Friday, August 31, 2012

And the winner is.......

I finally took some time to draw the winner from my Bowls with Blog post.  I decided to draw 2 names for prizes, and then there were 2 comments that just made me smile so much I just have to send them a surprise also!

A lot of you wanted to be a bowl filled with ice cream, candy or fruit!  Some wanted to be a favorite bowl from your childhood.  A few of you were artsy, others comfy.  It was such a blast to read everyones comment!

OK, I won't put it off anymore!  Below are the posts matching up to the random number generator.  I"ll contact you and if I don't hear from you in a few days I"ll draw again.

Winner #1 - the girlfriend gap

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.

Winner #2 - Michele from Quilts from my Crayon Box

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.

And then 2 extra winners - just because I can and I loved their answers!

Winner #3 - Robin (no blog)

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!

Winner #4 - Evelyn (no blog)

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. :)

I"ll be in touch!

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

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Progress on my Halloween Quilt

Thought I would share my progress on my Halloween Row Quilt! It is starting to look like a real quilt! I can't wait to finish it!

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Its almost time for "Bowls with Borders!"

Its almost time for "Bowls with Borders!".  I wanted to post the links today since I"ll be on vacation for a week so I'll miss the first week of posting.  Don't forget - my reveal date is August 26th!

Here is the list of participants - Hope you enjoy the first week.

August 13th
I Have A Notion

August 18th
 Cool Crafty Mom

August 25th
Mice In The Mix

August 28th
Pam R.

And just to tempt you a small peek at mine!