Thanks to everybody who has viewed and commented on my Bowls! I'm sorry I haven't replied to each of you personally but I'm suffering from a bout of vertigo and can't stay on the computer for long before everything spins out of control. I will be going through in short spurts through the weekend and can't wait to see all your lovely bowls as well.
In the meantime, I wanted to show you what I did with the last of my Pure fabrics. After making my bowls, I still had a good pile of scraps and I had a baby shower coming up, so I played with them and came up with this:
Sized at 36 x 46", it took just 2 evenings. I used my favourite chocolate Minkee on the back and turned it to the front for the binding. I even broke into my precious Heather Ross goldfish to make a label:
(Get it? My last name is Fisher ;o)
The word print fabric is perfect for a little boy - all the things I wish for him in the future.
I think he likes it!
I started out with a small bundle of Fat 1/8's - about 12-15 and 1 yd of one of the blue prints (I think) and made the bench cover. I also bought 2 charm packs at the same time. A few months later, Melissa of Happy Quilting had a quilt-along, and the size I chose needed a layer cake or 4 charm packs, so I did what any good quilter would do and bought the layer cake! I used the 2 charm packs and half the layer cake, so that I would have bigger pieces left over. So glad I did, because they were perfect to piece my bowls from.
Now, this is all I have left over:
Who says you need a lot of yardage to make quilts?
I'll put the 5" wide pieces in one bin, the remaining 2 1/2" wide pieces in another and the left-over HSTs in a third, and use them eventually - probably in another Bonnie Hunter scrappy quilt! Her latest book is on its way to me as I type this.
Thanks again for all your kind comments. Time to go lay down again as the room is spinning.