Saturday, August 25, 2012

Drum Roll Please...........



Finally!  It is my turn for "Bowls with Borders"!  I just hope you are not disappointed.  I can't believe the amount of creativity everyone has had with this.  There were so many fun ones, I"m ready to go back to the sewing room and make more!

And before I forget stop by Regina's web page and thank her for sharing her pattern with us all. And stop by Madame Samm and Carol's blogs and thank them for hosting and organizing this hop!

The first thing I had to decide was what kind of "look" or fabric I wanted to use. Should I go bright and funky? Or use some of my favorite reproduction fabrics? Should put something in my bowls? And how many bowls? Finally I decided to just jump in and start. So I played it safe and used my civil war repro fabrics and decided to just leave the bowls empty since this summer has been just too busy for me! Here it is:


I decided they were pretty cute in my little table top quilt hanger.  So since I hadn't made a fall quilt yet for my daughter for her table top hanger I decided to make a bright version for her hanger.  I love how the colors turned out in this one for her:


I decided I had to do one more!  It is like eating chips - you can't eat make just one!  So I made a little wall hanging for my quilting friend who loves 30's fabrics.  I decided to mix it up a bit and made 2 size bowls on hers!


So nothing too exciting like some of the versions I"ve seen, but I have to say, I had a great time making them!  And now that I"ve seen some really cool ones I have a million more ideas and just might go back and make more!


And to reward those who have hung in with me this far I decided to have a surprise drawing!  The reward is a surprise, but it will be very quilting related and I"m sure you will love it!  All you have to do is leave a comment and tell me:  "If you were a bowl, what kind of bowl would you be?"  I"ll be drawing in a few days to give everyone a chance and catch up with all the different time zones and countries.  Make sure if you don't have a blog to leave an email address where I can contact you if you win.  Who knows, there may be some runner up surprises also!

Don't forget to visit the other blogs for today's versions!

August 26th

97 comments from wonderful readers:

Cloud 9 said...

I'd be a blue hand-made pottery bowl for soup.

Janet O. said...

I love the bowls in repros! And I can so relate to the "can't make just one" feeling. I have done that so often!!
If I was a bowl I would be hand carved out of exotic wood. I love bowls like that.

Just Carol said...

Those look so cute on your wire table topper--love them! The colors on your bright version would look great in my house. Thank you so much for hopping with us and sharing your beautiful big (and little) bowls. I hope to see you hopping with us again. :O)

nicolesender said...

If I were a bowl I would be a crystal bowl for chocolate candy!
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Vroomans' Quilts said...

Now each of these is special. Love the civil war repros - very classic and great for the fall. The bright is cheery and sure to give plenty of smiles. And just love the idea of two size bowls in your third piece. A great gift idea. Thank you for sharing.

Jeanneke said...

Your bowls look so cute.

I'd be a bowl filled (not for long, I am afraid :>))with Dutch salted liquorice.
Cheers!

Jeanneke.

Quilter Kathy said...

Great job on your bowls...I especially like the dotty background with batiks. I would be a sturdy practical reliable corningware bowl with a lifetime warranty!

Betteem said...

You are hooked on paperpiecing bowls, aren't you? They are beautiful with a lot of contrasting colors. I have started another one in black, white, and lime. If I were a bowl, I'd be a golden bowl filled with golden delicious apples!

Regina Grewe said...

Even your bowls are empty they stand upright and self confident like a queen. Sometimes less is more.
If I were a bowl it would be bone china, hand painted in blue 3000 years ago.
Regina in Germany

Cattinka said...

You made pretty bowls, I like the way you display them on your quilt rack!
KATRIN W.

Heleen Groot said...

Don't be silly! They are every bit as exciting and lovely as the others (and I have seen them all). I love your fabric choices and the different sizes work really well! I would be a bright pink bowl with polkadots!

Renate said...

Your bowls look so cute.

Pauline said...

If I were a bowl.... nice, what would I be, I think I like to be a nice 70s bowl with dots (purple, green and orange) on the outside and I would like to be used for peanuts (everyone likes peanuts and I would be 10 years younger ;-) )
I love your bowlquilts, and your way of thinking of others giving your work to dears in your life.
Enjoy your bloghop day!

Gill said...

Great bowls! and I like the table topper stand! I've never seen one here in the UK!
If I were a bowl I'd be blue and white, a dessert bowl and probably a bit chipped!!

Martina said...

They are all so lovely! Great work! I would be a blueish and flowered bowl and hold sugarpieces for lovely tea times!
Thanks so much!

els said...

What a lovely bowls you made!
I would love to be a large colourful bowl filled with bright red strawberries and lots of whipped cream!
Have a nice sunday,
Els.
elsgodfroij@fo.nl

1leonore said...

he variations of yours bowls have succeeded really. and the presentation on table topper - Really idea!
Many greetings from Germany

Sue said...

If I were a bowl, I would be a salt glazed bowl from Williamsburg, VA. I just love the look of the salt glaze.

Robin said...

I certainly am not disappointed! Your mini quilts look great on your wire stands! If i was a bowl it would probably be one of the ones who accidentally had the base put on wrong. A little left of center!

http://tubakk.blogg.no/ said...

Your bowls are so beautiful. But if I could choose, I would be the brightest colour of them all. I just love bright colours, as you can see from my blog. Thank you for the giveaway, I also love secret drawings. tubakk@online.no

Sheila said...

Great bowls, great fabric colors that turn into lovely little hangings. I would be a candy bowl. Thanks for being part of the hop!

Britt-Inger said...

All your bowls are very lovely. Love the colors in every quilt. Thanks for sharing

...Gabi said...

Deine Bowls gefallen mir sehr gut, in dem Quiltständer kommen sie gut zur geltung
aus Köln mit vielen grüßen
gabi

Madame Samm said...

Good Morning my dear...and if I were a bowl I would be one of oats...I love oats sew anything that goes with that I am in...loved your bowls..great to have youwith us...you should join us for Wicked..

Michele said...

Your bowls turned out great. If I were a bowl, I'd be a berry bowl filled all the time with all the lovely berries of summer, my favorites.

Lyndsey said...

I love your bowl- all the different styles. if I was a bowl I would be a one with a Chinese pattern on it.

Laura VanVleet said...

Love the projects you did with the patterns! I especially love the one with the 30's fabrics! I suppose if I were a bowl, I'd be some sort of unique, hand thrown pottery. A one of a kind!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

You did a fantastic job!! I would be an ice-cream bowl....holding all those goodies...lol

Brenda said...

If I was a bowl I would be a much loved bowl from my grandmother's cupboard. Great job on your bowls.

Joyce said...

I'd be a bowl of ice cream! Yum, haha!

Candace said...

Your wall hangings are adorable, it even tempts me to try paper piecing. If I were a bowl I'd either be a yellow ware bowl or a blue stoneware (Salt-glazed pottery) one. Although, I do love crystal ones, too. I guess I just love bowls and that's why your wall hanging tempts me.

Nancy in IN said...

I love the bowls. I hope to get the pattern. I would be a bowl of fresh fruit.

gi quilt said...

My mother had a wonderful Fosteria oval bowl which held cantaloupe. I could see myself as that bowl! Love all the bowls you made, may have to make some myself. giquilt1@gmail.com

Sheila said...

I loved your version of the bowls and I know your daughter and your friend will be extra pleased with their gifts . If I were a bowl I would want to be a large earthenware bowl for rising bread in . Thanks for the chance and greetings from Nova Scotia .

CraftyDeb said...

You have been busy! They're all adorable. I love the fabrics you used for the first one pictured. It is just so soothing to me :)

JoyceLM said...

Thanks for sharing the pics of your lovely bowls. I guess I'd be a sugar bowl, since I have a raging sweet-tooth. Thanks.

Pierro said...

RosemaryB here: Oh my!! I really like all of your creations here! I love the different fabrics and colors you used with each. They all turned out really really good! I know, it seems when you are working on one pile of bowls then you suddenly get another idea
Thank you for sharing your creativity. I love it all!

gpc said...

I love your bowls, especially like the way the pattern turned out with the two sizes! Today, at least, I think I'd be a chipped old pottery bowl, the kind that is weathered brown on the outside and a little lighter on the inside, well worn but still functional, lol!

Pierro said...

RosemaryB here:
oh! and I forgot to tell you: If I were a bowl, I would be fine china with a very elegant design :-D

Sophie said...

Very nice bowls! Sophie from http://sophiedentelles.canalblog.com/ (I cannot comment as OpenID and URL like in other Blogger blogs).

Abbigail said...

If I were a bowl, I'd like to be an old fashioned bowl made of stone crock. I have several from my hubby's granparenst and I love them!
Your bowls are so pretty! I like them all.

Rebecca said...

I would be a funky bowl that nobody is quite sure where it came from but every time you make or surve something its the first one out of the cupboard and on the table.....

Mary said...

I would be a glass etched bowl to hold the most beautiful roses for display.

Emily C said...

I would like to be a tiny blue bowl that you keep beads in.
ebbtide 45 at yahoo dot com

julieQ said...

Each bowl quilt is cuter than the next...love them all!

Nini said...

Beautiful! I like your bowls!
Greetings from Germany
Nicole

The Pepplers said...

I recognize one of those!!

They all look neat. I like the 30's fabric one with the two sizes.

Bonnie58 said...

I would be a delft blue coloured fruit bowl as blue is my favourite colour and I love fruit. Thanks for the opportunity on the draw. Great blog
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Bonnie58 said...

love the fabrics and the bowls. Thanks for the opportunity.
bonnielarson58@gmail.comn

Rosa said...

Your bowls are just beautiful and the one with purple border caught my eyes.

If I were a bowl I would be a beige cup with a picture of a bouquet of fruit for breakfast chocolate with churros.

Bonnie58 said...

I am a new follower. Thanks for the opportunity on the fabric
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Jennifer Gail said...

I would be a cereal bowl with apples all over it. For my Apple Jacks:) Good job and thanks

Connie said...

Beautiful bowls and love the toppers on your table top hangers! If I was a bowl I would be a orange batik one.....filled with my favorite corn curls :)

Marcia W. said...

If I were a bowl, it would be the bottom blue bowl with yellow borders in the middle quilt you made for your daughter. Thanks for the surprise. Your bowls with borders projects are all so different and very pretty.

Cathy said...

Love your bowls! I agree, so many more to do! I can see a table topper one coming. Love the one for your friend, I need to enlarge the pattern.
Thank you
Cathy R

Pat Converse said...

The first thing that came to mind was I'd be a popcorn bowl!
I think my favorite would have to be the purple w/the polka dots.
Nice work, thanks for sharing. (pnconverseathotmaildotcom)

Judy B said...

Lovely bowls! I think I would be hand blown end of day bowl. It is so interesting to see all the colors and designs that form with the leftover colored glass.

Farm Quilter said...

Love your bowls - all three versions!!! If I were a bowl I'd be just large enough to use every time you you need to mix up something, with a handle and pour spout!

Kathy said...

Isn't it interesting how you get a different look just by changing the fabrics. I must say I liked the first one you showed but I really love the 2nd with the black and white background fabric and bright bowls. Great job. If I were a bowl, I would probably be an ice cream bowl. lol

Kathy said...

I loved the differences in your bowls. If I were a bowl, I would be an ice cream bowl! lol

LJ said...

Wow! Three projects; that's great. I thought your idea of different sized bowls in the same project was a good idea and has me thinking possibilities.

Jeanie said...

Your mini hangings are cute as can be! I'd be an ice cream bowl... I love ice cream and it seems like I'm always hot. Thanks!

Patty said...

If Iwere abowlI would be a brown Hull bowl full of chunky chocolate chip ice cream.
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Loris said...

I would be a pretty blue hand thrown pottery bowl :-)
Your bowl quilt tops are sweet!

Diann said...

I would be a Fiesta Ware bowl.

pinsandneedles said...

Very clever idea to have 2 different size bowls. All your mini quilts were spectacular! If I were a bowl it would be for ice cream! Thanks.

Die Butjenterin Abschnitt said...

Beautiful bowls.

Thearica said...

ahhh you have been a busy bee! Love all of your bowls!

Now, what kind of bowl would I be??? I have to think about that....hmmm... I know.... I would HAVE to be a candy bowl because I love candy! ha!

Sherry said...

I would be a bright blue and yellow bowl that would be used for popcorn. Your bowls are great, it is fun to try many different fabrics. I plan to make more soon, I like the idea of making it with a fall theme.

Linda said...

What beautiful bowls!
What kind of bowl would I be? I think a mixer bowl full of cake or cookie batter!

Julie in WA said...

There seems to be a common trend amongst the bowl bloggers...they can't make just one! I really like the repro fabric one, nice and calm and antique-y! I would want to be a soup bowl in fall colors, deep enought to hold lots of soup but not so deep that it won't cool off! Then fill me up with some minestrone!

WoolenSails said...

I would be an antique bowl filled with cracks and wear, but still a treasure;)

Debbie

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

3 great versions of bowls. The dotted background is really cute on your daughter's bowls. It's fun to see the 2 sizes of bowls, and the 1st set of bowls...well I think that is the kind of bowl I would be.
Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Charlene S said...

I would be a soup bowl with a handle.

MoeWest said...

Your 3 bowl quilts are very pretty. If I was a bowl, I would be a dessert bowl. Thanks for the giveaway.

Carrie P. said...

I was not disappointed at all. I love all your versions. Well done!!

evelyn said...

Great job. The little hanging quilts are charming. I like the 30's prints myself. If I were a bowl-hm, anything but a Super Bowl. They get thrown, kicked, dropped, fumbled and really take a lot of abuse. :)

auntdebbiequilts said...

Pretty bowls! My favorites the bright ones. If I were a bowl, I would be antique silver with a little ornamentation and nice patina.

Debbie - travelingquilter.blogspot.com

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I would be a big rounddddd mixing bowl, big enought to mix a giant chocolate cake....giggle.

the girlfriend gap said...

If I were a bowl I'd be a bowl holding rhubarb crisp with ice cream! We just had some tonight... it was delicious.
Love your little table topper bowls. thank you for sharing. This was a lot of fun seeing everyone's bowl... I am a little green with envy since I chose not to participate. I Just had too many things already started and half done.

Kathy H said...

Both sets of bowls are cute. I especially like the bright ones. I would be a coiled rope fabric bowl. I have been wanting to learn how to make them.

Raewyn said...

All your versions are just great. I have really enjoyed this bloghop! If I were a bowl I'd love to be a nice wooden one full of fresh fruit.

Cecilia said...

I would be a very bright bowl for flowers. Thanks for sharing your bowls, they are very pretty.

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Diana said...

I love your bowls. If I were a bowl I would be a red pyrex bowl to hold chocolate candy.
dianacarofano(at)gmail(dot)com

Anita said...

If I were bowl I'd be a Disney bowl...full of lots of characters :) Oh, and loved your bowls!

BizyStitches said...

I think I would like to be a Halloween bowl and hold all kinds of small candy bars. Loved all your quilts.

Needled Mom said...

If I were a bowl I would be a floral china bowl - delicate and dainty.

Busy As Can Be said...

I would be a bowl full of chocolate...don't care what kind...LOL

Chris said...

Your bowls are adorable! I would be a big bowl perfect for filling with ice cream!

Lorraine said...

I'd be a handcrafted pottery bowl with a blu glaze...

Sharon B said...

A BIG blue pyrex bowl of just picked cherries? Does that count -

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

What great fabric choices is hard to pick a favorite!! I like the civil war fabrics, the 30's, the bright fabrics! I can tell you had a great time making these and the is the best part!!! Love your table top hangers BTW! I need to buy one, or two or three, ;)! If I am to pick a favotite, it would be the 30"s because you played with the pattern and made it your own. WONDERFUL adaptation! As far as what kind of bowl would I like to be.........? hmmm... PASTA, bold colors, and big enough to share the contents with lots of friends! Great times here!!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Oh gosh, I've never thought of that. hehe. I guess I'd be a pottery bowl, made by hand by a Native American. Your bowls are wonderful, you have been busy! Love the civil war bowls! Thanks for sharing with us. Great job!

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

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Quilt n Queen said...

Let me first say, your bowls are awesome. Great job...love those Fiesta Ware bowls with the polka dot background. Now...if I were a bowl I would be a pottery bowl, just like the one I was gifted from a friend back in Canada. It is a grey/blue bowl that I use almost every day. Thanks for sharing!!

sophie said...

I'd be a hand-thrown, not-exactly-round, obviously hand-crafted bowl with a sage green glaze.

Rebecca said...

I am most definitely an ice-cream bowl. :) What pretty bowls you made. I want to make more also.

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work!!