be on my knees before Him, rather than playing with fabric. Then, I've also taken breaks at Christmastime each year to make presents.

But now, I'm down to having only 25 blocks and 6 triangles left to make. How exciting is that? It makes me truly Crazy and Obsessed! Problem is, working full time and going to school part-time (Anatomy, which takes up easily 10 hours per week) really makes it tricky to get much done on this baby! I really wish I could finish her up in the next couple of weeks, but that is not possible, unfortunately! The goal is to have all blocks and triangles done by the end of May and take June to put it all together and get her sent off to the quilter's. OOOOH, I wish I could wave a wand and have this DONE!

So now that you know how I'm are some photos of the latest progress. The blocks are all from row K. The first is K5, called Passing Through, is paper and regular pieced and has 14 pieces. I did the outer white sections with Y seams and have puckers, so these might need to be redone:/

This next one is one I've wanted to do for a long time! It's K7 and is called Rose of Sharing, has 8 pieces and was pieced and appliqued. You can see that I've started putting sashings on some of my blocks.
 This next picture is of a block that was actually made years ago, but since I brought it out to sash, thought I'd take a photo of it for you. It is K8, called Springbrook Park, has 23 pieces and was paper pieced.
 This next one is K1, called Crooked Creek, was rotary cut and pieced and has 24 pieces.
This one was made watching TV the other night (a rare occasion anymore). It is K6, Ann's Folly, was paper pieced and has 33 pieces. I love polka dots, don't you?

This is my last corner kite. It is the bottom right corner and has no name that I can find. It was paper pieced and appliqued and has 19 pieces the way I've done it. It's good to have the corners done. I'm thinking about just finishing all the triangles up next. What do you think???

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Happy stitching and good luck on your own crazy obsessions!


  1. I think quilting is very easy to be obsessed with! I am still waiting on the abric for my first quilt and I think I am already starting to become obsessed!
    I love the Ann's foly square - beautiful.

  2. Your blocks are absolutely beautiful. What an inspiration for those of us who have finished exactly 5 blocks so far!

    One of the ones we finished is Ann's Folly. I just love making that was easy!

    Check out our progress and leave us some tips and tricks you have picked up at

  3. Wonderful. I really like #3 & #5.

  4. Great job I like the purple duck fabric.