Monday, 20 August 2012

My Stop On Bowls with Borders Blog Hop



Hello and welcome to my stop on the Bowls with Borders Blog Hop!

I would like to thank Regina for creating this lovely pattern and allowing all of us hoppers to use it! I would also like to thank our Head Cheerleader Madame Samm for creating this hop and the lovely Carol for organizing it!

On T.V there is a commercial that says NO ONE IS GOOD AT EVERYTHING.....but EVERYONE IS GOOD AT SOMETHING! I found that to really hit home with this blog hop....LOL

This is my 2nd attempt at paper piecing.  After my first attempt back in January I swore NEVER AGAIN! When Madame Samm first came out with her idea of doing a bowl swap I thought LOVE THE PATTERN, but nowhere near that kind of skill level to take part. When the swap turned into a hop I thought....dare I try again???

I had seriously outrageous goals of what I was going to create and although the pattern was great and really easy to follow.....my brain just kept going huh? Whaa? Duh? Bang Boom.. Lights out...LOL

This is what I ended up with 

It’s not the 6 bowl masterpiece I thought I was going to make, but I love it all the same. I tried really hard and ended up with something that I think is presentable....I hope you all feel the same way too!!

Thanks for stopping by I hope you had an interesting time at least. Now go on and see what my co-hosts created for today!!


84 comments:

  1. Love your little stack, they remind me of Fiesta ware! Thank you for sharing.

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  2. You did a great job. I like it!

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  3. Oh, it does look like Fiesta Ware - great color and fun photo. Thank you for sharing your story and bowls with us.

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  4. Love your yellow bowls. All the others are filled with garden produce. Thanks - always fun visiting.

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  5. Love your yellow bowls. All the others are filled with garden produce. Thanks - always fun visiting.

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  6. beautiful bowls
    Greetings from Germany

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  7. Your bowls are wonderful! Great colors and I like your two bowl design.

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  8. You did a great job as you did your best. Thanks for sharing

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  9. Well done! Sometimes less is more - and with the trepidation one has going into paper piecing, I totally get it! You did good :o)

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  10. They look lovely! Paper piecing does become easier. You just have to practise, rip stitches, throw stuff around the room and then it all comes together! Great job for persevering!

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  11. Well done! Great to have a go rather than not.. Lovely two bowls anyway. Love the borders with it. So cute. Great Job!

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  12. Your bowls look great. Well done. I found early one using paper piecing that I ended up having a lot of tantrums as it just didn't work for me. Now several years later I find it a great technique.

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  13. Thank you for your insistent trying on paper piecing! Yes it may be somewhat intimidating in the beginning but it is a great technique and worth trying it. Like Lyndsey I also gave up in the beginning but came back and now love it. So maybe one day you will be with us paper piecers!
    Regina in Germany

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  14. I love your little bowls! They are great. Glad you persevered.

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  15. Sunny yellow with a happy fellow showing them off. It works for me! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. I love your bowls. They are so bright and cheerful.

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  17. All start is difficult - one says in Deutsclhland. Only courage, it will already clap. The beginning has well succeeded.
    Many greetings from Germany

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  18. Your project is wonderful. Thank you for sharing with us today.
     

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  19. Hallo Sieht Klasse aus sehr sehr schön
    lg Heidi

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  20. I love your little stack of bowls. The little gnome says it all. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  21. Your bowls turned out lovely, so glad that you gave paper piecing and second try!

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  22. Hi!!! Your bowls look great to me!!! I love the yellow you used!!!!

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  23. Very nice,,,I think you did just wonderful with your stack of bowls...

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  24. Such beautiful colors, love your bowls :)

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  25. Fabulous! More than 'presentable'!!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  26. RosemaryB here: I love yellow!
    This is really great for your second attempt. You could frame it! and hang it in your kitchen or give it to someone you love. The black border makes it really striking!
    Thanks you so much for sharing your creation. WELL DONE!!

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  27. My goodness Hayley I know how hard these were to do...but you did a very good showing...for all of your troubles, we here, are sew enjoying your bowls..I trust the next hop will be sew much easier wink...this ahhh week announcement..

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  28. Definitely presentable. Good job. I have to agree, the paper piecing is hard.

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  29. I do love it...especially love the photograph...very creative!

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  30. Your bowls turned out very pretty. I just love the bright boarder. Thank you for sharing.

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  31. I'm with you I have to practice my paper piecing and then look out scraps...... not sure if hubby wants to hear that I have a lot of scraps...... great job on your little master piece
    in stitches

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  32. You did a wonderful job on your bowls! Good for you for trying and look how pretty it turned out!!!

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  33. I like your masterpiece, is cute and the colors are beautiful together!
    you are a winner (you had one more bowl than me )LOL
    Thanks for sharing
    Marta

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  34. They turned out just lovely. Paper piecing is a bit of a challenge. It all seemed bacwards to me at first, but got easier (with practice and watching some youtube videos).
    Yours would make a cute table topper.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Great job on your cheerful little stack. This has been a fun hop and it was nice to visit and see your project.

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  36. I love the bright colors you chose. Your bowls look great. I did not participate in this blog hop because paper piecing is my nemesis. I think it's great that you overcame your dislike of paper piecing and created lovely bowls to share with all of us.

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  37. You made a cute little stack of bowls! The gnome seems to be happy with them...lol. great job!

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  38. Beautiful bowls and I love your little gnome!

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  39. Well, your short stack is just great.
    Even your gnome looks a bit surprised!
    Try a Carol Doak book for paper piecing. She is fantastic.
    Thanks for joining in and sharing your project.

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  40. What a nice looking "mug rug" of bowls. I like the short stack.

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  41. Mrs. Pickles-Your little bowls are precious and came out great. I tried PP a few years ago unsuccessfully, but I think I tried to tackle too big of a project. I still have it and maybe will get back to it someday. I admire anyone who is successful with it. Thanks for sharing-from California.

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  42. Well I think your two bowl stack is just as cute as can be. Nice job!

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  43. Your bowl project is way more than presentable. Thanks for sharing it with all of us.

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  44. Very nice work on your bowls.

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  45. yay!! You did it! Now go do it again ;-)

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  46. All artist have mental blocks from time to time and it sounds like you just had one! It's still a very cute and well done block. maybe a mug rug from it? i'd love to have a mug rug with this pattern and I miht just be inspired to do one now! love the gnome too!

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  47. Beautiful bowls! I like it.
    Greetings from Germany
    Nicole

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  48. I love your bowls!! You did a great job!! Thanks for sharing them with us!!

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  49. Hayley...you did a great job. I hear you...I struggled too...I uttered a few choice words and bonded with my ripper and 7 hours later, 3 patterns with multiple trys, scotch taped and retaped...I finally had one bowl and was calling it quits. Now what can I make with one bowl...my message board. I like it so much...crazy me I started another one with 2 bowls...love it too. Now I would really like to make a REAL stack of bowls. Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful week! Pauline

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  50. You did it! Your bowls are very cheerful. I hope your block doesn't end up on the orphan block pile, it's too pretty for that. PP can be confusing, especially the angled bits.

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  51. Very cute! You ded a great job. Thank you for persevering.

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  52. Tea for two and two for tea, a bowl for you and a bowl for me.... they are lovely!

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  53. Love them...and so does Gnome and you will too...everytime you see your piece a smile will appear. You have a wonderful garden, envious me. BC girl with no space. Cathy R

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  54. Mrs. Pickles, I don't want to laugh, but I can't help myself. Your bowl creation is adorable and the little guy standing by them is pretty darn cute. As for your post about the bowls--LOL! Thanks for giving PP another try. :O)

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  55. Looks good to me. Now the 75c question: what are you going to turn it into?

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  56. For my second try, I think I made a square in a square! You did a wonderful job. Do not give up, you got it!

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  57. Your paper pieced bowls look great! So pretty in the setting. You did a fine job!

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  58. Small is good too! Great job!

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  59. Yes as everybody has said they do look like Fiesta Ware. At least you tried and a few people didn't even do that(meaning me) I just can't get into paper piecing so your little bowl is so cute. Thanks

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  60. Oh! The stack is so cute next to Mr. Gnome. I like your bowls with borders.

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  61. They turned out very cute. Love the color.

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  62. I love it! Great bright color choices

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  63. I love the yellows. It would go great in my green kitchen. I found paper piecing to be a challenge, also, but I am glad that I participated. It is so much fun to see everyone's different idea.

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  64. Don't be so hard on yourself! I think your bowls turned out beautifully. Love the bright colors. Thanks for sharing your bowls with us. Great job!

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  65. I think you did a great job. Your little gnome thinks so too.

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  66. Thanks for staying with it and not giving up! It's very smart looking!

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  67. I think your bowls came out really cute! Love the gnome and colors :)

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  68. Looks like a perfect short stack with the gnome. Great colors. :)

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  69. How delightful with your friendly neighborhood gnome! I love it.

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  70. Very nice little stack of bowls!

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  71. I give you an E for extra effort! You and I must both have our issues with Paper Piecing!
    Blessings'Gmama Jane

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  72. Striking colour combination! You should indeed be proud of your paper piecing. Your bowls are beautiful!

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

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  73. Lovely small bowls have you done. Nice to see how many different variations you can make out of the same pattern

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  74. cute! your gnome is very excited about your bowls.

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  75. Your bowls are small, but I love them. They are so lovely. Good job!

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  76. I think you did great. I've never tried paper peicing myself so you are leads above me already.

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  77. Very cute. I enjoy paper-piecing, and find your little quilt so cute.

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