I want to thank Madam Samm for the wonderful idea of Regina's Bowls for our next Hop and our gracious hostess Carol for handling so many bloggers who lined up for this. I share today's highlights with these lovely people, so be sure to visit them :
When I first printed out the pattern I thought of Wasabi Bowls - but they are normally a solid color and I wanted color. So I pulled my few scraps of Asian prints and did a lot of fussy cutting.
And I fussy cut a little more, but still not pleased with the results.......... Because .............
they are small and we are suppose to have 10.5" or 12.5" blocks. Sometimes going small loses the flavor of the pattern. These are 3" x 6", maybe they will make cute book marks for a cookbook - gift idea!
So I dug some more in those scraps and my favorite piece - the Koi Pond was inspiration. Also, I had just received my new table topper stand from Michelle of The Raspberry Rabbits and just had to use it.
Yes, still not the size (yeah, can't follow directions), but I wanted to highlight my new three piece topper which holds 6.5" x 9" easily. A lot of fussy cutting to add to the Koi and to get the look in the design on the bowls. This makes me much happier. And they are unfinished blocks because once I am done displaying them on the stand, they just might become a table runner.
I happen to be a fan of Regina Grewe's patterns and she has a BOM right now - Garden Fun - and here are a few of my blocks from that. You can find several free patterns - ReginaGrewe - and sure you can find something in her gallery that will excite you. If you never paper pieced before, she has excellent instructions for beginners and I love how she gives examples for showcasing your block.
As a thank you for stopping by, I tried to find some fabric with bowls on it, but I found this instead:
a panel "High Tea" by Ro Gregg for NorthCott and a half yard of two coordinating fabrics. No, the furry doesn't go with the ensemble - oh she would be so mad at me! Just let me know in your comment that you are interested - yes, I ship international - and I will leave the comments open until Sunday, August 19th, midnight (est) with winner announced on the following Monday. All attempts will be made to contact the winner, so be sure you are not a no-reply or anon .
Thank you for visiting,