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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Roll Roll Cotton Boll

Today must be the day for mystery quilt reveals. Two of my bloggy friends are showing their quilts - Lori from Humble Quilts and Wendy from Snippets of a Quilter. I normally don't like to do a quilt that someone else has already done, but I made an exception this time and I'm so glad I did - this is a beautiful quilt. I took this picture out in the backyard a little while ago. My string pieced blocks are not quite as light as this.
In my last post I was concerned about how the border would go on with all those pieces and seams. I must say the border went on perfectly. Bonnie's directions for doing the corners was brilliant!!! The only glitch was that I had made too many units and had to rip and then my first corner went on wrong and I had to rip. After that it was smooth sailing.

Here's my kitty, the red fabric in the center. I can not tell you how happy I am that I did this quilt, and how pretty it is in person. The fact that it is 100% free is still very satisfying to me.

I would encourage anyone who wants to use up scraps and stash and know ahead of time that you will end up with a great quilt to jump in!! I hope to get this basted soon. I will be machine quilting it on my home machine, this will be the biggest quilt I've ever quilted. We'll see how that goes.

Until next time,

-Karen

21 comments:

Linda said...

Beautiful, Karen. Simply beautiful. I am so envious that you've managed to finish your quilt top! And what are your dimensions that are so large? Will you have to purchase backing fabric, or do you have that in your stash too!?

Karen said...

Good finish, Karen. I saw Lori's & Wendy's quilts earlier today. Funny that you would all post pictures on the same day. Now what are you going to be working on?

Nicole said...

That is just gorgeous. What a fabulous finish. I love every choice you made!

Darlene said...

It's fabulous, Karen. I love it.

Pokey said...

It is pretty, I've not seen one of these done that isn't a neat finish. How satisfying to have the top completed, good luck on the quilting!
:-}pokey

Carla said...

What a great quilt, Karen! I think that it is one of Bonnie's best designs, don't you?

MamaT said...

It's beautiful! What an accomplishment! I know you're so proud of it.

QuiltSue said...

It is absolutely stunning. I love the colours and can't wait to see it quilted.

Brenda said...

Wow, that is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie said...

Fantastic!!!

Quilt Hollow said...

It is a beautiful finish! Congrats!

Carol said...

Lovely, just lovely.

Kathie said...

just beautiful this is one mystery quilt I do want to make
doing mystery quilts is just not my thing!
This quilt is beautiful great job!
Kathie

kjquilts said...

Really wonderful quilt! And, free is always good!

Rose Marie said...

It is lovely and a completed top is such a good thing and even better when it is from stash!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Unbelievably gorgeous! I really enjoyed seeing this in person and looking at all the wonderful fabrics. You did such a great job putting this together!

Liz said...

I've just "stumbled" upon your blog, and I will have to tell you that quilt is goregeous! I'm familiar with Bonnie H. @ quiltville and have done a few of her quilts... your's is fabulous!

Lori said...

It is fantastic! I too was surprised at how easy the border went on. Bonnie is a genious!

Terry said...

It's absolutely beautiful! :0)

Vivian said...

This is a beautiful quilt, and I'm encouraged to try it every time I see the photos and read the comments about another top being finished. It's fantastic that you were able to make such a beauty without buying new fabric
Well done, Karen!

Carol said...

That is truly an amazing quilt! Just BEAUTIFUL!