Monday, January 3, 2011

Roll Roll Cotton Boll

I spent all day Sunday sewing like crazy. I can't believe I actually finished 12 blocks of the mystery quilt. That's plenty of blocks for me, I don't need to make anymore of those tiny HST's (1 1/2" finished). These blocks will be enough to make a lap quilt and I'm very happy with that. I need to decide on the alternate blocks, I don't do well sewing on paper and decided I'll substitute something else, just don't know what that will be right now
This was a fun mystery, I had no idea what the block would look like. I was hesitant about the red all along and wasn't sure how it would work in the block. It's really grown on me and now I love it! I look forward to seeing a few others with blocks completed.


Happy Quilting.

43 comments:

julieQ said...

I love your blocks!! I have 11 of them done now...I am not going to use the string blocks as alternate...I will come up with something!!

ranette said...

Very pretty blocks!

Ann Marie said...

I like your mystery quilt blocks. The more I see of this quilt together, the more I think I might try to finish mine. I was going to just declare it a UFO I'm soooooo far behind.

Cathy said...

Beautiful block and beautiful color combination - I like the scrappy look. There are sure a lot of pieces in those blocks and not sure I want to tackle 1" HSTs! Brave of you to go for it!

Becky said...

Love the block.The colors go well together.
Becky

Loris said...

Your blocks look great. Nice work!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Very pretty blocks Wendy!

Shakerwood said...

Very nice....and I like the juxtaposition with the snow! (How's that for a big word? My brain isn't as mushy as I thought!!)

Lynn said...

love the blocks and fabric choices. It does look like lots of small hst's. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the mystery.

Maureen said...

Love your blocks. I held off, but I may have to start this one.

Vivian said...

Your blocks are so pretty. The pink and red look great together, just in time for Valentine's Day.

Piecefulafternoon said...

Very pretty - I love the colors. I don't know how anyone could do as many blocks as are suggested. I'm not doing the mystery but have many friends that are.

Darlene said...

Wow, I love all your blocks. Can't wait to see the whole thing.

Marié said...

I Love this setting. The Triangles will form a frame around the next block as wel. A centered design like a star on a background will be a good alternative block.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh they look great! I love them.

Michelle said...

Wonderful!! Great job and beautiful blocks!

Meredith said...

Adorable

Celia said...

really nice and a lot of work

LesQuilts said...

Hi! I think your blocks look great! For alternate block, you could find a large print motif on background, maybe poinsettias?, for Christmas?
also those who didn't want to make the little HSTs, what about just a border around the block, maybe a small print that would give the same amount of colour as the HSTs?
I was overwhelmed with the numbers too, but maybe I'll put this quilt pattern on my wish list for the future!
Take care, Leslie

Cheryl said...

I like your idea of setting them differently, although I was intriqued by that strip pieced block. The fabrics you used came out great! I have never done a mystery quilt. Bonnie does some great things with scraps!

Michele said...

Your gorgeous blocks inspired me to trudge on. I stalled on that hst step and was wondering what I would do with all these other pieces. I like your lap quilt idea! I did the string blocks sans paper.

Kristie said...

Very pretty blocks! I'm still working on those half square triangles!!! :( I hope to start piecing my blocks togethere soon.
Kristie

Sharon said...

WOW! these are amazing blocks, nice job! Can't wait to see your finished quilt...beautiful colors.

Lori said...

The blocks are fantastic Wendy! I really think you need to make it queen size! LOL

Terry said...

Your blocks look great! I saved the directions for this one but I haven't even thought about starting it yet.

Michelle said...

Your blocks look awesome! I'm anxious to see what you come up with for a setting. When I had all my center blocks done and laid out, they looked pretty good just like that! :)

Wendi said...

Your blocks look fantastic! I'm still making red hsts and have not made the string blocks so I can't wait to see what you come up with. I'm sure it will be beautiful!

merumo said...

I like your mystery blocks a lot! They look so much fun in their colors. Very nice :)))

Gari said...

You did a wonderful job on Bonnie's blocks. I have a couple of her previous mysteries in my UFO pile and plan to make them into table toppers

Gari said...

You did a wonderful job on Bonnie's blocks. I have a couple of her previous mysteries in my UFO pile and plan to make them into table toppers

Mimi said...

I am loving your blocks!!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love your blocks Wendy!! There going to be pretty in your quilt.

Andra Gayle said...

I make string blocks without a paper backing. Just sew them together and trim them up. It is not hard to do but something else to piece them together with would be great too! I , myself, knew I shouldn't even start this mystery because I still do not have the double delight one put together.

andsewon said...

Love your blocks! Will be a very pretty quilt!I plan to do these at a later date.Did pull fabrics though..;-)
Hugs,
Lola

Nanato4 said...

Wow! I love your colors and how well they play together. I can't wait to see how your finished quilt looks!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Amazing blocks, Wendy! I love the colors, the pattern -- everything!

John'aLee said...

Oh those blocks are wonderful!!

Louise said...

Oh Wendy, those blocks are so great! Love the red..every quilt looks good with some red in it..well almost every quilt..great job. I will look forward to doing this one..You are so far out ahead of me always..

Teresa said...

I think these are some of the prettiest blocks I have seen - very nice! Ah, Lula could be a calendar cat with that picture - she kind of has that Mona Lisa look. Makes you wonder what is she thinking?

Sue-Anne said...

Your blocks look fantastic Wendy. I have seen a couple of these quilts in blogland, some set differently and they all look fantastic.

Quilts And Pieces said...

WOW! Your Cotton Boll blocks look wonderful! I just them!

Carrie P. said...

I love the fabrics you chose to do these blocks in.

Karen said...

Great looking blocks. I've got all the directions, haven't started the first block :(!! But I love seeing all the finished ones starting to pop up! Can't wait to see more.