I have been toying with the idea of making a Nearly Insane quilt for some time, and managed to track down a book and have started a fabric stash with the intention of starting later this year.
I have also been intrigued by a couple of the quilts which are in The Fabric of Society by Annette Gero, this book is about Australia's quilt heritage and is well worth reading, I have to confess that I have made extensive use of my local library's copy. There are reproduction quilt patterns for some of the quilts (made by Kim McLean) in the book and as luck would have it this quilt was one of them.
Sarah Evans Applique quilt (my photo of a page from The Fabric of Society by Annette Gero)
I haven't seen many versions of this quilt, but Lurline has made one (just scroll down a bit) and also there is one here at Glorious Applique. My first thought was to make it using Kaffe Fassett fabrics, but after thinking about it for a while, I changed my mind and will use reproduction fabrics from my stash, I have cut out some fabric for this quilt, but I don't intend to actually start it until I have finished Flower Garden ........ and then there is this quilt below:
Frederica Josephson quilt (my photo of a page from The Fabric of Society by Annette Gero
and last but not least I am taking part in the Just Takes 2 mystery quilt project and I will be making these blocks in red/red prints and white/cream/off white, which will save me a bit of brain strain as I won't have to think too hard about choosing fabrics.