Friday, August 24, 2012

Bowls with Borders!

It is my day for Bowls with Borders!


I challenged myself to only use my stash to create this project.  Originally I was going to make a table runner for a gift, but realized that wouldn't work.  Duh!  Ruins the surprise to blog about a gift! So I dug out my scraps from some recent projects.  I also had planned to resize the pattern larger.  However I forgot and printed it as is, so decided I needed to not waste the paper and do it as originally printed.


From the scraps I used can you tell what my favorite colors are?  I slightly altered the paper pieced pattern.  The pattern had a band of color across each bowl.   I decided to make the bowls in one fabric.    


I machine quilted the stripe I left off at the top of the bowls.  As you can see Denyse Schmidt is one of my favorite fabric designers.  


I inserted squares folded in half into triangles into the corners to create a hanger.  I plan on hanging it in my kitchen .


I took these pictures in my parents beautiful backyard.  As you can see my dad's cat Jasmine (la princessa) is a ham.  Take out a camera and she will pose.  But she tricked me.  I wanted her to take a picture with my quilt.


But she wouldnt let me get close with the quilt.


And I tried.


But this was the best she would let me do.  
Hence why she is Jazzy-girl aka Jasmine aka la princessa!



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keep dreaming...Colleen
My girl Kalli-cat has finally found her spot near my sewing machine.
 And she's getting better at letting me take her picture.

69 comments:

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh no, you pictures did not show up for me and I tried twice. I will come back in the morning. I hope it is just me.

Anita said...

I loved your colors, especially the backing :)

Quilt n Queen said...

Colleen, what a cute wall hanging for your kitchen...great job! Love the fabrics you used...got them in my stash too...and the quilting is perfect! Thanks for sharing, Pauline

Martina said...

Oh you used very lovely fabrics! Looks great!

Heleen Groot said...

That's cats for you! I love your bowls. Are your favourite colours blue and green perhaps? LOL!

Sue said...

Wonderful work! I really love your colors. Thanks for sharing with us.

Gill said...

Fabulous!
I'm a big Denyse Schmidt fan too but it's not so easy to find her fabrics here in the UK. I especially like the fabric you used on the back!
Thanks for sharing!

Amira Ameruddin said...

Cute bowls and ooo cute cat too...

Cattinka said...

these are very pretty bowls, I like the qulting on the outer border.
KATRIN W.

Renate said...

Your bowls are cute and the pictures you have made are great.

Lyndsey said...

Your bowls are great and I love the fabrics you have used.

Thearica said...

I always love it when blue and green are used together! So clean looking!

kheli said...

Quite lovely!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Your colours are so soft..I like green too. It is always fresh...great job.

piece peace said...

That will be such a cherry wall hanging for your kitchen, Colleen. I love your furry friends, too.

Zuzan said...

Loved the fresh bllue and green with the quilting border.

Madame Samm said...

Good Morning my dear...your photos are terrific...
glad you played, fabric choices from stash..well I would have to say darn good choices..

LOVE to add to our pinterest board however it would not allow me to pin them ...if you would like them added please send me a photo..I will add to other blog hope you consider..your shaded one is excellent

Abbigail said...

I like the one piece bowls. They look great!

Linda said...

What beautiful, calming colors! Your bowls are beautiful!

Peggy H. said...

I like your choice of colors. Nice job.

Just Carol said...

Your bowls are just so relaxing to look at with those colors. The green fabric in your bowl creation is beautiful and your quilting around the edges really shows off your bowls. Love it! As for the stubborn little kitty photos, you gave me a nice little laugh to start my day off. Thanks for hopping with us and I hope you'll do it again sometime. :O)

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here today:
Oh kitties, they are so silly. I am glad you got some kind of pic with Jasmine the Princessa
Your kitty Kalli is really sweet too

I adore your bowls project. Green and blue are such lovely colors so calming. I like the bowls without the rim accents too! Great quilting expertise here too
Thanks for sharing!

Brenda said...

Love your bowls and the color choices.

Chris said...

Nice cool summer colors! A quilt just isn't a quilt without the cat's stamp of approval. Sweet kitty.

Sherry said...

I love the fabrics you used in your project and the way you finished it for hanging is a great idea. I may have to go back and add something like that to my project. My cat loves to join in when I try to take pictures too. Your post made me smile.

Aliceart said...

I love the colors you used, too! This is very nice, and I'll bet now you're glad it worked out the way it did.

Sheila said...

Love your bowls, especially the color of the fabric. Like your idea of how to hang it. Thank you for being part of the hop.

Needled Mom said...

I love the pretty colors in your bowl quilt. Very nice.

Sheila said...

Your bowls are lovely , a fresh spring kind of look , refreshing and cool ,thanks for sharing.

Julie in WA said...

I love the blue and green DS prints, and they are certainly pretty in the bowls!

Diann said...

Your project will look wonderful hanging in your kitchen.

Judy B said...

The colors of your bowls are wonderful, so cool and refreshing! That is a great idea of making them each one color. Thank you for sharing.

Sophie said...

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

Judith said...

Your mini quilt will hang in your kitchen beautifully! Thank you for sharing...Judith, Texas

Rosa said...

Looks fabulous.love your fabrics choice!

I hanged mine in the kitchen too though is a beautiful runner.

Kathy said...

I love greens also. Great job! The border just ties all of the colors together.

Farm Quilter said...

Your bowls are so cute! I love your helpers too!!

Nellie Duclos said...

Hello Colleen in NC
I love your bowls with borders little quilt with the soft muted blues and greens and the coordinated pretty backing fabric.
Cats can be unpredictable sometimes. I know because we have 3 who always help me which usually means sitting on things I am making, no matter where I try to work. Thanks for sharing, from CA, USA

JanesQuilting said...

Your bowls are lovely, I like the fabric that you used. Your fathers cat is adorable. I never seen a cat that liked its picture taken. Mine is also camera shy. I take candid shots that she does not know. I keep the flash off. You have a great partner to sew with.

Quiltgirlie said...

I love your blue and green fabrics. Lovely quilt.
LG, Britta

Nancy@OwensOlivia said...

Looking good! I like the color choices too. I would love to try paper piecing. Just another thing to add to my to-do list! ha!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

I love your mini! What gorgeous fabric as well. Your bowls are lovely. Loved reading your post and had a few giggles. It was fun to see Jasmine also. Animals,like little kids, don't always do what you want them to. hehe. Thanks for sharing your bowls with us. Super job!~

pinsandneedles said...

Love your color choice and fabrics. DS is a great fabric designer. This is a fun wall hanging! Thanks for sharing.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Pretty fabrics. Love the hanger corners. Thanks for sharing.

Connie said...

Beautiful bowls and great color choice! Cute photos of the kitty too!

Britt-Inger said...

Beautiful bows and lovely fabric. Very nice work.
Thanks for sharing

Carrie P. said...

turned out really cute. I like the bowls without the stripes too. I like your modern version.

Katherine said...

Your bowls are just beautiful! I adore DS fabrics too, fresh and modern. Well done!

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

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, now I like stash scrapping challenge pieces and this is delightful. Thank you for sharing.

Debby said...

Green and blue make for a beautiful project. Thanks for sharing. I live in Fairfax, VA (Washington, DC area).

Rebecca said...

I love your fabrics! This is so pretty. :)

MoeWest said...

I love the combination of green and blue! Nice fabric choices and quilting. This will look great in your kitchen. And your cat has the prettiest green eyes!

evelyn said...

What a beautiful colour combo. Great fabrics. I love your photos. Hello kitties.

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work thanks for sharing!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Really great bowls and I love the fabric, but the kitty stole the show.

Mary said...

Love your color and fabric choices. Your bowls are great. Thank you for sharing.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I am so glad I came back! I can see it and it is wonderful. This is so funny as D.S. is my favorite too and my last post was how I finally cut into my Katie Jump Rope. I love your bowls, fabrics and colors.

Cecilia said...

Very pretty. I love your bowls and the cats. Thank you for sharing.

Robin said...

Very cool bowls. I am very onto green right now also. Any and every shade!

Cathy said...

I just loved this, the colours, the size, the stack, the backing, the way you are hanging it - good by sleeves - this is so fabric saving and no band just the bowl...ideas ideas. What a ham your Dad's cat, princess is and Kalli-cat so sweet and great pose on your - you won a sewing cabinet! Way to go! Again LOVE your bowls. Thank you.
Cathy R

Pauline said...

A lovely little quilt! Great colors and quiltwork, great cat in the garden.
Your own cat is a beauty aswell!

Jeanneke said...

My favourite colours :>) Love your quilt!

Ariane said...

Your little quilt is gorgeous!!

...Gabi said...

your bowls are very nice, i like the color
sorry my english is not so good
greetings from cologne
gabi

Marcia W. said...
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Marcia W. said...

Your bowls with(out) borders are cute. I like the quilting definition of the bowl border, and the fabric selection. Thanks for sharing your project.

Megan said...

I am LOVING all these stacked bowl mini-quilts! Don't tell the others, but your DS interpretation is one of my faves! Heh, your parents' cat looks like she's on her way to becoming a LOLcats superstar.

Regina Grewe said...

Oh sorry - somehow I missed your bowls on August 24th - these are so busy and exciting days!
I like your littel bowl pile you made after my small pattern. Somehow the plaid base bowl is dragging my eyes to look and look and look...
Of course I had joy with your cat - I am a cat lover too.
If you would like to see your work in my guest gallery please contact me at info@reginagrewe.de.
Regina from Germany

Karin på Ösäter said...

Beautiful bowl hanger!

Karin på Ösäter