Friday, October 7, 2011

Roll Roll Cotton Boll is Finished

I finally finished my Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt from last winter - Roll Roll Cotton Boll.  This is a very large quilt with many, many small pieces.  I particularly like the pieced border.  At first, I was somewhat leery of using such an intricately pieced border, but it went together very well and really sets off the rest of the quilt.  I am so glad that I stepped out of my comfort zone to make it. Those of you who follow my blog have seen pictures of it in progress.  Most of the fabric in this quilt is recycled from men's shirts. 
I actually finished the piecing of the quilt last spring.  But, it took me all summer to do the quilting on my Elna sewing machine.  I chose a wreathe pattern to quilt into each string pieced block and into each dark pieced block. There are 30 of each of those blocks in this quilt.  It's hard to see the quilting on the front, but the back shows the quilting very well.

Now I am looking forward to Bonnie Hunter's newest mystery quilt which will begin sometime in November.