Friday, August 17, 2012

Today's My Day!

    I hope you have all been keeping up with this amazing blog hop, Bowls with Borders.  There are 160+ quilters participating and there has been some beautiful and creative bowls.
    I've never tried paper piecing before, to be honest it scared me. All those tiny pieces were intimidating, HOWEVER the Bowls with Borders were too darn cute to pass by.  When the blog hop was announced I decided this was the time to get over my fear.  I signed up and before you know it I was hooked on paper piecing.  Before I show you my creations, I want to give a big shout out to Carol from Just let me Quilt and Madame Samm for all the hard work organizing and cheering us on!

NOW ON WITH THE SHOW!

For my first set of bowls, I followed the pattern as it was...which was pretty small. I ended up with a mug rug.  I loved the colors and decided I wanted placemats for the kitchen that matched the mug rug.  I enlarged the pattern and made 2 placemats. (Only one is in the photo as I haven't finished the binding on the 2nd).

I really wanted to make a pretty set of bowls for my red and gold dining room, so I ended up with a table topper (unfortunately it is also unfinished, so it is pinned to the frame). I was happy when we were told they didn't have to be finished projects because I knew all of mine would be finished in time.

Then I had some fabric in blues and browns and thought that would make a nice table runner, or table topper, or..... Well, I went to work on the bowls and they were looking a bit formal, so I went to Regina Grewe's website. (Regina generously let us use her Pilin' Up pattern for our Bowl with Borders blog hop and she has lots of great paper piecing patterns). She had some fun chickens and a link where I found some eggs. So I tried my hand at combining those two patterns to make a "Rhode Island Red" chicken sitting on eggs, just for some whimsy. (again, not finished, so pinned up for the photo shoot. Anyone have a suggestion for a border for this one???).

Thanks for hopping by and be sure to visit the others scheduled for today. Just click on their name and it will take you to their website. I do have a giveaway for anyone that is a follower that leaves a comment. Please be sure I have your email if you are a no reply blogger. I will choose a winner at the end of the blog hop.

August 17th






95 comments:

  1. I'm a new follower who can't fall asleep. I would use a blue border on your last project. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  2. Such sweet bowls! Love them and the hen is just so cute. How about some eggs around...

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  3. I like your bowls and the colours you used!

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  4. Somebody has been busy! hehe. Your bowls are awesome. What a clever idea to make placemats with the bowls pattern. Your chicken and eggs in the top bowl is too cute. Great job! And thanks for sharing all your projects with us.

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  5. So many of you are first timers on the paper piecing! That means a lot of new addicts! I love your bowls! That chicken is gorgeous!

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  6. How cute, using another of Regina's patterns is so fitting! Love all your bowls. I am a follower

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  7. This is fantastic for your first attempt! and I love the chicken sitting on the bowls!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  8. You made so pretty quilt(tops) and found your way to paper piecing - that's very good! Your creative idea with the chicken (not my pattern) and the eggs on top is so cute. Way to go!
    If you would like to see your work in my guest gallery please contact me at info@reginagrewe.de.
    Regina from Germany
    www.reginagrewe.de/index_e.html

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  9. The reds are stunning :) the chook at the top is perfect, your eye wanders up and then you just smile, nice thing about paper piecing its always full of surprises.

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  10. I love the mug rug and placemats! very cute! The chicken on top is just darling! Love it! You did a wonderful job on the bowls!

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  11. I think you did a fabulous job and really seemed to have such a good time that you made more than one project! I guess you took to paper piecing, huh? Loved the chicken on the top of the bowls. Did you put some little treats up there for her to snack on to keep her still for the photo? Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Oh I love all your projects but specially the table runner. And the mug rug is stunning

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  13. Love your bowls,fantastic and the chicken is very cute!

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  14. Oh my gosh you went to town! I have to say that the chicken one is my absolute favorite! It is just adorable!!!

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  15. Can't believe you did so many. They all turned out so nice. Good job.

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  16. I love the stripey bowl in the first, really sets off the stack!

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  17. Three fantastic stacks of bowls. I love them.

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  18. Love your stacks of bowls and it is so neat to see the 2 different sizes side by side! Adding the chicken on top of the bowls is just too cute!!

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  19. The chicken bowls are my favorite. You did a fantastic job on your bowl projects. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Wow! You've been busy! What a great selection of bowls and projects. I really love the chicken. Too adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. I made mine smaller too, but I did a wall hanging, I like the idea of the Mug Rug. And the bold colors, Perfect!

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  22. RosemaryB here: I love your bold colors! You have a lot of great ideaas here with your creations! You asked for a suggestion for a border for the set with the adorable chicken? I would keep that light and simple as the creation is so lovely, and the bright top is just WOW adorable.
    Thank you for sharing!!

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  23. Love all your projects you made with the pattern. You were a busy girl.

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  24. Hellooooo Roxanne...a border before I forget, always go to the centre of anything you create..and that is a suggestion for the color of your border..always works...in this case it would be that denim blue.. Your eyes will automatically focus on your wonderful if I may add excellent work..I think, yes I think you are ...I can't say no more lol

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  25. Love the stack of bowls with the chicken! Soooooo cute!

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  26. I love your bowls...all of them! I am now following you so I can see more of your great work.

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  27. Great projects! Love the chicken stack...how about a chicken wire fence border, with paper pieced eggs at the corners?!?

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  28. Lovely, I like your pile with the chicken, a great idea!

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  29. Fun set of bowls. I had to laugh to see the chicken in the one set. Nice job on them all.

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  30. Just a fun grouping of bowls for all kinds of decorating! Love the chicken and egg - very clever. Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  31. I'm a follower! I really like your placemats and mug rug! The colors and the border are fantastic! You did a great job paper piecing...it is addicting! Cute idea to add the chicken and eggs to the top of your bowls. I think a checkerboard border would look cute!

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  32. From mug rug, to table topper, to hanging then the wonderful eggs in mainly blue bowls topped with a Rhode Island Red.Some chicken wire fabric would make a great border.

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  33. I like your settin' hen. I think a red and white checkerboard would be a good boarder, like the old Purenia feed sacks.

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  34. The chick is balanced precariously, but I love it! Very neat bowls, both sets. I'm for checkerboard border, too ~
    :-}pokey

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  35. I am a new follower...love your stacks of bowls...just very cute. The one for your dining room is lovely

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  36. Looks like you really took to paper piecing (I love it too). Nice job on the hop.

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  37. Love your bowls. I think the blue & white dots fabric would make a ptetty border. Yup....I'm a follower now.

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  38. Nice. Love the rich colors and the borders on the placements. Great idea with the chicken. Chicken wire fabric might be a border idea.

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  39. I just love the chicken sitting on eggs in your bowls! I have some chicken wire fabric from Timeless Treasures that would look good as an outer border if you can find it. But it is on a white background, so I would add an inner blue border. Your did a great job on your other bowl projects too. I'm a follower.

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  40. Wow, so many bowls! I love that you added the chicken and eggs to one stack. They all look great! Congrats on top 2!

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  41. Well deserving of today's top choices! I love the chicken at the top. How about a border done with the chicken wire fencing fabric?

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  42. What a stack of bowls : ) Are they not fun ... all the different colors and chicken and eggs, red and white checkboard ... love them bowls : )

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  43. I like so very much the warm colors you used in the first couple of bowl quilties. As for the chicken...well, they will lay an egg (or two) anywhere they please! Why not in a pretty stack of bowls!!!

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  44. Oh your bowls are so striking! Love the fabric colors. As for a border, I would match a blue. Thanks for sharing.

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  45. I'm loving your bowl creations--the chicken is just way too cute! The colors in your red one are so striking. You did such a good job! Thanks for hopping with us. :o)

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  46. I love the chicken added to the bowl...that is so cute! Great job!

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  47. Hi!!! I love all of your bowls and the chicken is adorable!!!!

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  48. Just adorable....these bowls are just wonderful!

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  49. Wow! You sure got busy with the bowls! Love them all :-)

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  50. You sure got over your fear and made some wonderful bowls. well done!

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  51. Love your bowls! I'm a follower-receiving posts by email. Thanks.

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  52. Your bowls are great! The pieced border really sets off the bowls and I like your color combinations. Thanks for sharing.

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  53. For your chicken bowls with borders, how about a red or deep gold to set it off. You've made so many pretty bowls for different projects! Very nice work.

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  54. Great bowls! Especially I love the blue ones with the cute chicken!

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  55. What fun bowls...love the chicken as well as those pretty red and gold ones! I'm a new follower...looking forward to seeing more fun projects!

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  56. I love the border, the colours and the chicken! More additions for my bowls coming up! It's hard to see all the ideas when one has already shown their bowls! Thanks for enlarging the pattern too...another idea on the table.
    Cathy R

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  57. lovely work thanks for sharing!!

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  58. I like the red and gold bowls, but the bowls with the eggs and chicken is too cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  59. What darling bowls and the chicken and eggs is just too perfect!!! I love all your interpretations of the bowls! I am a follower and I appreciate you sharing your talents with us on this blog hop!

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  60. See... it wasn't so bad, was it? Your bowls / projects look wonderful.
    I especially like the chicken! Thanks for sharing and joining the hop.
    I'm a follower, too.

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  61. Adorable! I especially love the one with the chicken!!!
    I'm a follower, too!

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  62. Ooooh! What fun you've had with this pattern! I love the placemats, mug rug and mini... but that chook with eggs is awesome. lol Very creative!

    Thanks for sharing and being a part of the hop.

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  63. Love Miss Chicky up there on her nest. :) Lots of nice bowls.

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  64. Oops forgot to mention that I follow and I'm grabbing your button too:)

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  65. All great project, well done. My fave has got to be the chicken topper.

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  66. Kudos for being one of the Top Two!! Whoo Hoo!! Pretty good for your first time. I was a weenie and too scared to join in this blog hop due to it being paper piecing. I have this love/hate thing with PP.
    Love Love Love your choice of colors and cute photo staging/
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  67. Loving the bowls. The first set is my favorite, but I love them all really. Thanks for sharing!

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  68. I loved the effect of the chicken and eggs--so cute. I think red would make a great border. You are really ambitious--so many cute, cute bowls!

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  69. Wonderful bowls thanks for sharing.

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  70. Wow, I really love those place mats and the mug rug! Those colors are so eye catching. Your chicken is just so cute!

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  71. Oh Wow!! I love all your bowls!! I love the different variety of blocks you made! Love them all!!

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  72. Love your mug rug and placemats. Great fabrics. Have a great weekend.

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  73. lOVE ALL OF YOUR BOWLS. tHE PLACEMATES ARE A GREAT IDEA. Love the colors.

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  74. Great job and a cute chicken....so sweet.

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  75. HI! NEAT BOWLS!THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  76. Oh, both bowls are very cute!

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  77. Love your bowls & placemats. Your chicken & eggs are
    "egg"septional!!! I am a new follower. Glad I found
    you! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  78. I love the chicken on top of the bowls! Thanks for sharing and for the give-away. I am a new follower=)

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  79. The chicken on top makes me so happy! Love all 3 of your pieces!

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  80. Adorable blocks! I think a black and white check would make a cute border on your chicken block. Maybe even a small dot if you're hesitant on checks :O)

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  81. All of them look fantastic! The chicken sitting in the bowl is a great idea!

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  82. I see you couldn't stop at just one either...LOL. Your bowls are beautiful.

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  83. Roxanne, no one would have every guessed you had never paper pieced before. I can see you are hooked. I spent way too much time bonding with my ripper!! All your bowls are awesome...love the chicken, so clever...and for the border, I would go the medium blue...thanks for sharing, have a wonderful week!! Pauline

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  84. Nice bowls, I have been thinking enlarging the pattern too.
    Sophie from http://sophiedentelles.canalblog.com/ (I cannot comment as an OpenID with name/URL like in other blogger blogs)

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  85. Oh that rooster is just darling, what a great job you did!

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  86. What great bowls, not only did you conquer the bowls but got crazy and added a chicken and some eggs, BRAVO!!!! I'm glad I wasn't the only one to think they looked small, (and lonely) !!! Love your Rhode Island Red hen stack the best!!! Have no idea about a frame/border??? maybe dark brown? Am hopping by late, have had hit or miss internet lately.

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  87. I LOVE all the variations of your bowl quilts! They're all just beautiful.

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  88. Wow... love how you have just run with this concept and really made it your own. Pretty.
    I am a new follower of your great blog.

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  89. Love all your bowls! Thanks for sharing.

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