I have never been more happy to be ready to work on the last block of a quilt! I started this Roll Roll Cotton Boll project as part of a Bonnie K. Hunter mystery in December 2010 which rolled over into the first part of 2011. If any of you have done this mystery and… Continue reading Roll Roll Buzz Saw – The Last Buzz Saw Prickly Pear Block!!!
I am plugging away at the Roll Roll Cotton Boll/Bonnie Hunter quilt I now call Roll Roll Buzz Saw. I'm sure there's a better name for it. You can see how the neutral of the half square triangle around the Prickly Pear Blocks melds into the string blocks creating that 'buzz saw' effect. This is… Continue reading Roll Roll Buzz Saw Progress
This is the Roll Roll Cotton Boll mystery quilt I started along with so many others during the Holidays of 2010 and the beginning of 2011. This was as far as I got before I realized I'd made a mistake in my placement of the red and white half square triangles. My Roll Roll was… Continue reading Tackling a UFO (Unfinished Object!)
I'm skipping around. I have only completed 6 of the Prickly Pear blocks. That's 6 out of 30! Yikes. Those Prickly Pears are kinda of a pain to put together. There are a lot of seams and I have to steam open a lot of them in order for the block to lay flat and… Continue reading Quiltville’s Roll Roll Cotton Boll – Part 4 – Skipping Around
The String blocks are up next. This is a photo of what two string blocks sliced on the diagonal and then re-sewn back together will look like. We need 30 of these units for the quilt which means we have to make 60 smaller string blocks that measure 8-1/2" square. After I had completed about… Continue reading Quiltville’s Roll Roll Cotton Boll – Part 3,The String Blocks and How I made these in a jiffy!
The 1st clue is complete. I finished cutting up the 172 segments this morning. It didn't take long to get that one finished as I already had 120 complete. Aren't they purty? So now it's on to Clue 2. What I just need to do is finish cutting apart my paper templates. I have them… Continue reading Quiltville’s Roll Roll Cotton Boll Quilt – Part 2
YES! Though after getting the third clue of the mystery I was a little deflated in my enthusiasm. I'll explain... I decided to get in on the mystery quilt being published over at Quiltville.com. This is the same designer that did the Carolina Christmas Mystery from a year ago. I LOVE that quilt so with… Continue reading So if you start a mystery quilt do you have to finish?