Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Roll Roll Cotton Boll

 I finally got the binding on  Roll Roll Cotton Boll, the mystery quilt of Bonnie Hunter's from last November. I had Kathy, my machine quilter to do an all over quilt pattern, since it wasn't going to be the focus of this quilt . It is on my bed right now and I love it. Can you believe this is the largest quilt I've ever made?! Yep, the little doll quilts sure have appeal, but it is fun to have a big one!!

 I had purchased a panel with the coffee "blocks" some time ago. I needed lots of coffee to keep up with Bonnie on this one so I thought it was appropriate to put them on the back.
Carol put a call out for patriotic pillowcases. Can you believe I've never made a pillowcase before today? Here are the two I'm sending. That was a lot of fun and didn't take a huge amount of time. Maybe you'd like to help?

Linda, at Quilts in the Barn is collecting signature blocks for a raffle quilt. All the money raised will be donated to Breast Cancer Research. I made mine today but forgot to take a photo. Linda and her friends raised over $10,000 last year for this cause! So many "small" things can turn into something huge! Check it out if you would like to make a signature block.

If you'd like to see what I did on Mother's Day check out my other blog! I had a blast!!

61 comments:

  1. that's one of the prettiest quilts i've ever seen! just lovely!

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  2. I really love the RRCB quilt! I have seen a lot of them on various blogs and wish I could have made it, but too many other things going on. The pillowcases are very pretty and patriotic! The polka dots made a good border too.

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  3. Your RRCB quilt looks sooo good. I still need to sew my RRCB blocks into a top. They went into a pile for me to "work on later" but I think I will have to get going on them soon.

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  4. Congrats on finishing the quilt, the pillowcases and the run. Good for you! I ran a little in my 20's, but even then could feel it in my knees. No more for me, but I love to walk. I can see RRCB looking great on a bed. Yours is beautiful! Those pillowcases are on my list of things to do. Might have to buy some fabric for them. Also for the Jo Morton blocks. I couldn't find fabric in my stash that I was sure was JM.

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  5. your quilt is Bee-yoo-tee-ful!!!!

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  6. Lori...I just love this quilt! Congrats on finishing a "big" one.

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  7. The quilt looks fabulous Lori. Those coffee panels are a perfect finish.

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  8. Yea for you!! I am right behind you. I must say that without seeing your pictures and others, I would not have tackled this quilt. And mine is not as big as yours. Isn't it really pretty in person?? Great job!!

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  9. I just printed the directions for Bonnie's quilt. I LOVE yours!!

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  10. Oh my goodness, your quilt is gorgeous. That's a lot of piecing!

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  11. Your RRCB quilt is stunning! Love those pillowcases...I hope Carol has a good response.

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  12. That is a beautiful quilt.
    Love your pillow cases. I need to make mine, never made them either, but have a basic pattern to get the dimensions right.

    Debbie

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  13. Your Roll quilt turned out just gorgeous!! I think the quilting is perfect! The coffee on the backing is great! I'll be making my first pillow cases too! :-)

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  14. I absolutely love RRCB - I am going to have to make one for myself one of these days. I have never made a pillowcase either! I have my fabric picked out - just need to put them together - such a great cause.

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  15. I still have to put the border on my RRCB...am holding off until my guild's retreat in June so I will have plenty of space to work. This is a really large quilt! Yours came out beautiful! (not sure there is enough coffee in America for me to keep up with Bonnie!)

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  16. Wow it looks gorgeous and big. I didn't need a big quilt, I'm impressed that you stuck to it.

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  17. Your RRCB quilt is a beauty. The border looks quite challenging but it's really striking.

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  18. Lori it is so beautiful. My top is finished but not sure when I can get it quilted. I know what you mean about the coffee. It was tough keeping up with Bonnie. Hugs

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  19. I love your big quilt. The small ones are great for fast satisfaction and changing them out in decorating but everyone needs some big quilts to snuggle under. Smart move to use the panel on the back. I was just examining my stash last night and decided I would do some pieced backs to use up some of the more "unique" fabrics I own.

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  20. Your RRCB is gorgeous! How fun to have the coffee panels on the back--and exciting you're going on Bonnie's cruise as her assistant!

    I also volunteered to make two pillowcases. I've made shams and pillows but never any pillowcases either!

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  21. Beautiful! How pretty is must look on your bed. What a fun experience.

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  22. Fabulous! I love the look of this quilt. Great work. Now I really need to get back to mine. :0

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  23. I'm surprised you've never made a quilt this size before. It's what all the classes did when I was learning! Back then, no one did doll quilts. Amazing, looking back on it.

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  24. Just finished telling Wendy at Snippets of a Quilter that you are both so much farther ahead of me. I did cut it out and even started some blocks. Don't think there is enough coffee in the world to keep up with Bonnie, though. Congrats on such a wonderful finish!

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  25. The 2nd blog today with a Roll Cotton Boll quilt on it. Makes me want to go to the sewing room and sew and sew so I can have one too. A very good scrappy quilt. The border is wonderful and adds so much to the design.

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  26. Very beautiful! And the quilting looks good. Gratulation to the finished quilt.

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  27. It's absolutely beautiful!! So much work...and so worth it.

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  28. Lovely work on your RRCB! and the pillowcases as well. Need to pull my fabrics out and get started on the pillowcases too. Nice work!

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  29. It's so pretty! Love your pink and green colors. I wish I'd made one, but after being burned by a couple of mystery quilts, I was afraid of trying another; darn.

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  30. the RRCB quilt is so pretty ~ love the colors~!!~
    pieced backs are fun and yours tells a fun part of the "story" of this quilt.

    that cruise sounds fabulously fun too.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  31. I love it! I bet it's wonderful on your bed. I just love using the quilts I make.

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  32. With your beautiful finish and the others I'm seeing here and there, I know the RRCB quilt would be well worth the time, if I just get myself started on it. And seeing the coffee blocks on the back confirms my option 200%. It's a stunner, front to back.
    Patriotic pillowcases on my to-do list -- soon. I just have to pick out the fabric from my patriotic stash.

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  33. Lori, I've seen quite a few of the Roll Roll Cotton Boll quilts on the internet, but yours is one of the prettiest! I love it! I promised to make some pillow cases, too, and I think I will get them finished tonight!

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  34. Wow, look how many comments you got! Cotton Boll is GORGEOUS.

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  35. That quilt turned out beautiful. Love the coffee panel on the back. I have also made my siggy block and sent it on its way last week. What a great effort for these ladies.

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  36. What a great quilt! Your fabrics look great!

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  37. This quilt is wonderful! And the border piecing just sets it off perfectly...love it!

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  38. Great finish on the Cotton Boll quilt. I bet it looks great on your bed.

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  39. A lovely big and busy quilt! JUst fabulous. Great work on the pillowcases too.

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  40. Your RRCB is gorgeous. Mine went to the quilters yesterday. I can't wait to see it finished and on my bed! Enjoy your quilt....

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  41. Oh wow! Your Bonnie quilt looks wonderful!

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  42. I love this quilt, really wonderful ! XO

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  43. Love your new quilt and congratulations on the finish. The backing fabric is great - love backings with a sense of humor! Nice pillowcases for a lucky recipient! You have been busy!

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  44. Well done! It looks awesome and you'll be so glad to put it to use after all, a doll quilt can't keep you warm, lol. I love the pillowcases, I found they were a lot easier to make than what I thought initially.

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  45. Your RRCB is just fantastic. I am still making string blocks. 40 done 20 to go. I have the center of the other blocks all together. It will be a while before I finish.
    Cute pilowcases too.

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  46. Congratulations! Your quilt is fabulous!

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  47. Roll roll, cotton boll turned out grate. And you are right, this design doesn't need outstanding quilting, the patterns and colors do it all!

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  48. Your quilt turned out gorgeous! I like the simple overall quilting.

    The pillow cases are just perfect! :)

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  49. Fabulous Finish! It looks incredible, don't you love it?

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  50. How satisfying to have this completed and on your bed to keep you warm!!! A great achievement!!!! It looks wonderful!!!

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  51. Love the back - love the front too, lol!

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  52. oh Lori I just love it.
    I am not a mystery quilt person but wow now that I see this quilt done and in these colors I think I have to make it as well. job well done my friend!
    Love the back and well....coffee who doesn't love coffee?
    so nice of you to make pillowcases too, I looked around and didn't have any suitable fabric so I think a trip to the quilt shop to make a few is in order!
    Kathie

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  53. Wonderful! This is a spectacular quilt! Love the name, too! Did you use the tube method of pillowcase making...it is so fun! Hugs, Pam

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  54. Gorgeous with a capital G Well done!!!

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  55. Great finish! Yours is one of the prettiest RRCB quilts I have seen.

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  56. The cotton boll quilt is just lovely. Wonderful of Bonnie to share her designs and inspire us. Glad you are enjoying it!

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  57. This quilt is fantastic! I love the idea of using scraps and creating a work of art...gorgeous!

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  58. This quilt is fantastic! I love the idea of using scraps and creating a work of art...gorgeous!

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