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:
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!