This week I quilted and bound my version of Roll Roll Cotton Boll. I say blue in the title because I have a pink one in the works as well. This makes 10 finishes for the year, and it’s only April. This quilt is also number 1 on my UFO Challenge list which should have been completed in March. But better late than not at all.
All the fabric is completely from Stash. No new purchases to complete this one. Note even batting. It was pieced from leftovers too.
This top took a long time to finish because I really didn’t like the neutral string alternate block. I got the inspiration for the alternate block I chose from the Quiltville Yahoo Group photos. I really like how this turned out and it already has a home.
Size: 56” x 71”
Batting: Warm and Natural pieced
Backing: Purple and Blue pieced
Quilting: Large meander
My blue Roll Roll Cotton Boll is on my Design Wall today. It’s actually been on the wall since last weekend. I’m slowly working through all the border units as leaders/enders for finishing up some other projects.
I’ve pretty much decided to insert the blue inner border. It’s the same fabric as the small triangles and center squares. The one constant in this quilt.
Look here to see what is on everyone else’s wall today.
I started out following Bonnie’s color, but the pink was just really not hitting me right. So after I had most of the pieces done for the pink version, I decided to try it in blues. And, I loved it.
However, once part 7 was revealed, I threw it up on the wall in both color schemes and now I like them both. What’s a girls to do? I will end up making both versions. But not the full size in Bonnie’s instructions. These will be lap quilts.
Now I’m off to scare up some more neutrals. I’ve got a lot more string piecing to do if I’m going to make both versions.
A quick post to show you what’s on my design wall. I’m working on three things at once. Big surprise!!
At the top of the pictures are the Churn Dash blocks I’m using to frame the autographed squares from my niece’s baby shower. She is using a jungle theme in the nursery so the green and gold fit right in with her color scheme.
Below those is just a sampling of Part 1 from Bonnie’s latest mystery that started Friday, Roll Roll Cotton Boll. As I usually do with these mysteries I’ve made half the number of units to see where this is going. I’m following Bonnie’s color scheme so far of pinks and greens, all from stash. I’ve got my browns and neutrals pulled from stash as well. Part 2 is coming up this next Friday. Can’t wait.
And at the bottom of the photo is the beginnings of a Twister Christmas Wreath wall hanging. I got the idea here. I already made a Twister (or Square Dance) quilt earlier this year for a baby boy. So I used the same 6″ size squares so I could reuse the template I made for that first quilt.