Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Full Steam Ahead!

Progress on Bonnie Hunter's latest mystery quilt,
"Roll Roll Cotton Boll"!

All of the blocks are pieced and this afternoon I started sewing the rows together. Since the quilt is large, it needs a lot of space and so here it is laid out on our living room floor.

I'd like to get the rows sewn together tomorrow, square the top and start looking through my stash of green fabrics for possible border fabrics. I may not have enough of one fabric so do you think a scrappy narrow border would look good? No problem if I have to go to the quilt store as I need backing fabric for it anyway. I'll brave the really cold wind chills we're having for a trip to the LQS for some show and tell and shopping therapy!

Of course, there's one more step to this mystery quilt - the pieced final border. Its definitely going to take me some time but if I'm really dilligent and nothing happens to keep me from my sewing machine, I might be able to finish the quilt top by the end of the week. I am certainly hoping so anyway!

Bonnie Hunter has named this quilt "Roll Roll Cotton Boll" but today whenever I looked at the colors, I kept thinking "Peppermint Hot Fudge Brownie Delight", a hot fudge sundae made with peppermint ice cream served on a warm brownie. Mmmmmm, my favorite! I think I can identify better with a hot fudge sundae than a cotton boll so maybe a name change is in the works for my version!


  1. WOW... your quilt is beautiful. Now I know why we have not heard from you much in blogland recently. Have fun shopping. It is bitterly cold here too, we have snow and a lot of wind.

  2. It looks stunning. Congratulations on finishing it. I'd say keep the border(s) simple so that the quilt itself shows up.

  3. You have been a very busy lady! Mayleen, this quilt is simply gorgeous! I absolutely love it. Once again, you're a wonderful inspiration for me. Gosh, once I get my January must-finish quilts quilted and bound, I'll definitely return to RRCB. You've made me want to keep going. Thank you, thank you for sharing!

  4. This looks awesome! your contrasts are great.

  5. Whatever you call it, I call it delicious. What a really fantastic quilt.

  6. LOVE the fabrics you chose for this quilt
    very pretty and oh love your name for it too!
    thanks for sharing it with us
    I am tempted to make this too

  7. It looks fantastic Mayleen - lots of piecing there.

  8. Your quilt looks great. I've only done the blocks and need to get back at it. Love your new name, I was thinking of something with Peppermint swirls would be fitting.