Monday, August 20, 2012

Day 8 m 126+ pins on our Bowls with Borders Blog HOP

August 20th

Good Day, I can just feel it....

Sew far it has been a wonderful
blog hop thanks to all of you
who participate..
WE all hope to see you again
soon...Next week we will be
announcing our next blog hop..
psssst it is FRIGHTENING! lol

OHHHH look who we have today..
I know  some of these people..
I can fill their bowls with stories..
but I will let them fill you
with inspiration today..


IN case you are here for the first time today..
WELCOME , the story behind these bowls..
but not before we add our HOPS TODAY...

IN case you are here for the first time today..hind these bowls..
but not before we add our HOPS TODAY...

The story behind the bowls..
( you will probably know this by heart by the end of 28 days_

It all started with making a gift for a sweet friend
and sharing that gift on my other blog ( with my final posting)
and many asking me where it came from.

Each time I shared another stack, another flood of
emails came in..."where did you get that?"

Flash to today...a blog hop came about..

165 ladies who made these bowls...
will be sharing what their bowls look like..

That I am pretty excited about..
Their BOWLS according to
their selections of fabrics, their appliques
each one will
be totally different...
I have not seen but one completed creation.
I will be as surprised as you...

See what one share of links from an inquiry about paper piecing
 from  Sharon at Vroomans quilts did?
See what one person who knows how 
to make time did ? ( hey, that is me lol)

And here we are....
CAROL from just quilt
is our  fabulous bring in the LIGHT cheerleader for this event..
 She deserves many cheers pulling
off the LARGEST  blog hop...
I think I can say that !!!
in all of our QUILT WORLD
This is the BIGGEST blog hop
Yep I said it...

Our toughest day to choose was today..
all of you who contributed had bowls with
such great detail to your passion
of quilting...congratulations to you all...

Oh look our top 2 choices today are....

 This ladies use of linen and hearts and whatever
that saying is...can someone translate?
it is without a doubt STRIKINGLY BEAUTIFUL.....lol

It's a poem...here is what this lady added!

My daughter gave me finally the decisive tip (thank you my dear :)!) And so is not only my contribution was finished, I finally was able to incorporate a favorite poem of mine and I am now very proud of the result!

The poem is about someone who  wants a lot of time, time to dream
and laughter and good for lots of things.

 WE were sew glad this lady had a photo of both of
her beautiful quilts...There is no way we
could have chosen one over the other...

 HONOURABLE mention 

And this ladies row upon row of bowls
and with the birds added and her very colorful cheerful
fabric choices, it sew matches her personality to a T...
Totally...gorgeous display and I did note
your fussy cut bird and cat in some of your bowls..
absolutely charming..

 And such a big thanks to our Sponsors...

Be sure to link their buttons  and see what is new...
They keep us all in some really amazing things..

I am waiting for some things to come
sew I get some pics for you..
We have 3 combined prizes from both companies!

hint on prizes it will bring out the kid in you...

I know without a doubt 
YOU will want these packages..yes you will !

Carol and  I will see you in The HOP...

REMINDER...all those who are participating
be sure to cheer on all of your fellow creators
and be sure to add the list for today on your blog...
sew we can find them as easily as we found you!
Sew appreciated

Those who are a NO Show after
numerous attempts, jeopardize
their attempt to join in any future blog hops!

1 winner for comments that were left on everyone's blog, ( big prize)
1 winner out of the 164 ladies participants..( 1 man) ( 165)  ( big prize)
1 winner who is in our top 2, honourable mention each day ( big prize)

2 sponsors...( big prizes) announced at end of hop..
their links below graphics

Let's Stick with Pellon

P.s Do me a favour please
if you are from any other country
but these..please let me know..

I am pleased to let you all know
we have women from all of these
countries here, today, tomorrow..
watching you all..
Fills my heart with kindness
yes my goodness it does..
Thank you from all of us 
here at sewwequilt  x

Czech Republic

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I am working on a little something...
and this would ahhhh help me lol


  1. Hi! I have been following the bowls, but have been busy to participate! Now I am looking forward to the next hops!
    Cheers from India!

    1. Hello Shruti, way over there in INDIA...good day to you...and today did you see those bowls..oh my Goodness, they were just sew striking...sew glad you are with us...this week we will be announcing our next blog hop...love to have you join in..

  2. Enjoying the hop and it's great to see that quilting is an international language and visit blogs from around the world. Thanks again to everyone that has worked hard to put this together!! Amazing!!

    1. Good Morning JODI, it is really beautiful to bring together women like you from all around the world, it makes my heart open up to you all and be sew appreciated of this kind of blog to bring them here to show their talents....It just fills your heart with kindness, how could it not.../?

  3. Cute. I'm from Jersey. Island off the coast of France.

    1. Bonjour mon Ami, dans France...sew glad you came by to join in the most amazing show of bowls...imagine bowls I was making for a friend
      turned into a parade of bowls around the world...wow!

  4. I have always wanted to take a trip around the world but I don't fly.. all I have to do is come here each morning and fly away!! Such a nice start to my day! and with no jet lag to boot. ha!

    I am waiting to see if you choose the bowls with the _____ as one of today's top winners! :)

    1. Hello Thearica...hello hello, did we get it right..did we choose the bowls you liked..I am telling you , today was over the top amazing..how could we just pick 3, I would have picked them all...but pssst did we get it right?

    2. YES!!!!!!! and I am all smiles!! I love that quilt with the funky birds!! I would love to hang that in my studio!!

  5. Thanks Samm and Carol! I'm really enjoying seeing all the 'stacks'...each so unique!

    1. Isn't this fun Dawn...I am sew excited that we thought of doing this hop...
      I am already thinking what would be the next idea..I have a few..lol

  6. What a great selection of bowls from all over the world. I don't know how you narrow it down to just three choices. Can't wait for tomorrow!

    1. Good Morning Sheila...I am telling you it gets hard every day lol todays were exceptional... Glad you have joined us in the hop

  7. )h My. This is my busy week. I will have to check the bowls in fits and starts, but I will get them all looked at. They are all so good.

    1. Good Morning Patty, I know..Isee them and I go back again and again. and I am awed as you lol

  8. I'm blown away with these bowls....what else is there to say, but that they are beautiful!

    1. How can we possibly get any better...tell me...Carol. this is absolutely..well I have no words lol

  9. The bowls today were all so pretty! I'm sure it was hard to choose the top two! I was in the last blog hop and I'm in the next one, but I wish I had been in this one! Who would have thought that bowls could inspire such pretty projects!

    1. Good Morning Linda...see, and you thought, awe they are just bowls..but look lol. Amazing yes? ok, you best be in the one we will be mentioning on Friday ..psst.it is a secret..

  10. I'm glad that I didn't have to choose only two today!!!! Wow!

    1. Hello Needled Mom, ( what is your name btw) I think we are close in ages..sew there is no way you could be my MUmm lol
      and yes to answer your note...it was not easy..everyone should have been up there..lol

  11. Wonderful blog hop today and I'm sure it was hard to make your picks today!

    1. Hello Connie, ahhh love to have you join in..did I get it right?

  12. Today's hop felt like a trip around the world...what a great time visiting with these talented ladies!!

    1. Hello Terry way out west...what a world wide trip to India, Scotland and Sweden, wow..I am jet lagged , how about YOU? lol

  13. Wow! These ladies are doing such amazing work with one pattern. The creative juices have been flowing all over the world!!

    1. Good Morning Ariane, creative juices ahh yes and maybe some fairy dust..wow...

  14. These ladies are all so creative! One after another is just delightful!

    1. Hello Chris...and yes another day just filling all of our bowls with delight lol

  15. It is so much fun, to see all this lovely "Bowls and Borders". It is hard to believe, one pattern and so many different quilts!
    Renate from Germany

    1. Hello Renate , and this has been one of the most delightful joyful trips into bowls I have ever seen...sew yes...we are all loving this with you

  16. I am having so much fun checking out the bowls each day...this is great...glad I don't have to make any choices....everyone is doing a great job. Thank you.
    Cathy R

  17. One patterns and many ways to sew it,fantastic!!

  18. I just finished visiting all the blogs except for one didn't show up.
    Those would have been my picks for today too.


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