Saturday, May 24, 2008

Finally there !

This afternoon I finished my Nearly Insane quilt !!
These blocks are 6" and the whole quilt is 98 blocks, with 2 half blocks counted as 1.

The quilt is machine quilted by Catherine Timms in Ontario, Canada. She does lovely work, as you see.
I had the pleasure of bringing the quilt home from Canada a month ago.

My beloved grand-cat offered her expertise in quilt inspection when I did the last inches of the binding :-)

What is next ?
Civil War Diary blocks, Dear Jane blocks in blue and brown, Dear Jane stitchery......

Never a dull moment here in my sewing corner :-)

62 comments:

  1. That is absolutely gorgeous!! I have enjoyed watching you progress on this quilt and now, finally share in your completion. Congrats on finishing such a difficult quilt.

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  2. Your quilt is exquisite. I know you must be very proud of such an accomplishment. The quilting is beautiful, also.

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  3. Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous! What a work of art!

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  4. Wow! That's about all I can say! Wow... it's beautiful.

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  5. Hanne, I don't know what to say, the NI is so gorgeous....
    and I see that dear grand-cat love it too.........and you know I love that cat

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  6. Hanne, That quilt is beautiful! Just beautiful! I bet it is a relief to have it finished. It was worth every minute you put into it. Great job!

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  7. beautiful Hanne.........such an achievement........the journey has now ended........

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  8. Dette teppet er bare helt nydelig!

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  9. All I can say is just lovely. It is so beautiful.

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  10. Your Nearly Insane quilt is just stunning !

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  11. It's so beautiful! Are you going to enter it into shows?

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  12. What an achievement - congratulations! Like Vicky I'd also like to know if you plan on entering it in any competitions ... if you do don't forget we want to see the ribbons!

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  13. This is one simply stunning quilt Hanne, you must feel so proud of yourself. I love that we've shared your journey step by step.
    *hugs*
    Tazzie
    :-)

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  14. Hanne - I have lurked along while you created the NI quilt and I am absolutely blown away. What an incredible accomplishment! I love your decision to do this as a two-color quilt. I know I'll never have the ability or the persistence to do such a stunner. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  15. Super achievement and your grand-cat looks adorable! :o)

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  16. I'm not really impartial because I love red but... How beautiful your NI is !

    Paule

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  17. Just one word........... AMAZING!!!!
    You've done a marvellous job on this quilt.

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  18. Ett helt utrolig flott teppe!!

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  19. Your quilt is absolutely stunning. Definitely a blue ribbon winner in all respects. Thank you for sharing the creation of this work of art.

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  20. After all the work...you finally have one amazing quilt...congratulations!!

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  21. Oh, you've finished the binding!! And it looks so great!! Just fabulous! I really look forward to seeing it for real on Wednesday! May I touch it???? *lol* Enjoy your masterpiece!

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  22. Utrolig. Helt sikkert verdt å bli nesten sprø for.

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  23. How wonderful!!! I remeber when you started this project. What a victory!!! Congratulations

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  24. Congratulations on completing this insane project. What an accomplishment! It is beautiful. I love the red and white.

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  25. Oh it is simply spectacular!!! A great project done so well and completed beautifully! You should be very proud of yourself!

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  26. Incredible - it's breathtaking!

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  27. What an amazing accomplishment. I followed along as you put together the blocks, so to see it come together is so inspiring! Now I want to go dig out one of my unfinished projects and turn it into an actual quilt. It is truly stunning!

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  28. What a breathtaking view!! This is so beautiful I cannot find words. And bhw, did you take the paintbrush to Abyquilt's place today? I was too far away...

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  29. Teppet er bare nydelig. Det er godt jobba i helga, Hanne, du ble ferdig.

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  30. Stunning, truly stunning, one of the nicest quilts I think I have seen, you must be very proud.

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  31. Hanne, this is the most astonishing & beautiful quilt I have ever seen. Warm congratulations to you. You have created a masterpiece.

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  32. Magificent quilt! Congratulations.

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  33. Anonymous12:59 pm

    Liz Lois has another book out: it's called almost nuts or something like that. I guess one nutty/insane quilt is enough! It's beautifull!

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  34. Oh my, it is beautiful.

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  35. This is drop-dead gorgeous! I'm working on a Dear Jane quilt and this has me wishing I had done it in one color. I like the spots of color where the sashing pieces meet. I might use your idea. Congratulations!

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  36. teppet ditt er virkelig et syn for øyet! aldeles nydelig. For et arbeid! Det ble kjempefint quiltet også!

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  37. Utrolig lekkert! Rett og slett fantastisk!

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  38. Wow, this quilt is absolutely wonderful/stunning. You're not crazy, you're a genius. Congratulations!

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  39. Nearly Insane looks fantastic, even better than I imagined. The quilting is superb and I am so glad that your grand cat approved!

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  40. Wow, this quilt is absolutely beautifil!
    Kind regards,

    Sonnja & Beertje Zonn
    from the Netherlands

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  41. I am speechless, your quilt is absolutely stunning!

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  42. It's a great work!!!!!
    Fantastic!!!!!
    Grazia

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  43. Hanne, the quilt is absolutely stunning!

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  44. Love your quilt. I see so many lovely quilts in blogland but your NI is one of my absolute favourites. Thank you so much for sharing. Looks like Grandcat agrees with me.

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  45. Hanne, your red and white quilt is stunning, lovely job! Sharyn

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  46. Oh WOW most quilters would never attempt something so complex - what a grand accomplishment! Hane, you should be so proud! I hope you make a quilt label for it telling of its journey - and that you made it so that future generations will know of the quilt’s history! ;)

    I especially love the red and white colors together..... most dear Jane’s that I see these days are too busy with so many colors. I like yours best! Oh, Hane, I think it should be featured in a quilt magazine! :)

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie

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  47. Stunning! Love that it's all 2 colors.

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  48. I just love this quilt. Make sure you cat takes care of it!

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  49. WOW, what a beautiful quilt. I love the name Nearly Insane. I had not heard of this quilt before. I just love the red and white. I'm sure if I pieced all of those peices I would be insane!

    Just BEAUTIFUL. The quilting looks amazing too!

    Job well done!!!

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  50. Anonymous9:42 am

    wow your quilt looks great, what a treasure.
    Thank you for sharing

    cheers
    Christine

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  51. Stunning...Striking...Superb an accomplishment to be very proud of indeed Hanne.

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  52. Congratulations on finishing your NI, Hanne! I've never seen anything like it...it's absolutely gorgeous!!! You must be so very proud...I know I would be!!
    Hope you have a nice summer!
    Hugs, Mary Ann

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  53. Oh my heavens!! That quilt is absolutely stunning. I just was browsing your older posts and saw this. BEAUTIFUL!

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  54. Wow, I am very impressed! Not only is it beautiful, it was clearly a lot of very painstaking work.

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  55. ¡Maravilloso este NI rojo! ¡Perfecto! Enhorabuena.
    Greetings from Spain.

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  56. Fernande Authuys8:43 am

    Wonderfull ! I like it, Fernande (Beligum)

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  57. Hej Hanne!

    What an Amazing quilt! I am in the process of designing a red and white quilt for a quilt show in California later this year and your quilt has inspired me! Thank you for sharing your beautiful quilt!!! (((HUGS)))

    Lynette in Sweden

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  58. What a beautiful quilt. And a challenge for me. I love 2 color quilts. :)

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  59. What a beautiful quilt. And a challenge for me. I love 2 color quilts. :)

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