Monday, August 13, 2012

1st Day of Bowls With Borders AND My Bowls!

Bowls With Borders hosted by....
....drum roll, please....

We ended up with over 160 people from all over
the world participating in this blog hop.
Isn't that amazing!

This is my first time hosting and I'm loving it THANKS to Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt and her guidance, support and positive encouragement. It was a little challenging for me with the different languages involved and I learned that when "Bowls With Borders" is translated to German from English in Google Translate it reads "Bowls With Limitations." There are definitely no limitations going on here as you will see over the next two weeks. A big thanks to those of you who were understanding and kind about my Google-translated emails! Check out That Other Blog to learn more about Regina Grewe who so kindly gave us the bowl pattern for this hop.

AND now it's my turn to show you
There was something about this cute bowl pattern that made me want to stack those bowls higher and higher just to see how far I could go, but I controlled myself and kept them at a reasonable amount...sort of.

(I found the ghost at
These fabrics reminded me of colors that were in my grandmother's kitchen 
I added some little pockets on the back so I can hang it or use it as a runner.
I love this fabric! It is Riley Blake's Lost and Found fabric which is sort of vintage looking like me.
The paper pieced tulip is from Charise Creates "Hello Spring" pattern
(just minus the flower pot) and I enlarged it to fit my bowls. 

My head was spinning with ideas for the bowls, but I limited it to just three projects.
Whoops! Make that four....I couldn't stop the bowls
from entering my

The front of my Laurel Burch table topper
The back of it

Enough about me....let the hopping begin!

Be sure to check back everyday to see who's posting their fabulous bowls on their blog or on the cute blog Madame Samm set-up especially for those without blogs.

August 13th
The little glitch was fixed--all links go
directly to the post on That Other Blog. Enjoy!

The House On The Side Of The Hill
Just Let Me Quilt---ME!
Did someone say "GIVEAWAY"?
No......but I'm saying it now. How about.......
A little bit of Ghastlie Fabrics?
(Not sure how much fabric is in this little bundle,
but it's all yours if you win)

This giveaway ends on Wednesday, August 29th, at 6 p.m. PST
and the winner will be announced soon after.
  1. Leave a short and sweet comment.
  2. Make sure I can contact you if you're a noreply blogger. Typing out your email address like this helps avoid spammers: iblog at aol dot com. If I can't contact you, you can't win.
  3. I'll mail the giveaway item anywhere if you win.
  4. Only ONE entry per person.
  5. Entries after 6 p.m. PST on August 29th will not be included in the giveaway.


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Jana said...

Wow! So many bowls! I love the Nana's ones. Thanks for hosting this blog hop. I am having so much fun - sewing and blog-hopping too. And love to read so sweet comments on my creation too (psst!).

Betteem said...

Sign me up for some Ghastily fabric, Please!

Cathy said...

Carol, I'm finally catching up with the postings and somehow you bowls are last. Worth the wait for sure. I love the themes, the colours, the stack and knowing you put thought into each one is wonderful. Just like the bowls. Thank you for being such a great Host.
Cathy R
9155cathyralph at gmail dot com

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Sorry for being so late in commenting. After this I will be all caught up. =)

I really love the tulip bowls, but the bird one...Now that one is fantastic! Thanks for being such a great hostess...

Birgitt said...

Love all the bowls but the tulip bowls are my favorite. Will have to put another project on my endless to do list. :-)
Regards from Germany
ritterin at web dot de

Cherise said...

Love all your bowls! Great job! Thanks for sharing! Have a Nice Day! :)

Foolish Feathers said...

I love the bright Nonna bowls, actually all your bowls look fabulous! So glad you could be our hostess!

Sewgirl said...

I really love the whole bowls theme. I must go to Regina's site and get the pattern as it looks so versatile. I have been enjoying all the variety that everyone has shown. Wwould love to win that great fabric too!!!

Sunshine Girl said...

Wow they are all so nice - particularly like the tulip fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win some ghastlies - I love them and already have a nice little pile here waiting for some inspiration! Well done on hosting such a huge blog hop - I havent had chance to play along this time due to been on holiday but I am watching a few from the sidelines! said...

I am just starting to get caught up with my comments on all my "BowlMates". I am in love, love, love with your versions of the the Halloweeny one and the "retro" one, Oh My Gosh, that one just slayed me!!!!!! I have to finish mine this weekend!!!! But I have to go teach my sewing classes today and tomorrow my son, DIL and granddaughter want to take to the ETSY birthday party celebration at the Port of Los Angeles!!!!! I need more hours in the day!!!!!! HA!!!

Quilts And Pieces said...

You know, I just saw this line online yesterday and loved it! What a funny halloween line! I would love to win a little bundle!

Maria Kievit said...

Finally finding time to go thru all the blogs. Was on vacation earlier, but love all you've done on your bowls! There are some amazing bowls out there, and I've just finished only day one..... Have a couple more days to see everything. Thanks for organizing this event also. I am having an awesome time looking!

gi quilt said...

Love your bowls! Just found this today but what a cute idea. giquilt1at gmail dot com

dodie said...

Very cute bowl creations. What fun and good ideas. Love the christmas card holder!!!!

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