Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Bowls with Borders Blog Hop!

Today is my day to show you the bowls that I made for the Bowls With Borders Blog Hop.
(The dates for this hop are August 13 through August 28.)
Regina Grewe of Textile Landscapes makes fabulous paper piecing patterns and was kind enough to share her Bowls with Borders pattern for free to anyone who was willing to make something for the blog hop. Of course, you still make something by buying her pattern or one of her many others.
Thanks to Madame Samm from Sew WE Quilt
 and Carol from Just Let Me Quilt for organizing this wonderful blog hop.  My fellow contributors today are:
Rita, Crooked Quilter
Geema's Wonderings

Piece Peace

 And here is mine!

I started with the idea of making a wall hanging, when I realized I need a new tea tray liner.  First I resized the pattern by photocopying it at 200%.   I had scraps leftover from this quilt:



and this bench pad:



(and can you believe I still had enough left over to make a baby quilt - my next post!) I've pretty much used up all my Pure fabric, what is left will be fed into my Scrap-Users System.

I was kind of making it up as I went along - so I trimmed it to be an exact fit for the tray, planning on using ric-rac then a traditional binding.  Much to my dismay, what I remembered as being brown ric-rac turned out to be brown piping - so I used that and the liner is a wee bit small (but not enough to notice!).  Here's some closeups of my finish!



I still have to hand-sew the binding down on the back side, but I'm really happy with how it turned out.

Thanks for visiting!  I'm sorry I don't have a giveaway this time, I just got back from holidays and have not had time to sort one out.  I have a blogiversary coming up, so watch for one in a few weeks!

84 comments:

  1. I love that you made such good use of all your fabrics. your bowl tea try is just wonderfl! I love the colors. You did a great job, thanks for sharing.

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  2. Your use of the bowls for a tea tray cover is wonderful! Thank you for sharing

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  3. Love your bowls! And that you used up all your scraps and leftovers from the other beautiful projects.
    I'll reveal my bowls on August 23rd.
    Cheers!

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  4. Wonderful! I love the fabrics you used.
    Thanks for sharing..

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  5. I love your bowls! Don't you love scraps?

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  6. What a terrific idea. Love the fabrics. Thanks for being part of the hop.

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  7. What a neat project and so carefully sewn. What do you do to prevent the tray liner from shifting?

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  8. I absolutely love the colors you choice! Your bowls are beautiful.

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  9. Terri. Beautiful colors together - brown and blue. And to make something functional is a bonus! Your addition of piping was done perfectly! Thanks for sharing your bowls with us.

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  10. Love the Pure fabrics, glad that you enlarged so the top bowl's words could be read. The piping pure perfection. Thank you.

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  11. I love the Pure fabrics and what a lovely set you know have with quilt, bench runner and now tray liner. And the piping I think is a better finish for the liner - well done on another design idea for the bowl pattern. Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  12. No give away - no problem, it's a treat to look at your tray liner (and quilt and bench runner)! Thank you!

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  13. Love the color choices and the precise fit in your tray!

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  14. Nice bowls, I like the colors,
    greatings from Germany! :O)

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  15. What a great use of leftovers!
    I love the colours!

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  16. lovely.. makes a good tea tray liner..love the combination of blues and browns...

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  17. Oh I love your bowls in brown and blue! Beautiful! And your quilt too!

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  18. Love that fabric line, I missed out on it...your bowls are beautiful as well as the other projects you made originally. thanks for sharing :)

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  19. Brown and blue is one of my all time fabric combos!! Love the tea tray cover!

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  20. Your project is wonderful. Thank you for sharing with us today. Excellent idea.
     

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  21. I like your bowls and the fabrics you've used. I just used the same for a quilt.
    Sonja

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  22. Good Morning Terri, I had to chuckle, I too purchased sew much of this fabric, that it still takes up space in my cupboards....YOUR creations for each were wonderful and your fabric tray today..well it is absolutely delightful.
    the piping is perfect. wonderful, you were certainly in our tops today for inspiration ..

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    1. ps. just for today, can you shut off your word verification, I think you would get even more comments.

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    2. Thanks, Samm - I didn't realize I had word verification turned on. I've turned it off now.

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  23. Beautiful bowls. I love that fabric line. Thanks for hopping!

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  24. Love the idea for the tea tray. What a great use of the pattern.

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  25. RosemaryB here: I love your bowls. The FUN thing is using bits of fabric that were in other projects. It reminds you of what you originally made
    Your finished project is perfect!!
    thank you so much for sharing with us!

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  26. Well, here yet another use for these cute bowls! You all amaze me at the different uses for them. I love the tray towel made from the blocks! Great job!

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  27. The brown piping looks great. In my opinion it works even better than the ric-rack would have.

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  28. Love your color combination, very nice. Your bowls turned out lovely and I like the idea of a tray liner! Thank you for sharing. Happy quilting!

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  29. I have that fabric, too, and loved sewing with it. Your bowls were so cute, though that piping scares the heck out of me because I wouldn't even know how to sew it on. LOL! Your quilt is beautiful--thanks for sharing a pic of it. I'm so glad you hopped with us! PS--I see you do genealogy. Me, too. :O)

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  30. It has been so fun seeing all of the creative ways people have used this pattern. I love tray liner and the colors and fabrics!

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  31. Wonderful to use as a tray liner. Love your fabrics!

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  32. Pretty colors. Love all three projects. It always amazes me how the same fabric sewn in different patterns can look coordinated yet unique.
    Thanks for sharing

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  33. It`s just beautiful.I `m enjoying the Blog Hop.Love this fabric line.

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  34. Pretty fabric for a stack of bowls and your other projects! Love the Pure fabric line!

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  35. What a beautiful tray cover (great idea) and I just love the Pure fabrics! Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Great use for your cute bowls. The colors are wonderful.

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  37. I love your fabric choice and that you have a purpose for your block!

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  38. What a great idea! I would have not thought of doing this.

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  39. I like the colors you chose. good job

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  40. Love those fabrics and that was a great idea to use the bowls as a liner for your tray. I have a little tray that I have been wondering what to do about lining it. Fun idea.

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  41. I love your new tea tray liner :) My bowls are all scrappy. I normally don't do scrappy. I do wish that I had gone with a color scheme - you picked a great color combo :)

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  42. Such a great set of bowls. My daughter's favorite colors are blues and browns together, so I better not let her see your lovely quilts or she will have me making some too, ha ha. Very nicely done.

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  43. A tea tray liner is a great idea for the bowls! I love your fabric choice too. I'm still hoarding some of that. I have a tray exactly like yours ... I wonder where I put it? Thanks for the inspiration.

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  44. Love your tea tray liner what a wonderful idea and I love the color to.

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  45. Thanks everyone for your lovely comments. I will try to reply to each of you and check out your bowls as well!

    Terri in BC

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  46. Thank you for sharing all your gorgeous projects with us!! From the quilt, bench pad and tea tray liner - I love your work!!! The colors are fabulous!! Way to think outside the box to create the tea tray liner - brilliant!!

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  47. What a pretty tea tray liner...great idea! TFS

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  48. Terri - Thanks for sharing your bowls with us. I checked out your website and like your use of masking tape to help quilting with "minky". My sister who has limited experience sewing just tackled a project with "minky" and found out how frustrating it can be so I will pass on the masking tape idea.

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  49. what a great idea. All your projects made from the same fabrics are so pretty.

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  50. That blue line of Pure makes up into such beautiful projects. I like your bowls and the piping is very professional!

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  51. Love the browns and blues.....wonderful fabrics and bowls.

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  52. This is very sweet...I like the idea of a tea tray....and love the colours

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  53. What a very nice little tray liner.

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  54. great work thanks for sharing!! Brown with blue... i love it.

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  55. This is a wonderful idea for your bowls with borders. I like the Pure colors.

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  56. Very nice idea and love the quilt.

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  57. This is my second most loving color combination. And to turn this pattern into tray liner is clever idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  58. great idea and very nice
    greetings from Germany

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  59. Sehr schöne Farbzusammenstellung!
    LG, Gudrun

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  60. Beautiful tea tray liner. The colors are gorgeous. How fun to use in several projects.

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  61. I think the piping looks great. Love the colours.

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  62. I love your bowls, what a great color combination. That is really nice that you were able to use the same fabrics from your quilt, with is gorgeous. Love your tray liner and bench cover as well. Everything looks so great together. Super job and thanks for sharing all your wonderful projects with us. Great job! oh and I'm a new follower.

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  63. Your tray liner looks great! It is so much fun to see what everyone is doing with this pattern. I love yours!

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  64. I love the color combination and your finished project. Great job!

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  65. Your bowls are great and the fabrics are gorgeous .

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  66. I love the fabrics you chose for your bowls!! Beautiful!!

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  67. Blue and brown is so classy. I like how you modified the pattern to fit your tray. Its been fun to see how different bloggers have changed the pattern a bit to suit their design.

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  68. That are very nice bowls. I love the fabrics you have chosen.

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  69. Love how the colors are work with each other and that tailored look for your tray! Great way of using up all your fabric :)

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  70. OH, I love that combination of colors. One of my favorites!!!

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  71. That color combo is great, in the bowls, and in your quilt. Great job!

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  72. I love the idea of the tea tray liner and your bowls make it extra beautiful! Great job!

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  73. The piping really sets it off. I love that it's cute and functional. =)

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  74. What calming colors you've chosen (okay,m t hey were leftovers, but you still chose them for this project!!) I really like the piping--that's going to go on my "to try" list. HOpe you're feeling better soon!

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  75. Terri, I love your tray liner and the piping...perfect finish!!! I love your fabrics too and still have a lot of Pure in my stash...love Sweetwater fabrics. Wish I had thought of increasing my pattern to 200%, maybe I wouldn't have struggled so much. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing in the blog hop, have a wonderful week!! Pauline

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  76. Great job! I just love that fabric line and I am excited with all that you accomplished with it!

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  77. UBI, love it!! took me a minute to figure that out! Love your bowls, making them into a tray liner was a great idea!! I like the piping. It's fun using bits and pieces other have given you!! And the pure line sure has made a big impact in your house!!! WOW!! You made some great things with it besides the bowls!! Sorry I am late hopping around (due to limited internet access), but having a great itme! Be back here soon one of these days. You have lots going on here!!

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  78. Love it when you can go to your stash of fabrics for a couple of little projects like this. Thanks for sharing your bowls.

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