The nesting bowls pattern by a cuppa and a catch up is one of my favorites and i've used it several times. My partner in the Sewing Room Swap listed storage baskets as one of her requests, so I decided to make a set of bowls for her large item. I made the 6, 7 and 8 inch bowls.
It appears that my partner likes scrappy patchwork as much as I do. at least I hope she does! I dumped my scrap bins with the smallest scraps and pieced together the exteriors improv-style. seeing bits of all my favorites felt a little like revisiting old friends. unfortunately i haven't made the slightest dent in my scraps. funny how things work that way.
I tried to make all 3 bowls coordinate but with slight differences. On the smallest, I did matchstick quilting on the whole thing with aurifil, which took FOREVER. On the third, I did a 2 inch crosshatch grid. For the second, I tied the two together by matchstick quilting the patchwork and quilting a grid on the essex linen. I also used a decorative spool stitch in essential cotton thread.
The linings are a sew stitchy moda fabric, sugar creek by Denyse Schmidt, and a ruler canvas by moda. The canvas was the only lining I didn't interface with SF-101. The smallest bowl is the most sturdy. i figured it would work out that way because of the dense quilting. I used fusible fleece and craft fuse interfacing on the exteriors.
I really enjoyed making these bowls but they took a lot of hours to complete for such a simple project. I hope my partner likes them as much as I do. it'll hurt a little bit to part with them but if i get desperate i can just make another set for myself. i certainly still have enough scraps.