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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.

5 comments:

carolyn berroeta said...

You did a very good job of the quilting, specially with a domestic machine. I have my top finished too, but can't decide if I try to quilt it myself on my Janome, or give it out. Congratulations !
Carolyn in France

Candace said...

It's beautiful, and your quilting is awesome.

Nann said...

Your RRCB looks great! I like your color choices and I am in awe of your quilting.

Kathleen said...

I love your quilt! The colors are great and the quilting is wonderful. I have a long arm and can't do that!

desertskyquilts said...

The quilting is beautiful. I can't believe you did it with an Elna baby machine! Great job all around! Did you leave the comment on my blog about catching a ride with Moira?