Simple Insanity

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There's been a whole lot of sewing going on at my house. I've been finishing up old quilt tops like crazy. I've never felt so inspired to finish things's amazing!

One driver is that I have one pile of stuff that doesn't have a home in the studio. That pile moves from the sewing table to the floor to the chair to the laundry basket back to the sewing table...on and on for two years now. I'm just sick of it! I've been working to reduce the contents of my studio just enough so that everything has a home. And just this morning, I did it! I ironed the last piece of fabric that was waiting for months (in the pile!) to be ironed.

There's more to do, though. Everything may have a home but that home is not necessarily in the best location. But someday! I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

One of the quilt tops I came thisclose to finishing this weekend is one I started FOUR years ago. It's a red/orange/pink version of Completely Cauchy's Simple Insanity quilt. What a quilt, right?? Mine doesn't even come close to replicating the beauty and sparkle of the original. But at least mine is almost done and that makes me very happy!

The design for the other quilt top was inspired by scraps left over from another quilt I made a while back. I had a million 4" pieces that I was planning to sew into a coin quilt. But when the time came, I didn't feel like making a coin quilt. So I put the strips on the diagonal and fell in love. Of course, I didn't have enough scraps to finish this design so I had to make more scraps (sigh) just to finish this top...but it was worth it. I totally love how this turned out and I was able to make a much bigger top than I had originally planned.

Next I'll be working on a quilt I started way back in 2009 and a patchwork Liberty quilt. I can't wait for the weekend!!


  1. you are on a roll! i hate having to make more scraps too. though i have so many now that i could probably make many tops just from scraps without having to create more.


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