Monday, April 4, 2011

Is it really "finished"?!?

That's what I'm asking myself. Am I sure its really "done"???

It seems like so long ago when I started with this stack of scrap fabrics. I believe it was only back in December but it seems like much, much longer.

This was the beginning of my version of Bonnie Hunter's 2010 mystery quilt, Roll, Roll Cotton Boll! (AKA Peppermint Hot Fudge Brownie Delight and today I feel like I really need one of those even though its chilly out!)

I sure went through a lot of learning experiences working on this quilt. Let's just say that my new seam ripper got a good work out. I remember nearly giving up when I found out shortly before Christmas that the quilt needed 600 HSTs! When I finally had it all pieced together, I didn't think it was big enough for our bed so I added another narrow green border and a brown border too. I was concerned there'd be some shrinkage because of the machine quilting but I don't think it would have been a problem.
Here's the quilt on our extra bed. My bed has a taller mattress so the quilt won't seem quite so large on it. So ... I thought my version of Bonnie Hunter's RRCB was finished. I even made a quilt label for it and hand stitched it on. I should have known that it couldn't have really been over. Unfortunately, the quilt had to go back to the machine quilter for some touch ups. These were done quite quickly and now ...

I'm happy (very) to say that RRCB/AKA Peppermint Hot Fudge Browne Delight is done, done and done! Time to move on to some of my Works In Progress of which there are many.


Amy said...

This turned out so wonderful! Good job1

Merilyn said...

Wow! what an amazing piece of work!!! What a relief to have it on the bed at last!!! You did a great job and the quilting looks good too!!! You deserve to put your feet up for a day at least before you start on another project!!!

FlourishingPalms said...

Oh wow, Mayleen! This is wonderful! I'm so, so happy for you to be finished with it. What a great accomplishment. I've been plodding along on mine, but ran into difficulties. My five-patch HST strips aren't fitting the sides of each block. I've sewn the sections (block center, and HSTs) on two different sewing machines so I think the quarter-inch seams aren't the same. I'm so disappointed with myself. I'll be doing a lot of unsewing too. But truly, I'm thrilled for you... and I wish I WAS you!

Jackie said...

Hey there Mayleen.
A beautiful quilt dear.
Bravo to you.

Renate Bischoff said...

Congratulation! The RRCB ist very beautiful!!!

liz said...

It is well worth the effort. I admire you for sticking with it.

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

Fabulous!!!! Mayleen, you have such a great eye for mixing scrappies!!!! LOVE IT!