Sunday, May 22, 2022

More Fabric Bowls--Gertie Writes

More fabric bowls
Hi I'm Gertie. I'm Terry's inner squirrel. I'm posting for Terry today since she is out of town. 

Before Terry left to visit her daughter, I convinced her to make four more fabric bowls. She took photos of all but one of the six that she created. (She gave one of the bowls away after a being in London a couple of days.) She could have made more bowls before she left but she ran out of time.

Terry planned to gift these bowls to friends of her daughter that she has met on previous trips as well as friends she meets during her stay. 

Home for one bowl

One of her daughter's friends inherited her mom's stash a couple years ago. Her mom's fabrics are not her style and she isn't a quilter. Terry thought that this friend might get a kick out of making fabric bowls with some of her mom's stash. Then, she thought perhaps, other people would like a fabric bowl so that was the initial inspiration behind making the bowls. I had to work REALLY hard to convince her to sew more bowls!

For the friend, Terry packed printed directions and enough stabilizer for the friend to make two fabric bowls. I hope that she will have fun with the project and will make even more fabric bowls. I also hope that she will share photos of her creations. She is a creative person and I wouldn't be surprised if she created her own directions for the bowls.

What the bowl holds
Terry made some bowls low and squatting. She made some bowls deeper with a petal kind of edge. They traveled well in the suitcase. The first person that she gifted a bowl liked that the bowl was reversible. This person is a bicyclist and liked the print. She commented that the colors in the bowl (blue and yellow) would fit in well with her redecorating scheme. I call that a win/win!

Terry has gifted all but one of the bowls. So far they have been a hit. (I told her so!) I wish that she would have photographed the recipients with their bowls; but, I forgot to remind Terry to do it. Honestly, I don't know where she would be without me!

Terry used about half a yard of fabric from her stash which brings the total used from her stash to 37 and one half yards for the year.

I'm linking this post to Cynthia at Oh Scrap/Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework. I agree with Terry when she talks about Cynthia's link up, "Have a cuppa and be inspired with all the projects people are creating from scraps!"


LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Terry's fabric bowls are great, and look like perfect gifts, too! Great idea for taking supplies over on your trip to London, too. Hope you're having a wonderful time!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Great idea for a thoughtful gift. I am sure they will be appreciated. Thanks for sharing them with Oh Scrap!