Saturday, May 7, 2011

Roll roll cotton boll mystery done!

I finally finished my Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt.  She has a blog, and this was her latest mystery.  I usually don't do quilts where I have no idea how it'll turn out, but this one caught me.  Well, in my fit of " I need to finish some of these quilts that I have started before I even think of starting another one" , I finished putting this one together.  
Here I am trimming the edges to square up the top before adding the inner border. 

These are the outer borders being pieced.  I wondered what I was sewing and cutting the strips together for.  But, it was all worth it for this:
I can't believe how big this is!  I hope I can fit it on my frame.  It's going to be a tight fit for sure.  But, I absolutely love it.  Can't wait to quilt it. 
In other news, this is our newest family member:

Meet Hiro, our new puppy.  He's 8 weeks old, a chiluala miniature daschund mix, 3 lbs. sopping wet!  We have been wanting to get another dog, but I wanted to wait at least a year after losing our other dogs. ( Our older one passed away, and the other went with my brother).  We needed to grieve.  He's so cute, and lovable.  My daughter is so very happy.  Anyway, that's the news for today.  I hope to have a tutorial up soon on freezer paper applique.  (yes, I have started on a new project, I could hear the laughter when I said I was finishing other projects first).  Til then, happy quilting! Marianne


  1. You misspelled "Chihuahua"........
    Felt the need to correct that :)

  2. What a fantastic quilt. You know I'm a sucker for scrap quilts, and this one is outstanding. Wow.

    The puppy is a cutie.