Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Roll Roll, Cotton Boll

I had a wonderful Mother's Day with strawberry crepes for breakfast, beautiful roses from my daughter and lots of time to sew. I sewed all weekend, some of you might remember I made these blocks here, This weekend was working on the alternate block for Bonnie's mystery quilt. So much more piecing than I expected and I didn't do Bonnie's method of sewing on paper. I'm soooo glad I decided right from the start not to make the big version. And guess what...... It's not over yet, I still have to piece and add the outer border.
I'm very happy with how this quilt is looking so far, I never would have put this colour combination together on my own.

Happy Quilting.

38 comments:

paulette said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Just love the colour combination!!
Take care!
P

Michele said...

Wow! It's gorgeous! Congratulations!

Needled Mom said...

It sounds like the perfect weekend. The quilt looks great too!

regina said...

félicitations c'est une merveille !!!!!!!
amitiés de France
Régina

Terry said...

I think it's beautiful just the way it is! Maybe you don't really need to piece the border? LOL

Lori said...

I posted my RRCB quilt today too! I love your quilt!

Louise said...

Wendy, it is always such a treat to see what you are working on or have accomplished. Glad you had such a perfect Mother's Day!

Cathy said...

Your quilt is lovely. My top is done but not quilted. I had so much fun doing this quilt. Can't wait to see yours with the border on. Hugs.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful. I think it looks like strawberry crepes!

Shakerwood said...

Well, you are so much farther along than I am. I do have it cut out and have even gotten some of the steps finished. I underestimated the amount of background fabric so I quit when I didn't know what to do about it. May do what you did and just make it smaller.

Looks wonderful!

Rhonda said...

so pretty Wendy!

Karen said...

I think 12 blocks is a perfect size. Almost wish I had done that. 20 blocks is huge, I can't even imagine how big 30 is!! I so love this quilt, and I am so glad I don't have to "covet" everyone else's - I have one of my own!! Great job!

Karen said...

Your Roll Cotton Boll quilt top is looking very good. I have the pattern saved for future use. I have seen the quilt on a couple blogs and all have said it is a lot of sewing. But I think the time spent is well worth the result.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

That quilt is beautiful!!!!!!!!!! Nice job. I love the colors.

Jeanne said...

Wendy, it's looking wonderful!

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh Wendy...I'm smitten! This is so pretty! Also...is your header new today? Perhaps I'm just more "aware" and it caught my eye with today's quilt post.

Piecefulafternoon said...

Of all the versions of this quilt that I've seen, this is definitely my favorite.

Jen said...

This is such a beautiful quilt. I really like the colors. The border will be fabulous on it!

merumo said...

Farbulous quilt top finish! Very nice and springy!! My friend and I are plannning to visit our local crepery place next week. I've tried to make some at home, but never been successful :(

sewkalico said...

It's beautiful!

Karen said...

I remember the post about those blocks, how beautiful the pink, red and green look together. My goodness, you do have a lot of piecing to do...but you are so good at making quilts that I have no doubt how beautiful this quilt must look in person. I think it's one of my favorite quilts you have done. I love the little roses in the cream fabric too.
So glad you had such a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.

Stray Stitches said...

Stunning! Not much more work and you will have a beautifully finished quilt!

Candace said...

That sure is a lot of piecing, but it's oh-so-pretty! Seeing it quilted will be a treat, too!
Cheers!

QBG said...

Darling quilt! You are so close to having the top done. Keep on keeping on!

Darlene said...

Perfect color choices - it's lovely, Wendy.

Cindy said...

Stunning....I just took my RRCB to the Quilters yesterday! This quilt was quite a challenge, but I am thrilled with the outcome!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh yes but it looks good!

Sharon said...

I love this quilt, Lori at Humble Quilts just showed hers off today as well. You are right, it's an interesting combo but it sure works.
I'm glad you got your Jo quilt finished, that is one that's on my list of "to do's"

Teresa said...

Your color and fabric choices make that quilt so inviting - great job!

Quilter Kathy said...

You are so clever! I didn't want to do the string piecing either, but couldn't decided what else to do. I could totally make the alternate blocks Wendy's way! Thanks for the inspiration...I'm going to get that project out again!

Anne-Marie said...

Gorgeous, as always!

Doniene said...

Stunning quilt!! I too would not have thought of the color combo, but it is fresh and appealing.Happy Quilting!!!!

Carole said...

Wow! Lovely! And you chose the smaller size? What's with huge quilts these days? Most BOM are over 100", what gives? Heck, I could hide my bed with a quilt that size! lol Well, your quilt is really lovely!

Maureen said...

I like how you did your alternate blocks. I didn't participate because of the colors and now I wish I had. I guess I could start now, but too many irons in the fire! Yours is really pretty.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Oh, Wendy! This is so gorgeous! Seeing all these RRCB qiilts really makes me want to do one, too.

Carol said...

Wendy it is just wonderful! Glad you had a PERFECT weekend!

Michelle said...

Great job on you RRCB...it's coming along nicely!!

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Your quilt looks sooo great!
Happy weekend,
Laila