Everywhere I look lately..... I either see bowls....or the mess I have made from making my Bowls with Borders. If you've been following this blog hop then I'm sure you know where the pattern came from and who's idea this all was (who got me into this mess...lol). If not, I'll put all the wonderful credits at the close of this post.
Suffice to say, it has been years since I've done any paper piecing. With my state of mind lately (menopause) I'm surprised that I remembered what foundation paper piecing is much less that I once knew how to do it. What's a woman to do? Call Waldo* of course!!! One phone call and she was here within 30 minutes. After Waldo* refreshed her memory....she then refreshed mine...LOL.
The ideas for this Blog Hop came fast and furious. I thought about doing several in very different patters and calling it "Something for Everyone". Then I thought about doing one where the bowls curled around and did a loop and I would call that one "Time to do the Dishes." Of course I thought about kids bowls...that would be fun...or ethnic bowls....and on and on and on. Then lightening struck.....I need to have this done by Friday...Yikes!!!
Here are a few of of the Bowls with Borders that I created .....
Although I liked both of the one's pictured above.......this is the one I decided to go with......
(the photos below show the colors more accurately)
It was the first one I made and it was the one I liked the best. It is not quilted or bound (yet) but what is a gal to do when she is finishing another quilt, making a table runner, running kids all over tarnation and packing for a trip?
Do you want to see some close ups? Ok.....here ya go:
Took the idea for these flowers from the book Blooming Possibilities by Abbey Lane Quilts. I added some beads and buttons to the centers of the flowers.
To give the bowls some pizazz I added a few stitches, silk ribbon and some beads.
My favorite were the iridescent beads on the purple fabric.
A few more beads....and I was finished. I have to say I was very surprised by how much fun I had making this piece. I'm sure glad I chose to participate!!!
There are so many participants .....take a few minutes and click around and see the other Bowls with Borders ....I think you'll see some very fun ideas and meet some potential new friends.
Today's participants are :
Thanks Carol....Madame Samm and the pattern designer, Regina Grewe ...it takes a great team to get this many bowls all stacked up.
If you leave a comment on today's post and you are a follower of the IHAN ® blog, you may be the lucky winner of a package of Carol Doak's foundation Paper for Paper Piecing.
A pair of Famore Titanium Ergo-Spring Action Snips
The winner will be drawn by the random number generator and announced on the IHAN ® blogI at the end of the Blog Hop on Aug. 29th. (The Bowls with Borders Blog Hop ends Aug.28th).
Thanks for visiting !
*Waldo is my girlfriend Rosemary. She turns up in photos all the time so I call her Waldo...after the Waldo Book Series.