Friday, August 17, 2012

Bowls with Borders Blog Hop


Welcome to the Bowls with Borders Blog HopMadame Samm and Carol from Just Let Me Quilt have put together another amazing blog hop!  Over 165 bloggers are participating in this hop, which takes place over 28 days.  Almost a whole month of bowls.  Wow!  I'm excited to be a part of such a great event!


If you are just starting the hop with my blog, I hope you'll take a minute and hop on over to the other bloggers who have exciting new bowls for you to explore.  I'm sharing today with:

August 17th

 And, if that's not enough bowls, you can go back and visit the great "bowlers" from previous days, and of course check in every day for the rest of the month to see what folks have cooked up.

And before I forget, many, many thanks to Regina Grewe for her pattern Piling Up!, which she generously donated to everyone who participated.  Thank you Regina!  I had fun working with your cool pattern.  While you are there, check out some of her other patterns.  There are several adorable patterns to purchase, and some are even free.  Not to mention a bunch of tips and tricks for successful paper piecing, a lovely gallery of items made with her patterns, and a whole wealth of other information.  Regina, you are the best!

Now before we get started, I just want to encourage you to read to the end of the post.  I'm not telling you that you have to....  I'm just saying it might be a good idea to do so.  (Yes, that might very possibly have been a hint.)
My first bowl
 When I started out, I had no idea what I was doing.  AND I had no idea what I was going to do with this project.  Honestly, my first goal was to successfully make a bowl.  I have been quilting a long time, but paper piecing has always intimidated me, and I still don't consider myself very good at it.  There's something about thinking inside out and backwards that befuddles my brain every time.  Add to that the fact that I am working on the paper, not the fabric, and it kind of blows my mind.  But after a few false starts, I came up with my first bowl.  It turned out OK.

So, I added another.

And another.

Hey!  The bowls really are Piling Up!!!



And finally, I had an idea of what to do with them.  It required a little ripping...  See that white strip at the bottom of bowl #1?  It had to go.

Back to eighteen 25 for a cool new font.  This one is called - you guessed it - Cut The Paper.  (If you haven't explored eighteen 25 click on over there when you finish here.  She's got some great fonts and some other fun stuff on her blog.)


Then off to get the fusible web (for a mini tutorial on using fusible web, go here)....


for a little applique action...
 


Then I added my very own paper pieced design (yes, I drew it myself)...

in two parts!

It's really coming together now!  I'm getting excited!

A little more stitching.  Some quilting and binding, and voila.  My very own kitchen mini quilt.


Best of all, this project was made entirely of scraps.  (I really love scrappy projects.)

That was so much fun, a couple of days later I had another idea.

I blew up the pattern 200% and made a bowl...


Then I made another bowl and put it upside down on top of the first  one.  I added some minky "whipped cream" and a button "cherry"...


And I had a raspberry sundae!


It makes me hungry just looking at it.


I imagine I'll be making more bowls one day.  Meanwhile, thanks again to Madame Samm and Carol for a great blog hop and especially to Regina for her fun pattern.

Now, at the risk of this being scorned as a "giveaway blog" (since this is the 3rd giveaway in three weeks), I think you deserve a reward, don't you?  Well, here's the deal - you can have your choice of either of these two bowls projects (yes, I'll finish "Raspberry Sundae" if that's the one you choose.)

Here's what you need to do:

1.  Just leave me a comment letting me know which of these two Bowls projects you would choose if you win.

2.  Be a follower (or become one) for a second entry.

Be sure that you give me a way to get in touch with you.  If you are a no-reply blogger and don't leave me an email address, I will immediately choose another winner.

The giveaway will close at midnight Central time on Wednesday, August 22, and I will choose the winner on Thursday, August 23rd.


Thanks again for dropping by.  I'm off to see the other Bowls with Borders blogs!  I'm sure they all have something exciting to share.

112 comments:

  1. So cute! What a great idea. Love your kitchen bowls!

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  2. Very nice bowls! The first one is so perfectly sewn on the check pattern.
    Cheers!
    I'll show my bowls on August 23rd.

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  3. Yourbowls are wonderful! How great that you were able to use fabric from your scraps. I love when that happens. hehe. Great job and thanks for sharing both projects with us.

    Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win. I'd love to have your kitchen bowls. I love that bright yellow and it would look super in my kitchen. hehe.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. I'm already a follower of your blog.

    Thanks again for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Lovely. Great idea for a kitchen wallhanging!

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  6. Loveley bowls, "Raspberry Sundae" is my favorite one.
    Greatings from Germany ! :O)

    I`m going to be a follower !

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  7. Great bowls! My favourite is The Kitchen one! Love, love your bowls!

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  8. I love your kitchen bowls! the spoon is so cute!

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  9. You are so clever! Love both of your bowls, but the Raspberry Sunday would look so cute on my table stand!

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  10. Das sieht ja super aus :-)))
    LG, Gudrun

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  11. Oh what wonderfull things you did with my little pattern! First of all you mastered paper piecing; then you altered the pattern to make your yummy raspberry sundae and at least you draw your very own spoon pattern. I am very proud of you and your work.
    If you would like to see your work in my guest gallery please contact me at info@reginagrewe.de.
    Regina from Germany
    P.S. I love the red&white binding.

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  12. Oh my giddy aunt you have done an amazing job, your kitchen bowls had me going wow, how clever to create such a lovely paper pieced project from bowls :)

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  13. I really like the kitchen wall hanging! great job! The raspberry sundae is cute too! I'd love to win either one but I really like the kitchen wall hanging! great job!

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  14. That yellow background is perfect for that happy, sunny, cheery bowls quilt! I just love it. Very creative to add the words and other little motifs. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. I love your yellow kitchen quilt. It is so cute and like the sun in the kitchen. And I am now a follower to your blog

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  16. Your project is wonderful. Thank you for sharing with us today.
     

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  17. Both of them are adorable! You should finish them both!

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  18. Nice job on your projects, they are both really cute and creative!

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  19. Its hard to choose. The berry bowl I think when you get done. marlaruthnelson@gmail.com

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  20. Both projects are wonderful and love the letters over the kitchen wallhanging,very creative.Thanks for sharing!!

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  21. The kitchen wallhanging is my favorite.I`m a happy follower.Thanks

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  22. Thanks for sharing the link to the letters. Just what I needed to finish my project. They are both great but I just love the kitchen one.

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  23. I love the kitchen mini! And the berry bowl is very clever.

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  24. Hi!!! I am a new and I really love the kitchen block and I love the colors you used in both of them!!!! They are both really creative!!!!

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  25. Great bowl projects, love the addition of the writing on your kitchen wall hanging! Your little raspberry sundae is too cute and I can also see this design as soft boiled eggs in little cup holders! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Great ideas. I think I would choose the raspberry sundea because I love anything raspberry.

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  27. Hi not sure of your name...sew add it here blank.....lol your bowls were delightful and a tut along with it..are you not just fabulous..certainly on our top loves today...well done my dear blank...lol

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  28. I love your kitchen bowls. It would look great in my kitchen. Thanks

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  29. RosemaryB here:
    What a great idea! I love all of the photos and links that you shared as well.... your projects is stunning! How sweet. Wasn't this such a fun project.
    I love the raspberry sundae with the whippie cream
    Thank you for sharing your creativity

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  30. I love, love, love your kitchen wall hanging! The colors are great! Thanks for sharing.

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  31. I have been following you for a while!

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  32. Before I forget I am a follower. Thank you for the giveaway. The wooden spoon & heart button means the kitchen bowls.

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  33. I love yellow, love the fussy cut lattice red/white bottom bowl which matches the red candy stripe border. Love raspberries and the fussy cut blue bowl is wonderful. Thank you for sharing. Thank you for the giveaway, love the kitchen bowls if lucky to win.

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  34. Yes, yes, yes, I like your bowls and what you did with the pattern!

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  35. Very clever idea to add the spoon. And you drew it yourself! Great. I would pick that one as my favorite. The raspberries is a fun one too.

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  36. Awesome awesome job!!! great tutorial too! thanks for sharing

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  37. What fun and clever bowls, thank you for sharing with us today.

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  38. I love your kitchen hanging...what a great idea! Yay for drawing your own paper piecing pattern!

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  39. I love the little kitchen mini quilt. I think your saying is so true. Very good job!

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  40. I am already one of your followers. Thanks for the chance to win a beautiful prize.

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  41. Both projects are terrific. Love the red fabric of your first bowl and the blue of your sundae bowl.
    Hard to choose between them, but I think the sundae bowl would be cute to hang from a table topper frame.

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  42. I am a follower. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  45. Very creative! It is fun to see the different bowls ~
    :-}pokey

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  46. ...I'm a new follower, nice to meet 'cha!

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  47. Love your bowls. I like the ♥ of the home best, because I don't like raspberries LOL. Good job on both.

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  48. Great piece you made with your stack of bowls..I love the display. I choose your blue bowl please, though I like both...thank you

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  49. Raspberries.....you're making my mouth water! Such fun bowls.

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  50. I never would have guessed that you are (or were) uncomfortable with paper piecing. You did a great job on your bowls.

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  51. Great job! I wouldn't have thought to make my own paper piecing pattern, that's 'pro' stuff there.

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  52. Love your ideas. If i were lucky enough to win the kitchen one would be my choice. And I am running right over to check out your reference for the letters Thank you.

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  53. Great bowls and I love your creativity with the letters and spoon! What a fun idea to flip the bowl for a sundae!

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  54. I am a follower and would choose the kitchen one if I won.

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  55. You did a great job on your bowls! I love how you showed us how you did it, too. Turning the bowl upside down was very clever and I wish I'd thought of that. :O) Thanks for hopping with us!

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  56. Oh, my. You certainly know how to build anticipation in your writing! And then, there was your creation, all cute with the little caption. But it was especially rewarding to see the raspberry sundae! I like it best of all!

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  57. Wow, you can now say, YOU paper piece! Love your work.

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  58. I think both of your bowl projects are very well done. My favourite is the raspberry sundae ... so clever!

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  59. If I won I would like the finished one.

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  60. I like the first beauty of bowls with borders! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  61. WOW~ I love it!! Great work. :-)

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  62. I love the kitchen one. I loved the button :)

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  63. well look at you adding your own paper pieced design! that is so cool. Great bowls. I will pass on the giveaway since I am part of the blog hop.

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  65. Great bowls and I love the quilting!

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  66. I love your little kitchen quilt and thanks for turning me on to "eighteen25" I always learn so much from these fantastic blog hops besides seeing so many talented creations! Thanks for sharing.

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  67. I guess you had better get to work finishing up raspberry sundae 'cause that is the one I would choose. How clever - to put another bowl upside down.

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  68. lovely work thanks for sharing!!

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  69. This is so great! I'm returning for another look and to reply and just understood your blog name. How true, how true. I'm enjoying slowing down and checking these out. Thank you for the eighteen25 and great bowls!
    Cathy R

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  70. I love your kitchen mini quilt! It is so bright and cheerful. You did a great job on both of your projects.

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  71. Your Kitchen Mini quilt is adorable, I would choose this one. I am new to your blog, but am now a faithful follower. Thanks for sharing both projects.

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  72. Both of your bowl quilts are adorable, too hard to choose! Thank you for sharing and happy quilting!

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  73. I love both of your bowl blocks...but your kitchen wall hanging is so absolutely true I'd have to choose that one. Your Raspberry Sundae would ruin my diet by always reminding me of what I'd like to have!!! I am an old follower...well, I'm not THAT old, but you know what I mean!!!

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  74. They are both very nice, but I'd prefer lo-cal... so heart of the home for me!
    I'm a happy follower.

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  75. Great bowls and I especially love the wall hanging .thanks for sharing

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  76. I love both of your projects, but especially the yellow one! (I have a "thing" for cheddar yellow!) Great job!

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  77. I am a follower, by the way!

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  78. Lovely! You did a fabulous job making that bowl pattern your own with those clever additions (your PP spoon is fantastic!). Great job!

    Thanks for sharing and being a part of the hop.

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  79. Isn't it fun when inspiration hits and you know just what to do? :) Your little bowl quilt turned out so lovely. Way to go...oh and look at you designing your own paper pieced stuff!

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  80. You really took the pattern and ran with it. Love it.

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  81. Your wall hanging is lovely. I must confess though...my favorite bowl is the one the sundae is in!

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  82. I love how you have made this pattern your own. My favorite is the wall hanging. I love the bright yellow background, and isn't it true--the kitchen is such a warm place in our homes. I do my piecing in mine! Great jobs!

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  83. I gather that making bowls can become addicting and that we can all conquer our fear of paper piecing. The wall hanging is so cute and I love the colors.

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  84. That wall hanging is great! So bright and cheerful. These bowls really are addicting and the possibilities are limitless!!! The sundae was a good idea too but the wall hanging is surely my fave!

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  85. I love all your bowls. You are so creative! My favorite is the wall hanging! I love it!!

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  86. Great wall hanging. thanks for being part of the hop!

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  87. GReat job. Like how you turned the one upside down. Have a great weekend.

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  88. Wonderful post. Thank you for showing the steps you took making these bowls. Your Kitchen Mini Quilt is really sweet. The yellow matches my Pyrex. I like bright colors. I am a first time visitor to your blog. It`s wonderful!

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  89. I am a new follower. Your blog is just super!

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  90. Your kitchen quilt is fantastic. I love your creativity.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  91. Fun post and fun projects. I like the kitchen quilt best.

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  92. Your kitchen wallhanging is so clever! Thanks for taking us along as you created!

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  93. CuuuuuuuTE! I can't believe you're a newbie and you just charged into making your won pattern for the spoon--amazing! I think your kitchen one is the bomb!

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  94. Very cute! My favorite is the wall hanging mini quilt!

    sue
    legato1958@aol.com

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  95. I love it when I am working on a project and a spurt of creativity takes hold and the project takes on a whole new life. You did a fantastic job on both of your projects. Well done....

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  96. I really like the additions to the pattern. How fun....I like the button too.

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  97. I am already a follower :) Like the stacked cups more, although both are beautifully crafted.
    leena

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  98. Thanks for the giveaway. Loved the stacked cups more.Hope I win.

    Leena

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  99. Great job...who would have ever guessed this was your first time paper piecing. I know I spent many hours bonding with my ripper!! You definitely created some fun bowls. Thanks for sharing...have a wonderful week!! Pauline

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  100. Very nice!
    Sophie from http://sophiedentelles.canalblog.com/ (I cannot comment as an OpenID with name/URL like in other blogger blogs)

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  101. Wow, great job! I am impressed hat this is your first time!

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