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 :

Marsha Parris said...

Very cool!

Donura said...

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

Robin said...

These are super cute!!!

Karen P. said...

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

Jessica Christensen said...

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

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

they are so cute!!! love 'em!

Frances said...

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

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

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

bearpaw said...

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!

Cari said...

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

Nova said...

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

Adrianne said...

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

Jacey said...

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

Tatkis said...

Adorable bowls, so cute and useful!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Swedish Scrapper said...

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.

Cinda said...

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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