Friday, August 17, 2012

Bowls with Borders Blog Hop and A Giveaway



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.

To see all the Bowls with Borders...check out Madam Samm's Pinterest page HERE.
 
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.
 
 
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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 !

Smiles,
Kelly

 *Waldo is my girlfriend Rosemary.  She turns up in photos all the time so I call her Waldo...after the Waldo Book Series.

132 comments:

  1. I think your bowls are so so pretty, especially the embellishments!!
    Love them.
    I'll reveal my bowls on August 23rd.
    Cheers!

    Jeanneke.

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  2. Carol Doak paper and snips are things that I always need more of! I am a follower, Kelly!

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  3. I am so loving this hop. All those bowls! Yours are amazing! I am always in awe when people are (successfully) using beads on quilts.....

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  4. So loveley bowls !
    I´m a follower now.
    Greatings from Germany !:O)

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  5. What beautiful bowls! I especially like the flowers you've added! I'll be checking out the book you used!
    Thanks!

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  6. I like all the extra embellishments! great job

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  7. Lovely colored bowls, and the embellishment is fantastic! I am a new follower

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  8. Kelly, I am so glad you fell in love with my little pattern and that you made such an inspired piece from it. It's all - the colors, the flowers, the beads - superb.
    If you would like to see your work in my guest gallery please contact me at info@reginagrewe.de.
    Regina from Germany

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  9. You had me at green love the colours and the embellishments add that something special to the bowls, great job :)

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  10. You really got into the fun of bowl making! The flowers and bowls are so pretty! Wonderful decorations on them! love it!

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  11. Your project is wonderful. Thank you for sharing with us today. The flowers really rock!
     

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  12. Your bowls are lovely! The bling and added embellishments make them so interesting to look at.

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  13. Very pretty bowls! I really enjoy paper piecing and Carol's paper is the best!

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  14. I love Carol's paper. I have been paper piecing 365 Scrap Houses this year. I have really appreciated the difference it makes to use paper that is meant for paper piecing rather than regular copy paper. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  15. Good Morning Kelly...I could spot your bowls in a crowd, your love of green is sew you...and I love your bowls..the addition of the flower is amazing..OHHHH I wanted sew much to add them to our pinterest board but your blog won't let me ...if you want them added, send me pics sew I can add them on my blog and take them from there...that is if you want them included...they are fab

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  16. Love your projects, nice work!! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. I have to say that I love your fabric choices for your bowls! They're just wonderful!!! They came out very nice :)

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  18. You are right! The first one we do is usually the one we like the best. These bowls are additive! I love your disclaimer.

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  19. I am a followere and have been seeing bowls all over but have not had a chance to try them.

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  20. I must say for someone that forgot how to paper piece you did a beautiful job. Love the flower on top and all the extra things you added. Nice job.

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  21. Love the bowls with the flower. I hope to get the pattern but it seems complicated to get.

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  22. Your bowls and flowers are spectacular!!

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  23. I`m a follower now.
    Hugs from Spain

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  24. Oh, your bowls are all lovely, but the flower on your "favorite" is stunning. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. The flower embellishment is fantastic matching the bowls colours. I love embellishing fabric and love the bowls. I am now a follower and thank you for this giveaway as I do not have a pair.

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  26. Thanks for sharing your wonderful bowls Kelly, the addition of the flower embellishments is perfect!

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  27. Such happy beautiful bowls.I was already a follower.

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  28. I love your hand decorated bowls. The detail are just gorgeous. I am a happy follower and I have snips envy.

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  29. I love your bowls. The details you added and the bit of bling is wonderful. I am going to follow from now on!

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  30. Your playing with Bolws pattern has a beautiful result! I like them, also your writing is inviting to read on.

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  31. RosemaryB here: I love your blog :-D
    I just read the previous post with your son sewing/painting. That is so wonderful.
    I know all about running kids all over tarnation- been there, those are days to be treasured forever.
    I absolutely adore your projects, the first is begging to be completed hahaha and your second one is just lovely, I love the colors and the flower too. Marvelous!! Thank you for sharing your projects. I am following your blog now. I can see I have a lot I can learn from you as well.
    <3~~<3~~~

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  32. Very cool! Love the embellishments!

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  33. Love the fabrics you chose for your bowls and the embellishments are great!! Thanks for sharing in the blog hop!

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  34. I am already a follower - thanks for a second chance!!

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  35. I love the fabrics you chose for the bowls. So pretty. ANd it is fun to see what everyone is putting in their bowls.

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  36. Congratulations on a very nice set of bowl. I like your embellishments.

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  37. Great embellishments--you are speedy to get all that done!

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  38. I just love embellishments and look at all those pretties you added! I love it!! Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  39. Wow Kelly, I really love your stack of bowls and the beautiful flowers and embellishments. I'm a follower! Thanks for sharing!

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  40. Pretty bowls! The beads you added are a nice touch. :)

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  41. You did a wonderful job with your bowls! I wish I had participated too but I had enough already going on at the time. I'm just simply enjoying everyone else's lovely bowls :*) I love the little special touches with buttons and beads - totally cute!!!

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  42. Very cute! Love paper piecing.

    Rosemary

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  43. Oh, these bowls have such beautiful color, wouldn't they be a nice set to eat from? Your flowers add such nice dimension, too. Thank you for sharing!
    :-}pokey

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  44. Fantastic !!!! You went to so much work for your bowls..love them all of them. But the last one is exceptional!!! I love love love it and the way you did your flower. Have you ever dona a tutorial on those??? hint!! lol

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  45. I am a delighted new follower..glad to have found you thanks for the giveaway

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  46. I have been a follower far a while now, but please, don't enter me in your drawing. I just can't comprehend paper piecing. I do, however, love seeing what everyone has done with their bowls,they are all so nicely done. I do like your bowls with beads and buttons.

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  47. oh......I do like your color choices.

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  48. All your bowls are very nice, but I have to agree with you about which one is my favorite.

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  49. You do the most darling things....I love your bowls and the flowers above them...what a clever hop!

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  50. After looking at so many bowls I wonder what can be new and then am bowled over with the idea of your embellishments . Your color choice is so rich. Very nice.

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  51. Oh, my, what a great post! You had me laughing and enjoying my visit. Your bowls turned out magnificent (really they did), to say the least. I love the bling! Thank you so much for hopping with us and sharing your bowls. Love them!

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  52. I love your colorful bowls and the flower and beadwork on them is gorgeous. Nice job!

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  53. Wow ... I love beads and I love them on your stack of bowls : )

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  54. Oh Kelly, It must be like riding a bike, you did not forget and I love the fabrics and the added touches. Wonderful job. Thank you for sharing.

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  55. Three-dimensional--I love it! My favorite stack is the second one with the lime green background. The colors are so eye-catching!

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  56. I love your bowls especially with the added bling.
    Carol Doak's paper is the best. Thanks for the chance to win these goodies.

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  57. so pretty! I love it! the flowers are a really pretty touch.

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  58. Love your runner. It is gorgeous. So creative

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  59. The bowl fabrics you selected are gorgeous and the embellishments / 3d-flowers are Kool. Thanks for the photos of all of your bowls with borders. Waldo must be a wonderful teacher and you are a great student.

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  60. I'm a happy new followwer after discovering your blog. Thanks for the opportunity on the draw

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  61. I love the addition of the flower with bling. Now that your memory is refreshed you should try some other paper piecing patterns.

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  62. I left a comment there, as well....any PR is good PR! Thanks for the fun...

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  63. Your bowls are beautiful! I love your flowers and embelishments. I just took a class last week for using beads to embelish projects. It is fun. Thanks for sharing your bowls with us. Great job!

    Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  64. Please count me out of the drawing as I already have those tools. I just wanted to let you know that I freaking love the flowered bowls! I immediately looked at that and saw Kelly!

    I love, love, love the flowers!!!!!!!

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  65. So beautiful and creative. You did good! :-)

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  66. I just love the fabrics you used and all the added embellishments are perfect. Well done!
    I am a follower!

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  67. Love your bowls! I'm a follower of your blog, receiving posts my email. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  68. Very pretty bowls. I love the fabrics you choose. I'm a follower

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  69. You blinged your bowls, I love that! And the flower is sooo nice. Thanks for inspiring us. I'm a follower and I would love a chance in your nice giveaway.

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  70. I love the flower on the top of your bowls. How fun! (and I am a follower :) )

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  71. Love your variety and those flowers are the best!

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  72. Kelly-Love your flowery bowls with the 3-D flower accents. I also checked out your nephew's thread painting and it reminds me of the doodles I saw middle school students doing but to do the same thing with a sewing machine is not easy. Thanks for sharing.

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  73. What pretty bowls...love the flowers and all the 'bling' you added! (...and, of course, I'm a follower!) TFS

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  74. You definitely added bling to your bowls! They are very pretty. I am a follower of course. :)

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  75. lovely work thanks for sharing!!

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  76. Yes, I love the bling! And the colours of your bowls - perfect!
    Cathy R

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  77. I love the colored fabric and the accessories you have added. Hands down, you won the best in my book so far! Thank you for sharing, I truly enjoyed it.

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  78. Beautiful work, I love the flowers, very nice! I am also a new follower, so glad that I found your blog :)
    Happy quilting!

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  79. Very pretty bowls! those flowers are amazing!

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  80. Gorgeous choice of fabrics fro your bowls... and the flower if fabulous. Love the addition of the silk ribbon and beads and buttons!

    I'm a follower and would love to try Carol's foundation paper! The snips look scary... do you use them? ... like them?

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  81. Beautiful job! I love ALL your bowls!
    (I am a follower, too!)

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  82. Wonderful colorful bowls ,thanks for sharing. I am a follower .

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  83. Kelly, I was admiring your bowls for their pretty fabrics and then you added that dimensional flower. Wow! Looks gorgeous. A real conversation piece, it's so pretty.

    Thanks for sharing and being a part of the hop.

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  84. Love how you personalized your stack of bowls. Good job.
    Oh and if you and Waldo ever figure out where the brains of menopausal women go, let me know...me and my girlfriends need ours back!

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  85. I love the three-dimensional flowers you made!!! And all the embellishing you did on the bowls really makes them pop - awesome!!!!! I am a follower!

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  86. Your bowls are the loveliest I've seen yet. Love the fabrics and the flowers! And you know I'm a follower.

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  87. I love all the little embellishments. That flower on top is so cute.

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  88. I love your fabric choices and embellishments for this project. Glad to have found you through the hop. I am a happy new follower. Thanks for sharing

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  89. You use beautiful fabrics. I love looking at everyone's interpretations of this pattern and looking at their websites. I may have to start my own blog!

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  90. Your embelishments added that extra POP! PP is trial and error for me...error more than anything! BTW, I love your thread painting post with the young man "improvising". Whay can't I just let go like that and not feel so darn restricted. I need to loosen up big time!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane
    Are the Flamingos yours or a neighbors? They crack me up! I used to have a crazy flaminog collection while teaching school. In fact most kids knew me as the flamingo lady rather than by my name! I had this 9 ft. flamingo bird (oh it was so huge!!!) hanging from the ceiling outside my school office/resource classroom. I was a reading specialist and used those funny pink birds in so many ways to motivate kids to read!
    Gmama Jane

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  91. So adorable and I loved all of the embellishments and fabrics but most of all the flower at the top. Even with menopause fog you did well girl. Blessings Sandra

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  92. I love all your bowl blocks! Your finished quilt is gorgeous!! The embellishing is beautiful!!

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  93. Love the fabric that you have selected for your bowls. If they need a home, you can send them to me. Have a great weekend.

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  94. You did a great job - I love the embellishments and the flowers :)

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  95. You did an amazing job on your bowls. Love the embellishments. Love the colors too. Have a great weekend.

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  96. Oh my my - Kelly I LOVE your bowls! The flowers and the bling are just so perfect, and so you!!! Well done, girl! [Don't enter me in the give-away, I don't paper piece!]

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  97. The little bits of added bling are delightful. Love this blog!

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  98. I love these tilting bowls. I'm going to have to try this for myself.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  99. Love your bowls and the flower is unbelievable.

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  100. You really have cute bowls!

    I'll truthfully & proudly admit that I respect and appreciate all of your recommendations on great products. I'm confident the Famore Titanium Ergo-Spring Action Snips are wonderful. I've tried a few Famore products, based on your recommendation, and I love them. Just haven't had tried these Action Snips, but they are very high on my wish list.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  101. Very cool bowls! Love the fabrics you used! I'm a follower! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  102. That is some yummylicious fabric ya got there! Your flowers on top really take it to another level. So so cool!

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  103. I have no idea how to paper piece, but I wanted to tell you how much I love your piece and the 3 D flowers, very creative.

    Debbie

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  104. I`m almost speechless! Your bowls are beautiful. The flowers and beads are very cool. Divine! This is my first visit to your blog. It is quite nice.

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  105. Kelly, Your bowls turned out great. I don't know why you were so worried about them. Joan

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  106. Beautiful fabric choices! Love all the embellishments. Great flowers. Thanks for sharing.
    I am a follower. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  107. Beautiful fabric choices! Love all the embellishments. Great flowers. Thanks for sharing.
    I am a follower. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  108. Love your colorful bowls & the embellishments. I am a new
    follower. Glad I found you! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  109. I absolutely love your embellished flowers...they are amazing! Also, great use of fabrics and beads :)

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  110. Ove the embellishment! Im a fololower!

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  111. Love your bowls Kelly! and I need that book on making the flowers! Those would be awesome on my crazy quilting projects!

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  112. OH, Kelly, leave it to you to put the razzmatazz in a bowl block! The seed beads and tulle are perfect enhancements--you're so clever! It almost sounds like you surprised yourself with your creativity--we're not surprised at all!!

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  113. I am floored by how gorgeous this is. And the other 2 are just as wonderful. You have a great idea for colors. Nicely done.

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  114. Love the bowls, they are sew cute.

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  115. Really love the bowls!! Really beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

    hugs
    cyndi

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  116. yes I am a new follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

    leena

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  117. I am a new follower. thanks for the giveaway.
    leena

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  118. I love the bead accents! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway. I've never tried those papers, but I'd like to. I follow via RSS/Google reader.

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  119. Kelly, what beautiful bowls, the flowers and beads...perfect! I thought paper piecing would be like riding a bike...you never forget...well don't get me wrong...it did come back but not till I spent many hours bonding with my ripper and taping and retaping the pattern till it fell apart and...3 patterns later and 7 hours I finally had my ONE bowl and called it quits....then crazy me when I had my one bowl bound and hung on my wall I started another one...I managed a stack of only 2 before I ran out of time. I like so many of the stacked bowls I may just make a REAL stack. Thanks for sharing Kelly, have a wonderful safe trip....no flat tires. Pauline

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  120. Wow! What an excellent extra touch with the beads and flowers, very nicely done!

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  121. I LOVE your bowls!! I, too enjoy PP!!

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  122. Kelly Your bowls remind me of your vacation!!!! (was it becasue you were anticpating your trip? They are so cool, being a stitcher I loved the added silk stitching you did. I also loved the flower and the other bits and bobs you added to your bowls!! I know I'm late hopping around, but I am going read everyone's posts and leave everyone a message, well except fot the last one. She closed hers to comments. If I was after prizes I would have hopped around the first day. I just wanted to leave her a nice comment. :-(

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  123. Like all the bowls you've made! Thanksf for sharing.

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Thank you for reading the IHAN Blog. I read every comment that is left here however I will not be responding to all coments for giveaways. There are times when I am juggling many tasks at one time and may not reply to all comments. Please e-mail me at IHaveANotion@yahoo.com if you need a reply quickly. I thank you for your understanding.
Smiles,
Kelly

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