I will not give details, but I hope the viruses do not come anywhere near you - and I can promise I have washed my hands and am not breathing or sneezing on the screen. I guess my immune system has been a little on the compromised side already.
I now have 31 of 98 NI blocks done - almost 1/3 :-)
Some Nearly Insane info for those of you interested:
The original quilt is made by Salinda Rupp in the 1870's.
Nearly Insane is a quilt book made by Liz Lois in 2003 based on Salinda Rupp's quilt.
It is not a fancy book and other than a few quilt photos it is in black and white only, with line drawings. The paper is of the cheaper kind.
There are no sewing instructions to speak of, so all in all a book you maybe will pay little attention to in the quilt shop, unless you are a sampler quilt enthusiast, like myself :-) If you are, you will love this book too!
For me, foundation paper piecing is the preferred method.
The blocks finish 6".
The easiest blocks have less than 10 pieces, the most piece intensive block has 229 (!), and I guess it has contributed to giving the book it's name. 229, 181, 152 pieces to 6" blocks - that is nearly insane indeed.
I have done a few blocks before in other colour combinations, but when I saw Reiko's quilt I knew I wanted a red and white NI quilt too!
Reiko's site loads a little slow, but it is definitively worth waiting for.
There is a Yahoo group on this quilt as well. It is not a very active group, but you can find info and if you own EQ5 or EQ6 you can find a project file with all the blocks ready to use on your computer and print in any size.
Now it is late and time for bed - but tomorrow is another good day for doing NI blocks.
Only 2 more weeks before I can lift my fabric boxes again. I can hear some other future projects calling my name too - loud.