Saturday, August 18, 2012

Bowls with Borders

 
HOORAY! Today is MY day! I would like to thank Madam Samm from Sew We Quilt for creating this blog hop. Also, to Carol from Just Let Me Quilt for all her hard work in organizing the hop. Last, but certainly not least, to Regina Grewe for the use of her bowl pattern.

I am a fairly new quilter and this is one of my first paper-piecing projects. Regina's pattern went together quickly and easily. I'm 55 years young, married with a wonderful 16 year old son and live in Greensboro, NC. My favorite quilts are traditional and scrappy. I like the quilts of Bonnie Hunter, Judy Laquidara, and Esther Alieu, among others.  Trying new techniques is really fun. I want to learn quilting on my DSM and different methods of applique. My favorite quilts right now are minis because they are easier to learn to quilt and don't take up much room.

Now, the part you've all been waiting for. My Project. I like antique stores and old-fashioned country style so I decided to make a wall hanging of a country cupboard. To me this means colorful, mis-matched dishes, old cups and teapots. I added a bit of lace on the shelves for a simple, feminine touch. Just a little bit of 3-D.


Here is a closeup of my colorful bowls. I wanted them to be bright and cheerful.


And my very feminine flowered teapot in my favorite color (purple) with my spring-like daisy cup.


I hope you enjoyed seeing my Bowls With Borders as much as I enjoyed making them. Here is a link to my fellow bloggers for today.

AUGUST 18
 Blessings From Our Nest

To see the whole schedule for the hop, go HERE 
All blocks will also be posted on Madam Samm's Pinterest page.
Have fun hopping!





81 comments:

  1. Oh no, this cannot be your first paper piecing project! Wonderful job! really great! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Wonderful !
    Greatings from Germany !

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  3. Love your mini...what pretty bowls and your tea pot and cup are fabulous!!! TFS

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  4. Lovely job and just so cute with laced shelves. Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  5. Great idea to pair the bowls with that lovely teapot! Purple is the best colour around and there are so many shades too! Don't worry. When I started I only made little quilts.....now I really don't make anything smaller that two yards squared... I guess it grows on you.....

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  6. Yes, I like your bright colors, your bowls, teapot and springcup, you must be a cheerful person!

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  7. Oh, it is a good idea to add the teapot and the teamug. And the lace on the shelves, makes it all oldfashioned. I love you color, your setting and yes,everything.

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  8. Great job and I love how you added shelves and the teapot! Beautiful work.

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  9. I love that you combined your bowls with the other pattern and made this homelike quilt top. Keep going and when you finished your wall hanging and would like to see your work in my guest gallery please contact me at info@reginagrewe.de.
    Regina from Germany

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  10. Sherry,
    Love the bright bowls and borders against the yellow background, the lace touch with pot & cup makes your hanging very welcome touch.

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  11. I like the way you made the shelves with the lace looking like the shelf lining! The bowls are very cute! good job!

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  12. Love your bowls and tea cup time,fantastic.This is yur first paperpiecing pattern?Congratulations,it`s great!!

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  13. Your bowls are wonderful. I love your cupboard :)

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  14. Love your bowls combined with teapot!!

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  15. Sherry. Awesome! Very creative with the cupboard arrangement, the lace shelf and teapot! The yellow background is so cheery and I just love the entire thing. Kudos to you for a clever project that probably makes you smile every time you look at it. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. I love the cupboard, very nicely done. Your fabric choices are wonderful!

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  17. Wow, as a VERY new quilter, I am impressed! And I love the way you turned the pattern into a story!

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  18. Very colorful. I can almost see a stack of Fiesta bowls setting there. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  19. hello my dear lady...your bowls with a tea pot ready to serve us all is such a nice treat...your bowls your quilt top..is beautiful, YOU did a lot of work and it is nice for our eyes..do come back to play again...oh yes please do

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  20. Sehr schick mit der Spitze :-)
    LG, Gudrun

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  21. The addition of lace was a great idea and your choice of bright colors was lovely. Purple is my favorite color, too, so that little teapot caught my eye. You did a really nice job with that little pattern--loved it all! Thanks for hopping with us!

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  22. RosemaryB here:
    I love your project, I love the colors and the addition of the lace. I am thinking of adding a bit to my project but ... still not sure. Wow, your creation really turned out lovely, I love the teapot!!!
    thanks for sharing!

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  23. Very well done for your first paper piecing! I like your idea of a country cupboard wall hanging complete with teapot and cup. The lace addition is perfect. Thanks for joining the hop and sharing your project.

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  24. Oh good job! Seeing all the first timer paper piecing gives me hope that someday I can do this,too.

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  25. What a lovely piece. It reminds me of looking inside a cabinet. Nice job.

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  26. Great fabrics! They're bright to me and I like brights. I love the added lace, nice touch. Thank you.
    Cathy R

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  27. Sherry - Your little "mini" is vey sweet. I like not only the bowls, but the cute teapot. Adding lace was a nice touch. The colorful border looks great. Where did you get that animated cat- i love it! Thanks for sharing-from California.

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  28. So cute! I love the shelves and all of the additions to the pattern. I especially like the bright yellow background.

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  29. Your wall hanging reminds me of the nicer antique shops! Great job with perfect colors. Your teapot is too cute!!

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  30. Love your bowls. Great idea with the teapot and the touches of lace.

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  31. How cute! I love the addition of the shelf with lace and the teapot! Thanks for sharing!

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  32. Your project is so creative. I love the shelf and teapot addition. Your choice of fabrics do make a cheerful project that brings a smile.

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  33. So cute. Thanks for sharing it,

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  34. What a cute idea to make a cupboard block.

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  35. I love your little quilt! The addition of the teapot and shelf to the bowl pattern is just perfect! I also love bright colors!

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  36. Your bowls are adorable....the addition of the teapot was a perfect idea for it. Oh, and I must also say, I love your cat in the beginning of your blog. Thank you for sharing.

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  37. For a first time try you did a lovely job, I love the bright bowls and the little tea pot all on shelf are cute. Good work.

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  38. I like your country cupboard with it's touch of lace! Pretty fabrics.

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  39. Oh, so pretty! Your bowls look darling with the pretty teapot. Fantastic idea for a mini using those stacked bowls.

    Thanks so much for sharing and being a part of the hop.

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  40. Great job! They certainly are bright and cheerful like you wanted. Such pretty colors you used!

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

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  42. Fabulous! I like the addition of a teapot and cup!

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  43. Your bowls are very pretty and like the shelves trimmed with lace. The confetti bowl on the right is my favorite.

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  44. what a beautiful wall hanging..... like it very much

    Greetings from Germany

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  45. So cute! Love the addition of the teapot and lace. Thank you for sharing.

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  46. Your tea set with bowls is so very charming.

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  47. I love your country cupboard. The purple teapot is great. Nice job.

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  48. Love the tea set with the bowls.

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  49. A very lovely stack of bowls! I like the bright colors that you chose; the yellow background is so cheerful and the pieced border finishes the project nicely. Great job!

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  50. Nice way to personalize the pattern. Looks great.

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  51. Wow, very nice! I like how you turned it into a complete cupboard :)

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  52. Your little shelves with the sweet dishes are so cute.

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  53. I love your country cupboard, bowls and teapot. Thanks
    for sharing!

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  54. Great bowls and love the addition of the teapot .

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  55. super cute!!Great interpretation. :-)

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  56. That is such a great piece. Nice job on the bowls.

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  57. Beautiful bowls : ) Perfect for Rice Party : )

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  58. Totally bright and cheerful! Thanks for the 'cuppa' eye candy!!

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  59. Your bowls are lovely, but I love the teapot! So fun! Thanks for sharing.

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  60. Lovely small bowls have you done. Nice to see how many different variations you can make out of the same pattern

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  61. Love yout tea pot with the bowls and the lace! to cute.

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  62. The teapot is darling with the bowls. Very nice!

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  63. I love your wall hanging. The teapot is a nice addition to the bowls.

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  64. I love what you did with your bowls.

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  65. Your stacks of bowls, purple teapot and daisy mug are all adorable. Cute wall hanging!

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  66. lovely work thanks for sharing!!

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  67. Nice bowls and nice tea pot!
    Sophie from http://sophiedentelles.canalblog.com/ (I cannot comment as an OpenID with name/URL like in other blogger blogs)

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  68. The lace is a very nice touch, good job!

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  69. Sherry, WOW, a first time paper piecer and you mastered it. Your colorful bowls with the tea pot...awesome...and the little lace sEw darn clever. Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful Wednesday! Pauline

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  70. Sherry, Your color choices are so eyecatching. I love the teapot and cup that accompany those stacks of bowls.....could there be a popcorn party?

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  71. You did a simply AWESOME job paper piecing, not only bowls but teacup and teapot as well!!! it does look like peaking into the farmhouse cabinet at my MIL! Great job!

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  72. Love that you took it a step further in adding something to the bowl pattern! Thanks for sharing.

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