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