Monday, August 13, 2012

Bowls With Borders Blog Hop

I am so excited to be participating in my first Blog Hop -- Bowls With Borders.

Thank you so much to Madame Samm of Sew We Quilt and Carol of Just Let Me Quilt for hosting this wonderful hop and to Regina Grewe for allowing us to use her fantastic pattern.  You can purchase Regina's pattern for yourself here.

I had fun creating my Bowls with Borders.  The  pattern was so easy to follow and became addicting.  I think there will be many more bowls in my future!!

My family loves breakfast cereal.  We mostly eat breakfast cereal for breakfast, but we like it for lunch or dinner, sometimes, too.  I decided to get a jump on Christmas presents and make a placemat for each of my children.  The stacked bowls remind me of cereal bowls so I thought they would make perfect gifts for my kids.  I used some coordinating solids with Central Park for the bowl trim, borders, back and binding.

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Thank you so much for visiting my little corner of cyberspace and allowing me to share my project with you.  Please visit all the wonderful blogs listed below to see more amazing and creative Bowls With Borders!!

Everyone that leaves a comment on my blog today, will be entered in a drawing for a little surprise from me. 

Laura


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125 comments:

  1. Lovely.. Love the solid coloured bowls. Look perfect for a mat to eat cereal on! I'm sure your kid will love it..

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  2. Such cute borders. Love them and so great as tablemats. Makes eating much mor fun!

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  3. How much fun are your bowls, your colours and bowls remind me of Summer :)

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  4. Very cute idea to have special bowl table mats! I will need one too...

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  5. Love your cereal bowl placemats...a great idea!

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  6. great colours and really love the border fabric. great present

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  7. Beautiful bowls! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  8. Laura. What a great idea for those bowls. Now your children can appreciate your handiwork every day. You did a great job and I love all the colors. All of my kids (children/daughters/grown up offspring) eat cereal and I think I may pull out some fabric and make them a cereal placemat. And I know where Nacogdoches, TX is. My husband is from Austin (go UT) and I am pretty sure all those college students there eat cereal every day!

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  9. I know your children will love eating off their new placemats. They are so cheerul.

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  10. Cute idea to make placemats from your bowls. I love the border fabric too. It really ties them together.

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  11. Thanks for sharing pics of your placemats.

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  12. Great bowls and using them on placemats is perfect, thanks for sharing!

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  13. They will love their placemats! I might just have to make my grandchildren some for Christmas!

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  14. Very nice job on your version of the bowls...Love your fabrics..

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  15. Your bowls are so pretty. Nice to see different ways of putting them together. Thanks for showing us, and for your giveaway. I love secrets. tubakk@online.no

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  16. Good Morning Laura...here I was thinking you have wee kids at home...yours are adults...lol I bet they all will love this...cereal for breakfast is a great start to any day...and starting off our day with seeing yours is a sweet treat..hope to see you again, with more...

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    1. Found you...yes of course....I was at your old blog and thought..what happened..I knew I saw you somewhere..lol hope you will be in a future hop again..

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  17. I like the way you rearranged your bowl colors. All very cute!

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  18. Love the border fabric you chose, beautiful project!

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  19. Your bowls are useful and beautiful. I love them.

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  20. What great little placemats! Awesome idea. We love cereal too!

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  21. What a great idea. The bowls are just the right size for placemats. They look like a quick and easy project. I might have to try making some.

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  22. Love.love.LOVE the placemat idea! Each one unique-probably like your family-eh?

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  23. Great idea! I am going to steal it and eventually add that to my runner set. Thanks for showing it.

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  24. What a clever individual way to use the pattern

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  25. They remind me of melamie bowls - all brightly colored :)
    Very nice!!!

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  26. Those bowls were very addicting, weren't they! Your choice of colors was perfect for them--thanks for hopping with us! :O)

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  27. what a great idea to make placemats. really great bowls.

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  28. I like the placemats. I love the bowls. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  29. such a nice idea for christmas! i love special placemat! thank's for sharing and for the little surprise, have a wonderful day with border!

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  30. I think that placemats are a wonderful idea. They turned out great.

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  31. Those are so cute. I, too, love the idea of placemats.

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  32. Very cute. Thanks for sharing your talent. Wow what a list of names, this will surely keep us hoppers bizy. LOL

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  33. The kiddos will love their breakfast cereal with these!
    :-}pokey

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  34. These are so cute - love that leaf border fabric to accent the bowls. Clever idea of the placemats. Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  35. Fabulous! I love the idea of placemats!

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  36. It's really nice to smaller projects (I can manage them). Your placement idea is great!

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  37. Love bloghops and surprises!

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  38. Love the placemats. They are great. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. I love the colors you used for your bowls!! Beautiful!

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  40. What a great idea for a christmas gift, I think your children will love your present.

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  41. Firstly, welcome to blog hopping.... and "howdy" from a fellow Texan!
    Your place mats are a wonderful idea for your kids.
    Thanks for the give-away!
    I'm a new follower to your blog, too.

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  42. I really like the idea of making these into placemats, great job!

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  43. Pat @ pnconverse(at)hotmail(dot)comAugust 13, 2012 at 8:28 AM

    Cute bowls . . . They remind me of some from my younger days.

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  44. Oh they look wonderful. Growing up with 5 siblings we each had out own color of bowls and cups. Thanks for bringing back such fun memories!

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  45. Great idea to make them into place mats for Christmas gifts. They really do remind me of cereal bowls. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. Thank you for showing your placemats, I really like them!
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  47. Those are great little quilts for your kids, I can't pick my favorite, I like them all, each for a different reason. The color selection in each is perfect. I am a cereal nut too....any meal, as a snack without the milk, I eat a lot of cereal, Wheaties, Kix and some of the Chex flavors are my favorites!!

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  48. What great 'breakfast' (or anytime) placemats! TFS

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  49. Great idea for gifts! So cute!!

    sue
    legato1958@aol.com

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  50. Like the idea of three blocks. Cute.

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  51. The three blocks look so nice together. They would look amazing on an island or breaky nook place. Very cute!

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  52. I love your liitle bowl quilts!! Gorgeous!!!

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  53. What a clever idea to get a jump on your Christmas gifts!! Your bowls are too cute. I am now following you :o)

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  54. Hmmm......pretty morning colors for cereal. You've given me an idea for the Treasures (4 grandchildren) for Christmas. Even tho they're teenagers I still fill stockings for hem. These will help fill them up!

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  55. What a great idea! They can eat their Christmas cereal on their placemats on Christmas :o) I love the colors Laura!

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  56. Love your bowls! thanks for the inspiration!

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  57. Love the bowl colors. I did placemats with my bowls too. They are sew addicting

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  58. LOve the bowls, all so neat. Thanks for the giveaway

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  59. I love your bowls and the colours. Great idea to make them for Xmas.
    Your (grand)children will be surprised!

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  60. Love the bowls and fabrics you used. This would be a fun idea to make table mats with and specialty fabrics for each person's likes.

    Debbie

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  61. Your bowls are very cute!!!! Great to make for Christmas!!!!

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  62. Very cute placemats. A great idea for breakfast.

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  63. Your bowls are very nice.Thanks for the great idea!!

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  64. Lovely - I like the border fabric you have chosen - it's very fitting.

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  65. Those are great. Such nice colors.

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  66. I really like how you did these. The four little blocks is an interesting way to assemble!

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  67. Your placemats are very pretty. I love the colours and the border fabric. They will make great Christmas presents.

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  68. The way you brought out the dominate colors of the print fabric is so clever--you have a matching set that's not "matchy matchy" Score!

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  69. Very nicely done! I am working on placemats too (But for thanksgiving), I love the fabric line and color pairing you chose, great job! I am in Texas too, but not the oldest city.

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  70. great idea ... I really like
    Greetings from Germany
    patchlissi

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  71. Love your bowls. Great idea to make placemats for the kids.

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  72. How wonderful - cereal bowls! Thank you for sharing with us.

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

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  74. We had the same idea for our bowl projects! :) Very cute..they will be great gifts.

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  75. Congratulations on your first blog hop. I love the idea of doing the bowls as placemats-both cute and practical.

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  76. Great idea to make them as placemats , so cute , thanks for sharing .

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  77. Very nice blocks. Love the colours. Very good job.

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  78. I like the idea of making placemats.

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  79. Your cereal bowls for placemats is really cute. Thanks for giving the background. Sometimes breakfast for dinner is the best meal of all!

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  80. they are addicting arent they.... and a lot of fun too.
    great job on your ceral bowl place mats
    in stitches

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  81. The kids are gonna love their new placemats!

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  82. Great idea!!! BTW, I love your border fabric too. It makes the bowls stand out.

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  83. Your paper piecing is wonderful...I'm sew jealous! Paper piecing is growing on me. You did a great job!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  84. Solids are highly underrated!! Nicely done
    Gmama Jane

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  85. Great job! What fun for your kids! Maybe you could wrap a new bowl up with each placemat.

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  86. Great idea to make matching placemats...you will have a very fun table!

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  87. Your kids are so blessed to have them a beautiful present : ) Your bowls are beautiful : )
    Sisca from geneleenloire at yahoo dot com

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  88. Beautiful job and good for you for finishing and quilting the hanging!!! Thank you so much for participating in the hop :) Awesome job!

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  89. What a great way to start the day with these cute placemats.

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  90. What a cool idea! Love your fabric too... They turned out gorgeous... Thanks for the inspiration Ü

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  91. Your wall hanging is great....so pretty.

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  92. Such a great idea! These do make wonderful placemats. Thanks for the idea!

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  93. I love your bowls. You know, when I first saw your square I was thinking it would make a lovely hot pot holder! Very nicely done.

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  94. Love your bowls Laura. Vicki vickilorraine at hotmail dot com

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  95. Love your bowls Laura. Vicki vickilorraine at hotmail dot com

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  96. I love the placemat idea. Thanks for sharing your amazing talents with me.

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  97. love how you made the placemats.....very nice...

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  98. How generous for you to make placemats for your children. We all know what children do with cereal. Be prepared to wash often, right?

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  99. That was a good ideal. I like them.

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  100. Your placemats are very cute!

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  101. I love the placemats you made.

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  102. I love your take on the bowl concept! Great!

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  103. My mom never served me cereal in bowls as nice as these. What a good mom you are.

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  104. Love your "cereal bowls"!! Placemats are a great idea!

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  105. What a cute idea to make placemats for each family member with stack of cereal bowls! Thanks for sharing!

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  106. Super duper cute bowls.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  107. Your bowls are great. I'm slowly catching up with reply's and having fun looking at them all once again.
    Cathy R

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  108. You did a great job on all three mats! Love your fabric choices as well. Anytime you can get a jump on Christmas gifts, it's a plus. Congrats on your first hop, supet job! Oh and I'm with you, cereal isn't just for breakfast. hehe.

    Thank you for your giveaway and a chance to win. I missed days one and two and am now catching up.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  109. Laura, making the place mats was a great idea...great job! A jump start on some Christmas gifts is a good thing. Thanks for sharing and congrats to Sheila. Have a wonderful week, happy stitching!!

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  110. 3 of them, what a job, good job!

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  111. Cute little quilts. You did a great job.

    Britta

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  112. Like the idea of making placemats out of the bowls pattern. Nicely done. I know I'm too late for your giveaway, but I still wanted to go visit all the people on the hop. Was on vacation earlier. Thanks for sharing.

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