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Saturday, 25 August 2012

Day 13 of Bowls & Borders and guess what a GIVE AWAY!


 
This is my first Blog Hop and paper piecing. That was an experience. Thanks to Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt and Carol for organizing this. It was alot of fun. I am so amazed with all the different designs. Everyone did a beautiful job. Thanks to Regina for the beautiful pattern.
I live in a beautiful part of the country where the world's largest flower pots are "The Hopewell Cape Rocks".  I have a great husband, two sons with great daughter" n" laws and four beautiful grand children.
I started blogging early this summer and just love it. Even though I have a really busy summer with work and keeping my grand children I have got alot sewing done this summer.
Now back to this blog hop. I kind of signed up without really knowing what I was getting into. I have never done paper piecing before. I have learned so much since I started blogging.
 So here is my bowls.
 


I was quite happy with this. A nice piece for my kitchen.


                                                 Here is today's list of blogs in the hop:
 
 
                                                                August 24th



 
Now for the give away. Since I am a new blogger I thought it would be a good chance to meet some new bloggers. So just leave a comment and hope to see you back. I will randomly draw on the 29thof August. Good luck.
 


 




 
 
 

67 comments:

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  2. Love your stack of bowls!!! Your applique is great and your hanger is perfect!!! I like your style and I'm now a follower!! Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win some lovely material. (Made a typo so I deleted to correct!)

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    1. Just went to your sight. You must be a new blogger also. Isn't it fun? I am now a follower. Happy quilting.

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  3. I love your stack. The flowers are really beautiful and the colours are amazing! Thanks for the chance to win that amazing fabric!

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  4. what a nice little wallhanging for your kitchen, i like the cut out flowers, that is a beautiful fabric.
    KATRIN W.

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  5. Great work. Thank you so much for sharing with us!

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  6. Marla, you made a very modern approach on my bowls. Isn't it amazing what you can make from a single fabric? The broderie perse appliqué flowers are so ... searching for a word ... happy!
    If you would like to see your work in my guest gallery please contact me at info@reginagrewe.de.
    Regina from Germany

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  7. Fabulous! I love the greens and the flowers are just perfect!
    Thank you!

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  8. August 25th
    Rosemary B.
    Susan H.
    Christel G.
    Alice
    Peggy S.
    Suzanne K.
    Books, Hooks, Sticks, etc.
    Marla's Crafts
    Kathy's Quilts
    Sunshine Quilting
    The Learning Curve Quilts and Such
    Glitzy Me
    This is the list you need to add...go back to sewwequilt.com to get it..
    you have yesterday's up in error I am sure...
    will return later and leave a proper comment... my best

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  9. Your bowls are great and I love the colours you have used.

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  10. Love you bright and careful bowls.
    Many greetings from Germany

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  11. Nice job on your bowls. I like the colors you used.

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  12. Love your bowls, great colors. Thanks for being part of the hop.

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  13. Pretty bowls, and nice fabrics. Thank you for this giveaway! Greetings from Norway. tubakk@online.no

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  14. There you go Marla!! They look great; I didn't notice that it was the wrong list...good that you saw it...ttys

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  15. That is really a beautiful little quilt. I love the fabrics you have chosen.
    Renate from Germany

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    1. Its amazing that just by typing we can talk to peaople from all over the world. It is a small space. Never thought I would chat with people from Germany. Nice talking to you.

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  16. Your hanging will look wonderful in your kitchen. Nice job! And thank you for the giveaway!

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  17. Oh...I like that strinking color combo. It almost has a stencilied appearance.

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  18. Marla-Thanks for the hint about where you live. I wasn't sure, so I "googled it"! Wow! Now I know that you live in the area near the Bay of Fundy. As a (retired) teacher I learned about BoF when I had to teach an Oceanography Unit to 6th graders and was amazed at the tides. Here on the west coast of the US, California, we have tides, but nothing like the BoF. Your little quilt is sweet. I have not yet mastered PP. I think in retrospect I tried "bite off more than I could chew," that is it's better to start small, not attempt to make an entire quilt of PP. So I will try some smaller pieces and maybe get back to that quilt. Thanks for sharing

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    1. I know what you mean about paper piecing. When I signed up I didn't realize what I was getting into. Never did it before. I found a book in my quilt books on paper piecing that I have had for years and didn't know what to do with. It has 100 blocks. Now will have time this winter to practise. My husband and I love California. Been there a few times. Wish it was closer to the east coast. He prefers it to Flordia. We drove down the coast from Victoria from Victoria to San Fransico one years. Loved it.We love San Fransico. Stayed a few days when we went ot Hawaii. Took a cruise from Long Beach one year. Well thanks for the note.

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  19. Your bowls are beautiful...I really like the fabric you chose. Welcome to blogging, I am sure you will find it fun and exciting.

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  20. Rosemary B here:
    Dear Marla, I love the green and brown color choices. this is very restful. Nice border too, and those cute tiny blocks up to, that is really nice.
    Thank you for sharing your creativity!

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  21. Good job. I love the color choice. Don't worry about the mistakes. We all make them. Come on over and visit me.

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    1. Just popped over to your sight and am now a follower. Love the name of your sight. That was hard to come up with.

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  22. You did such a great job for a new paper piecer...amazing! You created a very modern looking quilt...love it!

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  23. Very pretty! You did a very good job for it to be your first time paper piecing. I love your colors. Thank you for sharing.

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  24. Lovely job on your first paper piecing project. Sweet littl minie and I love the hanger!

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  25. Marla, for your first paper piecing project your bowls turned out so beautiful--love them! Thanks for hopping with us. ;O)

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  26. Beautiful bowls and applique.First paperpiecing project? You didi great job.Love it!!

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  27. What beautiful bowls with cute fabrics and hanger! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. I really like your choice of colors for your wall hanging. The little flowers are a great additiion to it!

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  29. Pretty bowls. The fabric seems so retro to me... I like it !
    For a new blogger, you are doing great. Glad you have both follower and email button. I signed up both ways.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  30. Pretty bowls. The fabric seems so retro to me... I like it !
    For a new blogger, you are doing great. Glad you have both follower and email button. I signed up both ways.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  31. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. I've been thinking of doing a blog, you are brave to just jump into it and you are doing a great job. Thanks for the chance to win the beautiful fabric.

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  32. This is a first hop for me, too! Your bowls are so nice, love the little swirlies. The colors are lovely.
    Thank you for the giveaway; what a nice thing to do!

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  33. It is great when a project is done and we like it! I like it too, it's peaceful and earthy, just right for a kitchen.
    Thank you.
    Cathy R

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  34. HELLO! LOVE YOUR PROJECT!
    THANKS FOR SHARING A NEAT GIVEAWAY TOO!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  35. Your bowls turned out so lovely. Great colors!

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  36. Your first pp project turned out great! I really like your fabric choice and the applique. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  37. Your did a fantastic job on your first set of bowls , thanks for sharing and for the chance at your giveaway.

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  38. Pretty nice for your first paper piecing. Thanks for the giveaway. (I just subscribed to your posts)

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  39. Swinging bowls you made, they make me smile, you did a great job!

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  40. you did a great job on your bowls for first time paper piecer. thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway.

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  41. I love your color combination! So pretty! and where did you get that hanger?

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  42. Your color combination is great - and different with the browns. I also like the stylized flower motif you added and the hanger is adorable. Good work! Thanks as well for the surprise of a giveaway.

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  43. I really like it! Well done!

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  44. Love the fabrics and the hanger your incorporated into the top.

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  45. oh wow, your bowl hanging is adorable. Am i allowed to describe bowls are adorable?

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  46. I just love your little wall hanging!! Gorgeous!!

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  47. I love your take on the bowls pattern. Just lovely fabric.

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  48. I love your choice of fabrics. You have made a beautiful stack of bowls. Thanks for sharing

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  49. I am sooo into green right now! Love your bowls! Your profile pic is great and if you tell me that is your garden i will be quite jealous! Have fun blogging!

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  50. your bowls are very nice
    sorry my english is not so good
    greetings from cologne
    gabi

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  51. Your bowls are wonderful and a great job for a 1st timer. You should be very proud.

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  52. I love your bowls! Great job!!!
    Greetings from Germany
    Nicole

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  53. Your stack of bowls is so pretty. Love your color choice and the border fabric. You did a wonderful job first time paper piecing! Thanks!

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  54. Hi, Marla! Your wallhanging is just beautiful! You did a great job!

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  55. A lovely co-ordinated wall hanging. For a first time paper piecer...you have done a great job!

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  56. I really like the flowers and the bowls together. Thanks for sharing.

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  57. Your bowls are beautiful! Congratulations on your first Blog Hop and your first time paper piecing. You did a wonderful job! Love your fabrics. Thanks for sharing your project with us.

    Thank you for a neat giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. What pretty fabrics for your bowls. :)

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  59. Welcome to blogland Marla. You definitely have a nice piece for your kitchen. First time participating in a blog hop and a first time paper piecing, I'd say you did a great job. Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower and will be back to visit often. Pauline

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