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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Bowls with Borders BEGINS MONDAY Aug 13





Gentle reminder Bowls with Borders ( just the topper, not quilted optional) begins MONDAY. Carol ( just Carol) I am going to change that to THE Full of Light CAROL... from JUST LET ME QUILT is hosting.. If you love her now, you will love her even more after this....She has no easy task to manage over 160+ in this blog hop...But I have every confidence in her and our other Cheerleaders who I know are helping out behind the scenes...

WE are both excited to see what 160+ ladies have made with their design from our very own  dear Regina   on  Her English Page    and her German page for her friends there and here too
her German Page.

How we met--- Sharon from Vrooman Quilts posted a comment with links to various Paper Piecers...Thanks to Sharon I came across one pattern that struck me as a special gift for a special friend.
I ordered the pattern and Regina was very sweet to help if needed.

this is mine, before quilting and binding..!


I started working on it immediately, very well illustrated and a fairly easy paper piece pattern...I started piecing mine. This friend I am making it for loves bright colors...sew bright she got...I kept showing
photos on my personal blog ( that I have shut down now except for a personal sew long)  and within
days I was asked where did you get that...I told them of course..Then I had this brainstorm...oh yes they come swift and fury...and I thought of a round robin, but that was not one of my best.... Sew my backup plan was how about a blog hop..Yes let's do a Blog HOP....

I connected with Regina, once more...and asked her what she thought about it and would she be willing
to give portions of her pattern for free to all those who signed up and hopped with us...She was eager
and didn't even hesitate.  I also stated if people came to get the pattern for free and did not follow through they were to pay her for the pattern. She thought that was more than fair.. And some have and I have dealt with that, as I know situations come up and they just can't do it....all of them sew far have paid Regina...Now that is a nice gesture...

Ohhh then I connected with Carol asked her if she would be interested, she did not even hesitate to get her purple pom poms ..and I designed the bowls to reflect her favourite colours... WE posted it and within days, actually hours we had over 160 names...WOW...OUR biggest blog hop ever .....

And it starts this MONDAY AUGUST 13th..... ARE YOU all STITCHING ? lol

  Regina has been wonderful and I am pleased that her friends will be joining in the party and on
Monday, we will have a UNIVERSAL blog hop...

Here is what I know about this DEAR Lady..

Regina Grewe lives in Germany and is well known for her nature oriented
patterns. She started quilting in 1999 and developed a lively interest in
its technical aspects. Soon she became a teacher for piecing and appliqué in
Germany and Europe. Along the way she developed her personal style on paper
piecing techniques and patterns. She also runs an international website
where she provides free patterns and tips. And that I can agree with, she

has been very gracious..


Thank you Regina, our sweet Carol and YOU who will be participating...
bowls, bowls. bowls. I can see them everywhere..! 






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    1. Me too Sharon...we will get on the train leaving from your place as Lesley would say lol

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  2. can't wait to see everyone's creations..mine is looking a bit scary, but at least it will make everyone elses look GREAT...lol

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    1. ohhh that is the spirit Hayley..remember we all start somewhere...I just don't show my somewhere?

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  3. I'm really looking forward to seeing all these bowls. Yours are just so sweet!

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    1. Me too Lesley...you shake your cheerleader pompoms lol

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  4. I can't wait for this to begin! Regina's pattern is wonderful and I'm having fun with it....I'm new to paper piecing but just love this pattern! Let the bowls hop begin!

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    1. If anyone can do this...I am cheering for you Connie..you should have no problem with points....lol

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  5. Only my top ready today, but I will work for are finished quilt!

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    1. Hello Jatajomi..you don't have to quilt it..just show your topper...the only reason mine was being quilted was for a gift I was showing...and everyone wanted to make one..

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  6. All the bowl hoppers have been amazing with their enthusiasm--love it! My bowls won't win any awards, but they've been so fun to make. My motto on the bowls is: I'll show mine if you'll show yours. LOL! Thanks for all your encouragement!

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    1. Well you certainly created the excitement to Carol. and the awards will be YOU completed your TASK...more later on that lol
      love your motto...I think that should also be your tag line....lol

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    1. Yes Jane, I know you will be cheering us on lol

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  8. Ready and waiting...is going to be so much fun!!

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    1. Oh Marjorie...160 creations with the same pattern WOW too

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  9. wow beautiful pattern! love your bright colors! i'll follow the blog hop for sure

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    1. Ohh good my dear..see you soon then..invite your friends too

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  10. Looking forward to being "bowled over" next week... lol

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    1. Well you know we love our cheerleaders, see you then...

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  11. The black really sets off those colors--I love your choices for both design and color. Oh, jealousy!

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    1. Oh Duff, you do make me chuckle..lol thank you..

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  12. Oh I love all your bowls! What a clever pattern. I'm looking forward to lots of learning, inspiration and finding new blogs. Love all your hops!

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    1. I too am sew looking forward Jodi....that is a lot of hopping

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