Friday, August 02, 2013

Nesting Bowls

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.

Nesting Bowls for Sewing Room Swap

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.

Nesting Bowls for Sewing Room Swap

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.

Nesting Bowls for Sewing Room Swap

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.

Nesting Bowls for Sewing Room Swap

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.

16 comments:

  1. Wow, the receiver is one lucky person. These are lovely and useful.!

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  2. absolutely gorgeous set of baskets!!!! You have a very lucky partner!

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  3. Cute, cute!! Love these. I'm kind of coveting them, thinking I should make some . . .

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  4. I love the way they nest. I bet the matchstick quilting made it a lovely firm basket

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  5. These are really cute. Must try to make some for myself, I need a scrappy project!

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  6. I absolutely love all of these! I know what you mean about never making a dent in your scrap bag no matter how hard you try!

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  7. I love these! So many cute fabrics, and that little row of spools is so charming.

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  8. I ADORE your bowls! The scrappy, matchstick quilted one is an absolute treasure. x

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  9. These are absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE the spool stitching - genius!

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  10. They are lovely baskets. I was wondering about your scrap status. I don't think you can ever really clear them out completely.

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  11. Adorable bowls, so cute and useful!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  12. These bowls are fabulous! I love how you made them a a little different but tied them together with the quilting. Your scraps are divine too, and even the interiors are cheerful.

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  13. I am the recipient and I could not have been more pleased to receive these! I will definitely cherish and use them in my sewing room. thank you so very much for all your attention and scrappiness. I love them!

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