Sunday, April 3, 2011

Roll Roll Cottonboll top done; Hopscotch started

Measuring at 95" x 110", Roll Roll Cottonboll top is complete. It's big. Very big. And will be perfect for my our king-size bed. I'm not sold on the 4.5" blue outer border, but I didn't want to stay-stitch around the edge of the quilt in order to pin it to my frame. One thing for sure...I am GLAD I have a frame that will fit this baby! I actually measured the length of my frame---about 125". So, I'll be able to load this sideways to reduce as much bulk as possible on the take-up bar.

Like I said yesterday....a little bit here and a little bit there....and the top just slowly came together. Once those string blocks and the HSTs were complete, it sped up a bit, but still probably the most time-consuming quilt top I've ever made to date.

With some downtime last night, I pulled out Bonnie's Adventures with Leaders and Enders book to see if there was a perfect pattern for the 4-patches I tidied yesterday. Sure enough....

So, I started pulling scraps from my 1.5" box. {{The pattern calls for 2" strips, but I modified it to fit the smaller 4-patches I had pieced.}} These blocks will finish at 6", and I don't have any preset notion of how large I'll make this quilt. I don't have any yellow/cheddar/orange as suggested in Bonnie's pattern, but I have had this copper fabric in my stash for over a year. I think it may be the ticket; definitely will be ideal for a boy/male/gentleman's quilt.

I haven't included any numbers of these blocks into my stash report yet. I'll wait until I have all the blocks pieced. But, I did add a bit (removed a bit) due to adding the borders to RRCB and the baby quilt I pieced last week.

Stash Report: March 21 - April 3
Used/week: 3.875 yds
Purch/week: 0.0 yds

Used/year: 46.625 yds
Purch/year: 11.0 yds

Net Used: 35.625 yds

Happy Sunday.


Jackie said...

Wow! That IS big! It looks wonderful.

Andee said...

It looks fabulous! Seriously, very motivating for me as I plod on to the second string pieced block! Also, I am sitting here with all three of Bonnie's books and have been browsing through them today...and you picked another from one!

Anonymous said...

Ohh, the quilt is fantastic, and so very large! Love the colors you used.
Rose in MN

Quilter Kathy said...

Congrats on finishing this great quilt top! I really like the outside blue border!
Neat pattern for your 4 patches!

Alycia said...

I love it! And I love the new start. that quilt looks fun!

Rabid Quilter said...

It seems the quilts that are the most time-consuming are the ones that are the most spectacular--as YOURS is! I've seen a lot of these Bonnie Hunter quilts and they are all outstanding! I'm looking forward to her next one but I hope I'm not too terribly tempted to make it--LOL!!

Amanda said...

Wow, that quilt looks lovely, but I don't envy you the amount of time it must have taken.

Julie said...

Love it! Hopscotch is interesting to me...I have a bunch of leader ender 4 patches in a sack.

Candace said...

Your RRCB is spectacular. I love the blue border myself. Is it me, or does anyone else feel when they look at the RRCB's that even though they are a million pieces the over all effect is more simple and calm than many of Bonnie's patterns. Or maybe I'm just crazy, lol. Your Hopscotch is going to be beautiful also.