Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Ho Ho Ho

 
HO HO HO
 

From the first Bowl Buddy that I made last month, I knew that I would be making them for Christmas gifts.  Once this hop was announced I knew I could really jump start the gift making process.


I made red ones and I made green ones.


I made a matching red trivet.


And a matching green trivet.


Nobody said that the bowl buddy could only hold a bowl  ; -}

Ok, so after making these bowl buddies I realized that, yes I had made them before so just because this time I was using Christmas fabric I really wasn't stretching myself.  So back to the quilt shop I went for more Christmas fabric. 


A couple of weeks ago I saw a tutorial for a zig zag quilt that was made without using HST. The tutorial is by Amanda Jean at http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/
 

This was a super simple way to make this quilt.  I put it together over the course of 3 evenings.


I had more trouble coming up with a niffty back than i did with the entire front.

The real stretch came when it was time to quilt it.  If you look at the top of this picture you can see where I started to straight line quilt in the ditch.  All of the switching direction was making me crazy.


It was time to make the leap and free motion quilt my first big quilt. In the past I have done minimal free motion work on small wall pieces and table toppers. I just haven't had what it takes to do the necessary practice it takes to do this type of thing on a large scale.


There was a lot of trial and error but I am tickled with the outcome.

OK if you have followed along this far you have earned a chance to win a set of Bowl Buddies. I'll send them anywhere.  Just include the words Bowl Buddie in the comment and if I pull your name on the 
                                                             11th they'll be  yours.

Now I would like to take the time to thank both  Mdm Sam &  Carol for cheering us on and setting up this continuing adventure.        

Please be sure to visit all of today's participants as well as all of the players for the entire event. You'll be so inspired. It will be so worth the time.    Enjoy, HO HO HO

                                            August 6



104 comments:

  1. I do so like your bowl buddies! I'd use them for small bread rolls!

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  2. Ah, I knew there would be bowls! Oh, I like the little snowman in the bowl. And your quilt is marvelous - good for you in putting the big girl panties on and going for the gusto!!

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  3. Your bowl buddies are perfect for gifts! And congrats on your first big fmq success!

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  4. I love those bowl buddies and your quilt...wow! Your FMQ turned out pretty impressive on that gorgeous quilt!

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  5. I really, really like your FMQ in your zig zag quilt ... awesome job!! I like the white offsetting your pretty traditional holiday colors too... well done, woot woot!! And of course, your bowl buddies are sweet and sweeter still the possibilities of what they could hold ;)

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  6. Your quilt is fantastic! Thank you for the link. the bowl buddies are sew sweet. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Wow ! Your quilt is wonderful ! Your quilting is very good ! Great job ! The bowl buddies will be great gifts.

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  8. Love your Bowl Buddies!! Does the little snowman come with it? Lol.. Just joking. Your quilt is awesome also. I would love to make one of those. Thank you for sharing..

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  9. Those are great Bowl Buddies! Great job! Thanks for sharing

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  10. I think your bowl buddies are so cute. I also saw that tutorial but you actually made it! you are too hard on yourself, it is wonderful!!

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  11. Great project ! Thank You for sharing with us !

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  12. I love your bowl buddies. And your Zig Zag quilt is awesome. Thanks for sharing you creativity and being part of this blog hop.
    Christmas greetings from Sweden

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  13. Three evenings??? You are speedy! I'm thinking it would take my at least a month, probably more to create that zig zag beauty! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. I love your Bowl Buddies! What a great gift idea. That quilt is gorgeous. In three evenings.....something to try then! I love, love, LOVE your quilting! Beautiful and somehow, very Christmassy. Beautiful, beautiful work!

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  15. Your bowl buddies and quilt are all spectacular! Great job!

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  16. I love your bowl buddies for Christmas--a great idea! Your quilt is beautiful--I really love how bright and cheery it is--perfect for Christmas!

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  17. Your bowl buddies are cute. Your zigzag is fabulous. I have used that method. Isn't it wonderful? Your quilting is super too.

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  18. Lovely pictures with the bowls and the snowman and I like your zigzag quilt too, looks great!

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  19. Love the Bowl Buddies and your Christmas zigzag quilt is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Your Bowl Buddies are great. The zig-zag quilt is really beautiful and looks much more difficult than you say it was!

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  21. Ohhh wow, your bowls are darn cute but your zigzag quilt is a block buster of a quilt....very bright like you...3 nights yes lol wow!

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  22. Wonderful pieces; but I love the quilt!

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  23. I make cloth baskets and bowls but never thought about using them as Bowl Buddies, and they could be. I really like yours! The zigzag quilt is lovely and your FMQ looks lovely too. Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Fantastic zigzag quilt and the quilting is beautiful. I enjoy making bowl buddies too.

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  25. Love your zigzag quilt. You quilting is fantastic. I've never made bowl buddies ... these are so cute!

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  26. Cut little bowls are perfect to hold Mr Snowman or anything else. Love the zigzag quilt and your beautiful quilting to highlight the pattern! Beautiful!

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  27. Of course you already know that I love the bowl buddies..just wonderful. But your quilting on your quilt is just wonderful for being your first big quilt it looks fantastic...great job! Enjoy your day.

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  28. A friend gave me a bowl buddy some time ago and I love using it in my sewing room. Your zig zag quilt is awesome - I love the quilting you decided on. blessings, marlene

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  29. Nice projects, and good for ou to get so many Christmas gifts finished already! I need to get at it! Love your bowl buddies! :)

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  30. You did great! Your quilting is very nice. Love the cutie snowman in the bowl buddy`s!

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  31. I have so much to learn about machine quilting...and loved looking at how you quilted your projects Hugs

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  32. Selina that quilt is beautiful and you did a wonderful job on the quilting. Your bowls are great, but you don't need to include me in the drawing as I have more than enough bowls of all kinds and no room for more, lol.

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  33. Yay! A zigzag kwilt design. So refreshing! Bowl bowl buddies would be fun!

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  34. Love the quilting on your zigzag quilt - gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing in the hop!

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  35. Your bowl buddies and zig zag quilt are perfect for the holidays! Great job!!

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  36. What a cute idea. I love it.

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  37. Your projects are beautiful and perfect for the occasion. Thanks for hoping and sharing with us today.

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  38. Your bowl buddies are so perfect for several things to be put in them. The months are flying and it will be Christmas before we know it. I love your quilt. the colors and the zigzag design is unique. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and Prayers from a Missouri Friend.

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  39. You bowl buddy diva you!!! They are sooo cute with your little snowman. Great job on the zig zag quilt, I love how you free motioned it. Once you start with free motion, it's hard to go back. I almost never use my longarm any more. LOL!! Congrat on pick of the day! Well deserved!

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  40. Love your bowl buddies. Wish I knew how to make them.

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  41. how cute are the bowl buddies for Christmas. You quilt is just great and really nice quilting too.

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  42. Oh how I love that quilt. it is gorgeous

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  43. Great zig zag quilt!
    I love your bowl buddies - I've never seen one before!

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  44. Beautiful quilt and your quilting is fantastic.Your bowls are super cute!Thanks for sharing.

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  45. Your bowl buddies are cute, I really like your quilt very very pretty....thanks for the great giveaway....

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  46. Wow! Your quilt is amazing. Thanks for the link. Your bowl buddies are terrific. Congrats on being one of the chosen.

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  47. Well I don't know why you haven't been FMQ it looks terrific. I am deefinitely going to check out the tutorial for that quilt. And I love your bowl buddies! Too cute!
    Thank you for the chance at the giveaway and I am a new follower.
    xo jan

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  48. Your Bowl Buddies are SO cute!
    Great quilting on your Chevron quilt. I am planning on loading mine next week:)

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  49. Wow, thanks for not making me feel stupid cuz I am deathly afraid of FMQ...but I am going to make one of those chevron quilts...what a neat, easy way to do it!..And I Love those bowl buddies....

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  50. Wow, thanks for not making me feel stupid cuz I am deathly afraid of FMQ...but I am going to make one of those chevron quilts...what a neat, easy way to do it!..And I Love those bowl buddies....

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  51. What beautiful work and I would love a Bowl Buddie....they are so cute!

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  52. The bowls are so cute and I looooooooove the quilt, especially the colors. Don't enter me in the contest. Your friendship is my prize.
    xx

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  53. I love your bowl buddy It is great. Thanks for sharing

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  54. Who wouldn't want a Bowl Buddie, count me in!

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  55. Those bowls are so cool. I would like to try to make one sometime. Your quilt is also very pretty.

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  56. Love your Bowl Buddie! and your quilt too! It is awesome!

    dbelliott@outlook.com

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  57. Love the bowl buddies. Thanks for sharing

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  58. I can think of all kinds of things to put in your bowl buddies. Your quilt turned out beautiful!

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  59. Bowl Buddies, Bowl Buddies, Bowl Buddies! I had to hunt in your blog until I found a link to a tutorial. Some of my family just may be getting these for Christmas. I don't have a Layer cake in my stash and it looks as it they may a good candidate for making them. Of course, I can always cut a 10" square. I think I can handle that. Congrats, on a top 2 finish. It is well deserved. Not only is the piecing impeccible, so is the quilting. Thank you for participating and inspiring us and sharing your wonderful creativity. I enjoyed looking at other parts of your blog, too.

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  60. Those bowls are so cool. That is something i have to remember. I love the quilt. Congrats to be top of the day

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  61. Bowl Buddie---but those are so cute! I am supposed to learning how to make them at a guild sew-in in a couple days.

    Love that chevron quilt. Actually I have one to quilt for one of my quilt group gals who is new to quilting but I can guarantee you that I won't be trying anything as fancy as you. Wow, does that look cool on your piece! SID works fine with me as I hate to FMQ but I DO admire others abilities in that department.

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  62. I love the Bowl Buddies. And the quilt-Wow! It is fabulous. The quilting is absolutely wonderful. You did a fantastic job. Thank you so much for sharing today.

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  63. Love the Bowl Buddies and the beautiful quilt! Amazing color choice, and the FMQ turned out very nice... :-)

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  64. Wow! What a great quilting idea for the chevrons! I'm loving the bowl buddies, they are much nicer looking than just using regular hotpads. Thank you for sharing your ideas!
    ~Brandy
    brandizzle7133 at yahoo dot com

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  65. adorable bowl buddies. and beautiful quilt. thanks for the chance to win bowl buddies for myself

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  66. I collect snowmen so that I can decorate with them all winter long. I'm sure a Bowl Buddy or two would be more than welcome by my winter snowfolk!

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  67. Great Bowl Buddies! I have to put a zig zag quilt on my list of 'I want to make', yours is beautiful.

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  68. Your zig zag quilt is beautiful. I think I missed that one on Amanda Jeans blog. I'll have to check it out now. Thank you for showing us. Your Bowl Buddie's are great and the fabric you used is very festive. So pretty.

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  69. Those bowls are way cool and we love, love, love the zig zag quilt - I think we need to make one - so brilliant!

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  70. You did a great job on the bowls! So pretty and the quilt is awesome!
    Well done.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  71. Your quilt is beautiful. I love the pictures; especially the little snowman.

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  72. What a gorgeous quilt! I have used that pattern, but yours is sew much prettier. Love your bowl buddies! and the little snowman.

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  73. Hiya!!! I love your Bowl Buddies, so cute, and perfect for other buddies too lol. That quilt is fantastic, I've got to check out that pattern. Thanks for sharing and for having the giveaway. Merry Christmas, blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  74. Wow, you really got busy. Great projects, especially your "bowl buddies"

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  75. Bowl Buddies are ADORABLE!! What a fun addition they would be to any décor!! Thanks for the give-away!!

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  76. I love, love the quilt! You did a great job.
    I only heard of bowl buddies a few weeks ago, but didn't know that is what they are called. You have been one busy lady!

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  77. I have never seen a bowl buddy before they are really cute!!

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  78. Love your Bowl Buddies! I haven't seen them before. The zig zag quilt is outstanding.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  79. I love your bowl buddies, and contents!! I have been looking at pictures of this project for some time, but haven't quite figured it out yet, Helen

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  80. Love that zig zag quilt and the quilting!

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  81. Kudos to you for an amazing job quilting that large quilt! You did just great and I bet you're relieved to have it finished. Now you can enjoy it and not have it taunt you from the closet of UFOs!

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  82. Those bowl buddies are super cute! And your zig zag quilt is stunning. The fabric choices are perfect and your quilting is lovely as well. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  83. Bowl buddies are so cute , thanks for the chance.

    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  84. Love the bowl buddie. I love the snowman sitting in one, so cute.

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  85. I am off to find out how to make a bowl buddy or ten, perfect for little presents.

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  86. Oh, I love your holiday Bowl Buddies but man oh man that quilt is beautiful! Your FMQing looks fantastic to me!

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  87. Your bowl buddies are sweet and I'm envious that you're well on your way to gift completions. LOVE the quilt. I do think it's your use of color that really makes it pop. Fabulous FMQ!!

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  88. Bowl buddies would be great little gifts. Your zig zag quilt is awesome!!! Just beautiful.

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  89. Your Bowl Buddies are so adorable and I love your Christmas Quilt and your quilt is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  90. The quilting on your quilt is gorgeous!! Great for your first large quilt. The bowl buddies are darling...I've seen them made for Halloween as well. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  91. I love the way you quilted your zig zag quilt - it's perfect. Your bowl buddies are very cute.

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  92. Have always wanted to try my hand at quilting my finished tops...rather a daunting endeavor for me. Your quiliting looks great! Love the bowl buddies!

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  93. Love those bowl buddies. I think your quilt turned out great. It is really hard to get those big quilts done on the regular sewing machines.

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  94. "Bowl Buddy", "Bowl Buddy", "Bowl Buddy". Is that enough??? I totally love your chevron quilt I'm going to go look up the tutorial that you mentioned. Thanks.

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  95. You've been a busy girl! How great that you stretched yourself and FMQed the zig-zag quilt. It's really wonderful! Yes, of course you should be proud. Way to go!

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  96. Love your Bowl Buddie and the pop of red in your chevron quilt!

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  97. Your Bowl Buddies are cute. You did a great job on your quilt, too! Thanks or sharing.

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  98. Wow! Love your chevron quilt and the quilting is beautiful! Cute idea for your bowl buddies. Thanks for sharing!

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  99. I am making Bowl Buddies for Christmas too! They sew quickly and pack so nicely for mailing. The quilting on your chevron quilt was well worth the time. Thanks for taking part in the blog hop.

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  100. Thanks for sharing your Bowl Buddies...they are new to me! I love the chevrons and the way you quilted them! It is so festive! Thanks for sharing them!

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