Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Bowls with Boarders Blog Hop & Giveaway Too!

Today is the second day of the Bowls with Boarders Blog Hop and it is also my day to blog.

I want to first give a Special Thanks to Carol for letting me join along with this Blog Hop and to Madame Samm for sponsoring (and may I add, doing a great job too).  I was all excited.  It looked like such a fun pattern.  My second big Thanks goes to Regina Grewe for her unique pattern.  It was just the push I really needed.  For you see you had the choice to either do paper piecing to make the block, or appliqué.  Well, I never did paper piecing, so here was my chance.

First I decided on an idea as to how I wanted to make mine, then drew it out to see how it would look.




As you can see, my assistant (as usual) was all excited that I had my design.  





So off to my room to pick out my fabrics.  I know she will come when she hears me in my room digging into my scraps.  She loves helping me (I think, either way, she sure is good company.  I can tell her anything and she will keep all my secrets.)



                 
We found some Urban Chicks by Moda that I had left over from my Scrappy Sampler quilt.  I thought these would make cute bowls.





I had decided to make my blocks smaller.  So I made my paper pattern, and started making my bowls.  This is my first, also my first at paper piecing.





After all were made I started putting them all together....



Hmmm, not bad, once I did one, the rest were easy.

By now I lost my partners attention again.  But she remains in my room with me.  (She has a bed in almost every room.  She is always in the same room as I am.)




After all the blocks were made and put together, it was time to put on my cat and mouse.  I then machine appliquéd them using the blanket stitch and monofilament thread.  I  added the cat whiskers and the mouse’s tail with embroider thread.   My partner was all excited cause now it was time to quilt.





Next was to quilt.  I machine quilted in the ditch of all my bowls and around the cat and mouse, Then around the boarder.  I  added a black the binding to blend in and make it look like a frame.

I put a dot of white fabric paint on the mouse for an eye, and a bigger black dot for the nose.



Here it is:  Total size is:  10 ½” X 18”




Oh no, KC is checking up on me again.  She always knocks over the waist can to see what is in it when I am done with a project.  Is she checking to see what she can play with...or is she checking to make sure I did not throw anything out I may need later?





Come and join me in checking out all the other quilters that have Blogged today.  Below is a list, just click on their name and  I will see you there.



Click on the badge on the side to get the full schedule of bloggers, you won't want to miss a one.  There are many tutorials and giveaways.  It is GREAT!

OK, Now for the GIVEAWAY....oh, yeah, I am having a great giveaway of a stack of 30 adorable 5 inch charms.   Each one is different. 

They are from the Bits & Bobbins collection by Jenni Calo ,
 purchased from Connecting Threads


 

Just think of the beautiful Bowls with Boarders you could make with these.  Or something special for you sewing room.

To enter, you must be a follower of my blog, and leave me a comment.  Winners to be announced on the 23rd of August.

So, please comment, and don't forget to check out all the rest of the blogs listed above, you don't want to miss a thing.

I must run my partner is waiting,  time to clean up my mess for my next project.  


            

HAVE FUN AND HAPPY QUILTING!





Check my website gallery for more selections: http://janesquilting.com

128 comments:

Judy B said...

Fantastic job on your bowls! The cat and mouse addition really set it off. Thank you for the great giveaway.

Nini said...

I like your bowls!!!
Greetings from Germany
Nicole

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love the addition of the cat and mouse - how clever! Thank you for sharing with us today.

Gill said...

I love the bowls! and the addition of a cat and mouse is adorable!
I'm a happy follower!

Martina said...

Great idea! Love the cat and mouse with those bowls! Cute!

Cattinka said...

I like paper piecing and I like cats, and I love what you did with your bowls! Great idea!
KATRIN W.

jatajomi said...

Wonderful bowls,
greetings from Germany !:O)

Amira Ameruddin said...

O that is so creative! Look like a mischievous cat.. So cute.

Zuzan said...

The mouse's curling tail does not please puss sitting in a bowl =what fun with bowls.

I am a charm lover so thank you for the giveaway and I have just become a follower.

Sew Surprising said...

How clever and creative, you certainly have made a very stricking piece and it just made me smile. And I have enjoyed reading your blog and having a look around :) you bowled me over ;)

Sheila said...

What a great wall hanging. I can see that your assistant was also your inspiration! I have a helper that looks almost identical. Thanks for sharing.

Farm Quilter said...

Your bowls are great and putting your assistant in the quilt just makes it all that much better!! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!!

Fiesta said...

Jane, thank you for sharing your thought process. Your bowls are wonderful. I became a follower. Looking forward to reading your blog.

Britt-Inger said...

I love your stack of bowls and it is so fun with the cat and mouse play.
Thank you for your give away
Britt-Inger in Sweden

Debby said...

Great step by step showing how you put things together. I like your creativity with the cat and mouse. Especially love the little mouse - that was a little imaginary creature all the years raising my 3 girls. Now I have to go find my own cat and mouse creations! I have a mouse quilt started somewhere . . .

Maria said...

Your bowls with the cat and mouse are just gorgeous....

Pauline said...

Cute! I like your addition to the bowls pattern!

Strawberrycake said...

Great idea your cat in the Bowls! And a great work, too! As sweet is the Mouse.
Greetings, Marita

Fischtown Lady said...

Wunderfull work! I love it!
Greetings, Marita

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Madame Samm said...

Good morning Pauline..your bowls with your cat peeking through...marvellous..in fact sew marvellous that I think, yes I think....well you will just have to go and see...

Thearica said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your wallhanging!!! That is just too stinking cute! I love how you took it to the next level and added whimsy to it! Great job!

Donna said...

I love your bowls...and your cat! My cat also has a bed in each room and joins me in my sewing room too. Thanks for sharing with us.

Donna said...

I love your bowls...and your cat! My cat also has a bed in each room and joins me in my sewing room too. Thanks for sharing with us.

tubakk said...

I really love your cute and fun quilt. Your idea about the cat is fantastic, and I have to think about it for my daughter in law, because she loves cats. Thank you for showing us. I'm your new follower, and will certainly come back. tubakk@online.no

Linda said...

Very, very cute! I love it.

Brenda said...

I love this version of the pattern. The cat and mouse are so cute. Very creative.

Cindy Staub said...

Your bowls turned out great! Love the added cat and mouse, very clever! Happy quilting!

krislovesfabric said...

Love your addition of critters!! I thought I was following but checked and wasn't...I am now!! Thanks for sharing!

legato1958 said...

Oh, I just love your cat and mouse addition to the stack of bowls! It is so pretty! I have a cat helper, too, so I loved reading your blog.
I am a new follower.
Thanks for the giveaway chance!

susie
legato1958@aol.com

Leonore said...

How cool is the cat and mouse! I like that.
Many greet from Germany

Kathleen said...

I love how you added the cat and the mouse to your quilt...such a fun quilt...thank you for the giveaway....

Kathleen said...

I love how you added the cat and the mouse to your quilt...such a fun quilt...thank you for the giveaway....

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh how cute is that!!!! I adore your bowls piece!! The imagination you have girl!! I love the cat and mouse; so inventive....great job!!

I am a new follower...can't resist..haha

piece peace said...

Your bowls are adorable. I had a similar idea. There are cats with my bowls on Thursday. I like yours better.

Marla Nelson said...

Love the design. What a good idea to add the cat and mouse. Thanks for the give qawy.

Sandy said...

Very cute wall hanging! I like it!

CraftyDeb said...

Oh my gosh that is just cuteness overload! Your bowls are just over the top :)
love, love, love what you did with it!

ninifee said...

Das sieht ja toll aus mit der Katze und der Maus :-))))
Vielen Dank für die vielen schönen Fotos!
LG, Gudrun

Nancy in IN said...

So cute. I love.

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

What a clever idea for the bowls, isn't it amazing how a design element can make it uniquely yours? Great job!

Patty said...

What a unique stack of bowls.Love the black cat(thats what mine is). And thanks for the giveaway.

Rebecca said...

love your design with the critters.

Carrie P. said...

How creative! You made such a cute bowl design. Love it.

Linda said...

Adorable and so clever!
I'm a follower, by the way!

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

Cute little "boarder" in your stack of bowls. But I love the addition of the mouse!!! And I'm a happy follower!
Thanks for the give-away.

Rosa said...

Your bowls are fantastic and the cat and mouse,very cute.You did great design !!

Of course, a happy follower!!

Kathy H said...

I love the bowls and the cat addition is so much fun. Thanks for sharing.

Emily C said...

Love the cat hiding in the bowls ready to pounch on the unsuspecting mouse. Too Cute.

Needled Mom said...

That is just darling. I love the cat and mouse. I'm a new follower.

Beate from Gabrielles Atelier said...

So nice to see your talent for jokes...but I dont want to be the mouse! So cute, this little one!
Your cat ist waiting for her, I´m sure!

Wonderful work, your bowls!!!
Beate from Gabrielles Atelier in Hamburg/Germany

Pamela said...

Cat and mouse...love it. Enjoyed your blog.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Very creative with the cat & mouse. Great colors. Congrats on being one of the chosen!
Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.

Teresa said...

Cat Bowls, I love it. Yes I am a Follower.

Connie said...

Beautiful bowls and what a wonderful addition to add the cute kitty and mouse! I'm sure your little assistant was a great help! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway too!

Peggy H. said...

Cute idea. I am a new follower. Thanks for sharing and the giveaway.

Chris said...

Here kitty kitty kitty.....absolutely adore your bowls!

Sallie said...

What a cute idea! Thanks for the giveaway. I'm a follower.

Heleen Groot said...

Great version of the bowls. Nice to see your greatest treasure is in there. Mine always helps in quilting too.....she sits on them.

LJ said...

Cute; loved your addition of cat (helper) and mouse. Lots of sweet details. Love the blue charms; and they would make great fun bowls!

Sherry said...

The cat and mouse were a really great addition to your bowls. I love that idea! Way to go!

Quilter Kathy said...

What a fun blogpost to read and a very creative bowl project!

Judith said...

Cat and mouse, I love it! Thanks you for sharing. Judith, Texas

hueisei said...

Very cute! I love the cat and mouse plus the bowls quilt :)

Tricia said...

Hello Jane,
I thought it was cute to feature your partner in with your bowls. LOL Playing peek-a-boo with the cute mouse was just darling. I think it adds a great story to the little quilt.

Thank you for the chance to win your wonderful charm pack. I love working with them in my own mini quilts. These would be a delightful addition to my collection.

Sincerely,
Tricia

BizyStitches said...

Well your bowls are a cat's meow cute. Thanks for a chance to win our giveaway. What a nice collection of color.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

The cat was a fun addition and those bowls...love the colors.

Smiles,
Kelly

Julie in WA said...

Such a whimsical creation! Just like a cat to silently stalk prey. Poor mousey has no idea.

sandra said...

How adorable and the fact you showed us the process was very interesting especially with kitty helping. My kitty helps like that too she has to be right by the machine when I sew. I loved that you put kitty and the little mouse in with your bowls.

Pierro said...

RosemaryB here:
Oh my goodness your project is adorable, and I love your sweet puddin' assistant.
Beautiful colors!!

jen duncan said...

Adorable and clever. Great Job!!

Rebeckah Austin said...

Very cute! I just added you to my Google reader.

Diana said...

I love your bowls, great colors. Your cat looks like my cat named Cinder. He is also my assistant. Thanks for the giveaway.

Patchlissi said...

i love this quilt with the cat and the mouse......very,very nice
greetings from Germany

Deborah said...

Absolutely adorable! The kitty made it perfect. The mouse made it fun. Thank you for sharing.
Deborah

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work thanks for sharing!

lynaeve said...

Thanks for the chance! Your kitty is cute.

Cecilia said...

Your block is so cute, especially with the kitty and the mouse. I love the colors you used. Thanks for the chane to win the charms. I added you to my Google Reader.

Bonnie58 said...

Love the kitty. We have 2 at home and yes, they always need to be where we are. Oh, yes. the block looks great to. Super job

Annette said...

lov it your block is sew cute with the kitty peaking out to get the little mouse. :)
And a give away too
count me in I am now a follower of your blog i will look forward to stopping by to visit your blog in the future
in stitches

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh from one Jane to another, this is so darling!! What an amazing job!

Jeanneke said...

Cute bowls!

Nancy Biggs said...

Jane: The cat and mouse were so creative to add to the bowl project. You are creative and clever, BOTH! Thanks for sharing online, neighbor!

Robin said...

Great job on your bowls. The cat and mouse were a great addition!

Teresa F. said...

I love your bowls. The cat and the little mouse are a wonderful addition. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

I love your kitty in the bowls! I think I will have to do this in memory of my kitty! So very cute!!

Abbigail said...

I'm a new follower! I just don't know how you could have ever gotten this done without your cat's help! I thought he was checking out the trash to see what snacks you had eaten! Very cute idea on the bowls! love the cat and mouse!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Adorable bowls! Your little helper is such a cutie! :-)

Cindy said...

Fun post to read. Love your design...so clever and personal and full of happiness. :)

Teresa said...

Love your bowls! Great job on paper piecing. Love your assistant, too. Thank you for the giveaway. I am already a follower.

evelyn said...

I love the touch of whimsy that your cat and mouse add to the block. Very pretty colours too. What is it about cats and quilts? If I don't hide my fabric, my furry friend makes a bed in it.

Marcia W. said...

Your applique addition is very cute, as is your helper. I like the cat and mouse idea. Thanks for the bowl hop post.

Wendy said...

Okay, your sewing partner is AdorAble!! The kitty and mouse in your block ... oh~SO~CUTE!!! Awesome job and thank you so much for sharing on this blog hop :)

tink's mom said...

Such a fun interpretation of the bowls with borders theme. The cat and mouse are precious. I think your assistant is wonderful. Mine also empties the garbage can for me.

Sue said...

I love the cat and the mouse! Your bowls are wonderful!

MoeWest said...

I love the design you came up with for your bowls. Congratulations on being a pick of the day. I can see where you get your inspiration. Perhaps there is an extra mouse in that waste basket?

Ariane said...

OMG!! This is just gorgeous!! I love how you made it unique. I love it!! I'm a new follower!!

mahoo said...

Love your design,,and your helper. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

jmniffer said...

Great job on your bowls. I see where you got your inspiration for adding the cat! Thanks for sharing.

Katherine said...

hee hee... Love how your assistant inspired this beautful mini. So adorable!

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

Diann said...

Congratulations on a cute and clever block for the hop.

Laura said...

Your bowls are so fun and I love your little twist. Cute post!,

♥Duff said...

I'm amazed at your creativity! This was your first go at paper piecing, really? It's downright crazy that your hanging is so cute! Thanks for joining in!!

Cherry said...

What a fun and beautiful design! I love all the help you get from you partner, lol! I'm a happy follower of your wonderful blog Ü

Rhonda D. said...

I love your bowls!! Great addition
of the cat & mouse. I am a follower, too!

Anita said...

Very cute! Love the little mouse :)

Dolores said...

I love your faithful assistant. Making the bowl quilt with the cat and mouse was such a unique idea. Wonderful.

Dolores said...

I love your faithful assistant. Making the bowl quilt with the cat and mouse was such a unique idea. Wonderful.

pinsandneedles said...

Adorable bowls with the cat and mouse game! Thanks for sharing!

Nellie Duclos said...

Jane- I love, love, love your cat and mouse theme. I have 3 furry helpers, but it seems it's the female one who is always into things. She used to dump over the trash can, but I she hasn't done that in awhile. She does like paper and plastic, so I have to watch her so she doesn't chew on things. My "little devil" as my husband refers to her has the perfect name, Tabitha, that she was given before we adopted her. All our kitties are rescue kitties that my daughters picked out and now keep us company as they have grown up and moved out. Thanks for sharing.

Dix said...

This was a great imagination.

Busy As Can Be said...

Cute Cute Cute! I love the cat!

Jeanne Gwin said...

Hello friend from Missouri. Is this my lucky day. I am starting to work on my bowls tomorrow. Have a great idea, hope it works out.

Ruth Ann said...

Great job on your bowl wallhanging. My kitty gets in my trashcan and digs around!

Jennifer said...

I love your kitty. My kitty likes to be right on top of my work while I am sewing. Thanks for the giveaway!!

Foolish Feathers said...

i just love the design you came up with , super cute!

The Amateur Quilter (Mike Pearson) said...

I have a similar helper in my sewing room too :) He only keeps the batting warm until I need it :) Started following you today. Saw you on the New Blogger linky party :) Thanks for sharing! Nice bowls. I need to learn paper piecing too!

Cathy said...

Your bowls are great! love your assistant too. I have one who watches from the doorway and one who watches the needle!
Cathy R

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Well, aren't you the clever one?! Love the cat and mouse!!

CraftyGardenMom - Tanesha said...

That is an adorable bowl block! I really like how you added the cat and mouse. Just too cute!

Quilt n Queen said...

Cute, cute, cute Jane...love the mouse. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing in the blog hop. I was so hoping to be your 100th follower, but I am a follower already!! Thanks for the chance, have a wonderful week!!

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

Jane I am sorry I am hopping by so late, but beter later than never!! Even with off and on internet issues I am determined to get by eveybody's blog. Wish I had come here sooner but am trying to do them in order so I don't forget anyone. The addition of the cat is SOOOOO CUTE!! Even though it is not siamese, I keep thinking about the those siamese cats peeking out of things on Lady & the Tramp, and start singing the song in my head when I see your cat (and his mousy friend of course) (PS I am told all black cats are part Siamese or at least that's what my mom's vet said) Great job love the colors but the cat is the BEST!! Glad you have such a good helper/supervisor/confidant, eveyone needs in the sewing room. the hold things down so they won't blow away, find the "lost" spools and bobbins that the "mouse" made out a nest out of etc. LOL.

Sophie said...

What a nice quilting story with the cat. But I cannot see any mouse helping you.

Heidi Fischer said...

Hallo

Deine Schüsseln sind sehr schön einfach Klasse
lg Heidi

datHexchen Gilla said...

ich mag deine Schüßeln,und die Idee mit Katze und Maus ist super. :-))

Anonymous said...

Hallo Jane !
Ich kann das große Lob ,an Dich nur zurückgeben.
Dein Quilt hat mir sehr gut gefallen, die Idee mit der gepatchten Katze in der Schüssel, die das Mäuschen belauert.
Einfach Klasse!!!!!!!!!!!
liebe Grüße
Silvia

Maria Kievit said...

Love the cat and mouse game being played thru the bowls! Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Your bowls beautiful. What a great idea to add the cat and mouse.Too cute! Thanks for sharing your project with us. Great job!

Sorry I'm a late visitor. I missed day two and want to be sure I see everyone's bowls. Great hop!