16 May, 2009

First Attempt

This is my first attempt at a fabric bowl; it turned out just fine, but it's not at all what I was trying to achieve! I was aiming for a straight sided bowl and ended up with a gradual, angled side. OK, back to the book and the "correcting mistakes" chapter. That will make some good bedtime reading tonight! I wrapped eleven yards of cotton clothesline with 3/4" strips of three different navy and tan prints to create this bowl. It measures 2 1/4" in height and is 10" across the top. The wrapping took several hours but the actual stitching took less than an hour. This will be handy for holding something, I'm not sure what, exactly. Once I get the straight sided construction accomplished I hope to eventually create a large, floor basket. Stay tuned to see what gets created next, chances are we'll be surprised together. I can tell already that the learning curve on this one will be climbed by doing, each step up a new discovery. Onward and upward!

Life is Good!
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15 comments:

Terry said...

Hi
This is a lovely bowl.
It might be nice with a collection of strawberry pincushions. :)
I enjoyed seeing your photos of your bowl thank you for sharing.

Todd, Kari, Anna and Gracie said...

I think it's an AWESOME bowl!! You really have wonderful talent! I love coming over here because it makes me feel like I'm at home with family...my grandmother loved to sew and do all the things you do...it brings back memories! Have a great night!

Salem Stitcher said...

It is very cool! Don't tempt me!

Nancy said...

Way cool!

*karendianne. said...

I'm thinkin' its good the book was added to the collection at Strawberry Patch Quiltworks. :) Lots of good tips in there. Rock on!

Teresa said...

I have gotten a little behind in my blogs reading and enjoyed catching up with you this morning. I was just thinking how nice a shopping bag made with your wrapped cording would be. Those little pancakes do look yummy. I am going to have to look in some of the speciality stores for one of those pans. I wish your son much success in his career, but I am sorry he will be so far away.

mamaspark said...

I like this bowl. It looks great!

Zlaty said...

I love the colors and looks very pretty, you can store spools or whatever you decide!

Good luck on making another one!

Zlaty

Karen Newman Fridy said...

cool!!

Quilt Hollow said...

Well, if you hadn't of said a thing we would have never known you were going for straight sides. I've made two...don't own a single one. Gifts ya know?! Anyway, I did get "decent" straight sides on mine...I heard no complaints when I gave them to the receipients. LOL Isn't it a perfect project for fabric you don't really care for design but like color? :-)

Rebag said...

I love the bowl you made! They are so much fun...I took a class then bought the book and have made a few! I think to gain the look you want you need to hold the bottoms side of the bowl up more towards your needle as you are adding the rope.....Hope this makes sense..?

Love your blog!!

Domestic Designer said...

I love the bowl! Good job!

Quilt Memories said...

I love the bowl, but, where do you get all the neat ideas you come up with?

AnnieO said...

I remember making some corded bowls way back in the late 1980's during the Southwest decorating phase. I gave one to my SIL. Yours looks great--very pleasing color combo and so tight and even with the rows. A+!

Jeanne said...

Hey, your first attempt looks pretty good to me! I've always wanted to try this. One of these days....