My plan for today was to wake up late, vote, and then rest. It was a busy weekend with the wedding and I wanted to just relax in my recliner. After voting, I got my lap top and returned to my recliner to read through my email and blogs that I follow. I ran across another great post from Tierney. She posted some information about art quilts made with upholstery fabric. She also posted a link to a blog by Dianne Browning . I was interested, since my brother often sends me great swatches of upholstery fabric. I have made a few things with this fabric, but nothing that really showcases the beauty of the fabric. Dianne Browning has some amazing work. I liked the quilted bowls that she has on her blog, and I started looking for tutorials on how to make quilted bowls. There was one tutorial in particular, that looked fairly easy. It was on Geta’s Quilting Studio.
The bowl in this tutorial is more functional than artistic, but I thought I would give it a try.
I used a fat quarter of some inspirational word fabric, along with some black and white polka dot fabric.
I did not download the pattern from the blog. Instead, I used my hexagon ruler for the center piece. Then I made the template for the side pieces.
I free motioned a simple heart on each section.
It is a bit soft and floppy since I did not have any stiff interfacing. I just used batting.
It is a reversible quilted bowl.
You always inspire me to try something new.
*On a sad note, one of my granddaughter’s beautiful Rottweilers died today. He has been sick for some time and living on love.
Vandal taking a nap.