Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Bowls With Borders Blog Hop


 August 14th

I hope you take a minute to hop on over and see what everyone else is up to today.

http://www.reginagrewe.de/index_e.html  Here's where you go to see the other things the awesome designer, Regina Grewe, of the Bowl pattern is up to.  I especially love the cat paper pieced pattern.  My daughter would love a quilt made out of these blocks.

http://www.reginagrewe.de/04muster/0406hochstapelei_e.html
Here's where you go to get the pattern for the paper pieced bowls.


Here's what I did with my block.  I know, not very impressive compared to what most of the blog hoppers are up to, but I joined the hop to help me get over my fear of paper piecing.  This little block took me about 30 minutes.  I'm not sure I did everything correctly and when I tore the paper off, some of the stitches came undone, so I need to be a little more careful I guess.  But, I did accomplish my goal of facing my fear of paper piecing!  Now, if I go on the show Fear Factor and one of the challenges if to paper piece a quilt block, I will know that I could handle it.

I love blog hops that challenge me to try something new so I can get better at quilting.  I hope you will join up with a blog hop the next time you get the chance.  
If you hear of a blog hop that features applique, that's my next hurdle.  I have so many different applique dies for the Accuquilt, but just can't bring myself to sit down long enough to try them out.

78 comments:

Madame Samm said...

You played along.. you tried...good for you@

Sowing Stitches said...

THANK YOU so very much for providing the link to the pattern! I've been so inspired by these bowls and my fingers have been itching to try a stack or two!!!!

sowingstitches [at] yahoo [dot] com

Sheila said...

Love your little bowl. Good job for your first paper piecing project.

Regina Grewe said...

You are right - a blog hop may also be a playground to try a new technique. Keep going!

Zuzan said...

I know how you feel. I am still working on my fear so well done for this bowl.

Farm Quilter said...

Only 30 minutes?? Wow, you were fast! The only PP block I did took me about 5 hours!!! You did good, girl!!

Fiesta said...

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

Debby said...

Great single bowl. I mean, how many bowls do we need to eat a single meal at one time? Glad you got one done and showed us. Thanks!

Pauline said...

Great you tried a feared technique, I hope that this bowl is the first of many other paper pieced projects.

Thearica said...

Love that deep green you have used! and it does feel good to try something new and have something very nice when you finish!

Rosa said...

Your bowl is very cuter!!
It`s nice try something new and hope this is the beggining of great adventures with paper piecing.

Cindy Staub said...

Your bowl turned out nicely! Congratulations on facing your paper piecing fear... I used to be afraid to do paper piecing, now I do it all the time. Happy quilting!

KatieQ said...

I skipped this blog hop for the same reason you joined it, paper piecing is my nemesis. If you didn't share any of your problems with the bowl pattern, none of us would have been any the wiser because the bowl looks great.

krislovesfabric said...

I am also struggling with paper piecing but so many of the blocks call to me that I keep trying. Glad to see I'm in good company :)

Brenda said...

Paper piecing was difficult for me too. Thanks for staying with it. I think your block came out fine.

piece peace said...

You should be proud of yourself! Paper piecing takes some getting used to as I find it counter intuitive. Well done!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

paper piecing scares me too...but you did great with it! Get back in there and make more bowls; proved to yourself how easy it is...lol

I did one at a time...walked away. Next day another....on and on...lol

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, this block reminds me of my grandmother's crockery bread bowl - all she used that bowl for - and made the best bread!! Thank you for sharing with us today.

JanesQuilting said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely bowl. I think a quilt made of these bowls would look quite pretty.

Pierro said...

RosemaryB here: Adorable colors! Well done! This is my first blog hop and my very first paperpiecing project so I know, I commend you on your courage to try this out and your efforts look wonderful. It was a fun hurdle I bet! I hope you get to work now and make that quilt of kitty paperpiecing for a quilt. I love all of Regina's patterns as well!

Thank you so so much for sharing!!

CraftyDeb said...

There's a knack to paper piecing. My first experiences with it were not so happy... but now I love it :)
Your bowl is a great start to pp'ing :)

Annette said...

your little bowl just pops off the fabric .... YOu have made a great start on your paper peicing. now go and get your dies and then you can fill your bowl.
have fun.
In stitches

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

Great first project, yaaaay you! I like the colors you used.. as for tearing off the paper, maybe a shorter stitch length next time? I usually use 18 stitches per inch (on my old Singer)!

Patty said...

Well,you did better than me, I am still afraid of paper piecing.

Carrie P. said...

Well good for you for taking the challenge. Paper piecing takes some practice and you did good on your first bowl.

Linda said...

Your little bowl is sweet! And good for you for working toward conquering your fears!!

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

Good for you for overcoming your fear of paper piecing! Nothing like a blog hop to just jump in and try something new!

Needled Mom said...

It is always nice to be challenged! I think the single bowls are really cute and would be fun to fill with those applique items. ;-)

Just Carol said...

Yay! You did it, conquered that fear of paper piecing and you posted it. That's what makes us move to bigger and better things. I don't applique, so we will be facing that fear if something comes along. I have lots of Accuquilt dies, too. Thank you, thank you for hopping along with us.

Connie said...

Your piece is wonderful and like you this blog hop helped me get over my fear of paper piecing........no way I would go on Fear Factor though! I've only got a couple AccuQuilt dies but just love them....and applique! Thanks for sharing

Teresa said...

You rose to the challange, hooray for you

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Impressive that it only took you 30 minutes....that is fast in my book :)

You are so right...facing a fear and just doing something can really be a way to incorporate some new techniques into our creations.

Thanks for sharing :)

Kelly

Chris said...

We all start with baby steps...and Madam Samm is the best cheerleader.

Heleen Groot said...

I do hope you got over your fear of paperpiecing! It is so much fun! Your block looks wonderful! Well done.

Sherry said...

Very good for a first time paper piecer! Glad you tried.

hueisei said...

Great job! I'm so scared of PP too.

Quilter Kathy said...

Way to go Marilyn! You met your fear challenge and it wasn't as bad as you thought!

Julie in WA said...

Kuddos to you for trying something new! Your paper pieced bowl looks great! I wonder if you enjoyed the paper piecing, or if you feel you have done it once and no need to revisit the skill?

sandra said...

The object of these blogs is for us to try something different so very good for you and I think it is cute.

jen duncan said...

yay! You did it! Pat yourself on the back and move on to the next challenge :-)

Cecilia said...

I've found the best way to keep the stitches from coming out is to make really small stitches when I sew. You did a great job on your first block.

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work thanks for sharing!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Good for you! It is hard to work outside our comfort zone. You did a wonderful job.

Jeanneke said...

You did it! Well done!

Nancy Biggs said...

Chin up! Good for your first try. Remember to make a shorter stitch as that will stay in better when you tear your paper off! Try another, and I bet you will be more pleased with your project.

Robin said...

Good job! And good for you for jumping in!!

Kimberly Cassie @ Quilty Doodads said...

Nice job.

Susan said...

Well done!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love your bowl.

Abbigail said...

I have to admire you for doing the paper piecing. It's one thing that I don't like because of having to clean off the peper. My tear the stitches out too. Good job!

Judy B said...

You did a great job on your first PPed block! Keep plugging away and soon you will create a masterpiece.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Good for you! You faced your fear and that makes this bowl special! :-)

Cindy said...

Way to go on taking up a challenge and learning something new. :)

Marcia W. said...

The old saying is no guts no glory ... you did well to not only do something new, but to share what you made and learned ... good for you!

evelyn said...

Good for you. First time. Great job. I have to start trying new things too.

Wendy said...

Awesome job!!! You did it and can check this one off your to-do list ... yay you!! :)

tink's mom said...

Great start to the paper piecing world. Wonderful job.

Sue said...

You give me hope that I may also try out paper piecing...maybe I will try now.

MoeWest said...

Yay, you did it and with very nice results. It's good to try new things. Meh, it's just fabric so what is the worst that can happen. Try smaller stitches or thinner paper so you don't pull your stitches. I'm using tracing paper from the dollar store and it works fine in my printer.

Ariane said...

You did a great job!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!

mahoo said...

Great job, and thanks for sharing. Your next paper piecing will be even easier for you.

Linda said...

Did it work? Are you over your fear? It is my fear also. I began conquering my fear of applique with the Red, White & Blue Hop. I really want to try paper piecing. I decided I have to do more than read books..I have to TRY! Which you could teach me!

Diann said...

Congratulations on facing your fear of paper piecing. Trying is the only way we learn after all. Your bowl came out quite nicely.

Katherine said...

Woohoo, Marilyn! Way to go with getting past your fear of paper piecing. Your bowl looks lovely.


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

Laura said...

Yay for tackling paper piecing!

Cherry said...

Hurray! You did it! Hope you enjoyed it.

♥Duff said...

Good for you! Your paper piecing looks great! Now when you see a pattern in blogland, you'll know you have the skills to accomplish the task. Kudos to you--that little bowl took big courage :O)

Anita said...

Very cute little bowl! You may want to add some embellishment like some of the others did, I'm sure it will perk it right up :)

Nellie Duclos said...

Marilyn-You are an inspiration. I have yet to acquire paper piecing as a skill myself. Applique is not difficult, unless you're talking about hand done,needle turn which is much more time consuming and can be complicated. Best wishes and thank you for sharing from the Bay Area.

pinsandneedles said...

Keep at paper piecing and soon you will love it! It is very addicting once you learn! You did a nice job at your first little bowl.

Foolish Feathers said...

What a cheery yellow bowl, thanks so much for sharing! Are you joining the next blog hop?

Cathy said...

Well done, I really like your bowl. It's just waiting for something cooked up from your new kitchen. Good luck with reaching 100 quilts! I'm writing down too many ideas from this blog hop!
Cathy R

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

My first paper piecing took forever....Good job for tackling a new technique!

Quilt n Queen said...

Marilyn, you did good, you made your bowl and 1 bowl is better than no bowl. I said some choice words before I finally finished mine. I worked on it for 6 hours and it still wasn't finished...went to bed at 2 a.m. and I finally got my 1 bowl finished, made the message board and then crazy me tried another bowl. It did go together faster. It is a good thing to step out of your box and try new techniques. Thanks for sharing, have a great week!!

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

Your bowl is great for the first time at paper piecing. I know how to paper piece but haven't done it for years.... I tore my hair out, cursed a bit and ripped (unsewed)a bit,I think we all did, except for those who do it all the time. but here is one tip that I learned years ago........... First, fold and CREASE every sewing line twice, forwards and backwards, exactly on all the lines before you sew anything. Makes removing paper MUCH easier!. Another tip (but take with with a grain of salt) is to shorten your stitch length. The downfall of shortening stitch length is, if you need to "unsew", it's harder because stitches are tinier. Great job!

Sophie said...

You nedd to have a first time anyway! It's nice.
Sophie from http://sophiedentelles.canalblog.com/ (I cannot comment as an OpenID with name/URL like in other blogger blogs)

Maria Kievit said...

That is one nice looking bowl! Love the bright yellow of it! Thanks for sharing.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

I think you did a wonderful job! Love your bowl. Looking through your blog and seeing all the quilts you are making, I'm impressed you got your bowl done, hehe. Good luck on getting all your quilts done. Thanks for sharing your project with us, great job!