Batik Bowls with Borders

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Batik River Bowl Wall Hanging

Today is the final day of the Bowls with Borders blog hop and I hope you enjoy my creations! I had only tried paper piecing one time before this blog hop and really enjoyed working with Regina’s beautiful pattern and clear directions. I will definitely do more paper piecing!

Closeup of Applique flowers and bowls

I used Regina’s applique leaves and stems and then used my Sizzix Big Shot to cut out the flowers. I then appliqued them using my Vintage 15-91 Singer with a freemotion wiggle stitch.

Back of wall hanging

Here is the back of my wall hanging, it is on a new Ackfeldwire pedestal frame and topper that I purchased from Fons & Porter.

Purple Batik bowl wall hanging

Here is another small one I did with just one bowl. I like the delicate look of this one.

I used all batiks and my Sizzix Big Shot for the flower and leaves.

Purple Batik bowl wall hanging

I want to thank Regina for making such a fun pattern and sharing it with those of us who participated in the blog hop. You can buy her pattern here, it is called Piling-Up!

I also want to thank the organizers, Madame Samm from Sew WE Quilt and Carol from Just Let Me Quilt.



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  1. Both of your bowl mini quilts are gorgeous. I love the choices of fabric. The applique really makes them outstanding. The solitary bowl with the flower is particularly lovely. Your quilting complements them beautifully.

  2. CraftyDeb says:

    What a great set of bowls! Your stand is just wonderful!!

  3. Connie — I just love them — you always do such a nice job !

    Thanks for sharing.


  4. Connie I know I'm late but wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed seeing your bowls. I especially liked the way you added flowers and the colors you chose – really lovely. blessings, marlene

  5. Quilts And Pieces says:

    Oh I love both! And that small stand is sooo cute!

  6. It's stunning. Your photos are so nice too. Thanks for sharing!

  7. How pretty! I love the quilting and curved top on the first piece.

  8. Your creations are beautiful and so original! I love them, especially the dark green wavy stitching around your vines and leaves.

  9. MaterialGirlQuilts says:

    These are both beautiful!

  10. Your bowls are fantastic Connie, love how you did the applique. Thanks for sharing!

  11. HI! Connie,Your wallhanging Bowls with Borders is absolutely beautiful,and your quilting is amazing. All the bowls and flowers are lovely .Nice setting to share.

  12. Beautiful and eyecatching! The curved top gives your bowls elegance!
    The flowers are so well done!

  13. Wow! I love your little minis. I especially like the color scheme and curved top of the stacked one. Ihaven't tried using my Sizzix to cut out applique shapes yet. Do you do anything special to the fabric like starch it or iron it to freezer paper?

  14. Oh, so pretty! So creative & lovely!! Thanks for sharing your beauties!!

  15. Jodi - usairdoll says:

    WoW! Both of your minis are gorgeous! I love the colors scheme you used on your small stack of bowls. Great quilting! Purple is one of my favorite colors and your bowl and flower are beautiful. Both of your background fabrics you used are awesome. Love your hangers also. Thanks for sharing your projects with us. Super job!

  16. Adorable little minis.

  17. OMG these are over the top gorgeous!!! I love your photography too. The shape, the colours, the quilting and the piecing-all are beautiful. Thank you so much for your inspiration.

  18. As always, Connie, you do amazing projects. I love both of yours. The flowers on both are so well done, your quilting – fantastic, the oval top is so unique and sweet, your colors perfect…I could go on… Just wonderful!

  19. Connie, Those were worth waiting for! Love them. Congratulations on being picked as the top one for the day. I do love the stand too. The Batik really works great with your projects. Your quilting is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  20. I love these! The flowers look amazing and I love all the batiks! Every time you mention your 15-91 Singer makes me think of the one my sister has that was my grandmothers. I don't think she would notice if I slipped it out of the cabinet and brought it home with me. 🙂

  21. Your bowls with borders are absolutely stunning. The quilting, colors, embellishments, and finished work are wonderful. Thank you for closing out this last day of the blog hop with an amazing project.

  22. Love, love, love the flowers, and blown away by your quilting. Beautiful!

  23. connie, I knew yours would be awesome and they are. what a neat hanger. thanks for sharing.

  24. Oh, Connie! Your bowls take my breath away! They are gorgeous!

  25. Great job! I love both versions, they are very pretty. Thank you for sharing.

  26. Wow, I love both versions! The machine quilting is great and your color choices are perfect! I can't decide which is my favorite, glad I'm not judging 🙂

  27. Cyndi loves to stitch says:

    OH, your bowls are wonderful!! How cool that you made it to fit that frame, which is cool too btw. I especially liked you single flower/bowl, There's just something about it that is so serene and calming. I'm not normally a purple person, but due to daughter's love of purple am exposed to it, a lot, so I've seen a lot, and your use of it is perfect!!

  28. Das sieht ja ALLES toll aus, die Quilts, die Aufhämgung und der Fotohintergrund!!!
    LG, Gudrun

  29. Scrapbook-ChickADoodle says:

    Wow! Those are beautiful. Love the off center bowls with the curved top and the batik fabric is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

  30. Beautiful work! Great job! I love your bowls!
    Greetings from Germany

  31. Rosemary B here: WOWIE both of your projects are just beautiful! I love the colors you used, so attractive, Really sweet addition of the flowers!
    thanks for sharing your expert creativity. Lovely photos on the water too

  32. Jane's Fabrics and Quilts says:

    Oh Connie, Your work is stunning, just amazing! I love them both. Thank you for sharing and I may new a new stand!

  33. Julie in WA says:

    Both of these are true works of art. Love the curved top of the first one!

  34. Apple Avenue Quilts says:

    I love both of your quilt. The flowers add such an elegant touch!

  35. Both of your quilts are so very lovely! I like the free motion wiggle stitch. Your fabric choices are beautiful. This is the first time I've seen the round top stand. It's really nice.

  36. Outstanding mini quilts as usual! I love how you added flowers.

    Vicki @ Quilting Lodge

  37. Quiltgirlie says:

    Lovely bowls.

  38. Nancy in IN says:

    Love your bowl and I expected nothing less than neat and creative.

  39. Oh my…….you really gave it your all. The arch top piece is so different and they're both stunning.

  40. Dora, the Quilter says:

    Very nice, Connie.
    Love the stand.
    And love how creative you were with these.
    I would have been very tempted to quilt the beige background by retracing the print–I guess that's just one more indication of my affinity for feathers, even when they are not exactly feathers! 8-D

  41. Wonderful! The fabric, the stack (s), your flowers, love the zig zag on the petals, and your quilting oh and the curved frame stand. Oh, so many ideas. Just lovely to gaze at. thank you
    Cathy R

  42. Beautiful bowls! Judith, Texas

  43. Marla Nelson says:

    Lovely. Love the stand. Makes it really special.

  44. I'm loving your bowls and then you did the FMQing on your 15-91 blew me away. Then questions started jumping around in my head. That is what I want to do with mine (15-91) if I can ever get it to sew right. My question is what kind of foot do you use? I have probably read or seen it on your blog but I can't seem to remember anything anymore! Take Care

  45. Oh my gosh Connie! I LOVE your bowls quilt. Beautiful. And you KNOW I just ADORE the purple one. Wow. I really love that one.

  46. You made beautiful projects with the bowls pattern. Congratulations on being chosen as one of the top two. I love the quilting. That is on my list to try and maybe with some practice I will enjoy it.

  47. The colors and the details are amazing on both of your projects. You do beautiful, beautiful work. Thank you so much for sharing your work.

  48. patchouli moon studio says:

    Beautiful job on the bowls Connie! Especially the fact that it was your first paper piecing attempt, I'm impressed! I like the added flowers.

  49. Teresa in Music City says:

    Well Connie, you've done it again! I just love your Bowls quilts :*) The first one with the rounded top is very original and I love your FMQ wiggly lines!!! And the second one with the single bowl – how sweet is that? It is absolutely one of my favorites!

  50. Betty Lou says:

    Great idea to make one for you tabletop frame. Beautiful and original.

  51. pinsandneedles says:

    Your mini quilts are gorgeous! I'm not sure I could pick a favorite…they are both so lovely. Your quilting and applique work is stunning too! Thanks for sharing your creations!

  52. Denise :) says:

    Oh Connie, you did a marvelous job! I'm so impressed! To be honest, I've been a little iffy on the bowls (I mean, honestly, we don't all have to be in love with *everything*, right?!) … but yours are gorgeous and I love how you've presented them … the arched top makes it! Brava! 🙂

  53. wonderful work on both blocks!

  54. Madame Samm says:

    Good Morning my dear…sew nice to see you in all of your glamour…YOUR bowls are perfect, your setting, your colours, your quilting..all deserving of our top contributions. Not surprising either…we almost come to relish what will Connie do next lol. Thanks for being a great hopper, quilter and friend…

  55. carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) says:

    Hi!! They are both very pretty!!!! Thank You

  56. Catherine says:

    I like your unique approach. Your bowls are lovely. Beautiful colors and gorgeous stitching. I love my 15-91!

  57. Quilt n Queen says:

    Connie, your quilts are pieces of art. One little pattern and so many beautiful creations…love the purple one, would look perfect with my 'recently' finished UFO….my purple log cabin quilt, I may have to make myself another bowl and add a flower or two. Your fmq is wonderful. Thanks for sharing, happy stitching, Pauline

  58. Very pretty. I love the delicate look of these.

  59. Missy Shay says:

    Wow, they turned out beautiful! It's amazing how many different quilts came out of the same pattern!

  60. The stack of bowls is great, but the purple one and flower is the best. You have been a great cheerleader for the bowl hop…..and they saved the best for last.

  61. you sew wonderful bowls
    greetings from cologne

  62. you sew beautiful bowls
    greetings from cologne

  63. Oh my, Both are so beautiful. I love them.

  64. Cute, cute, cute! Love your bowls.

  65. Kathy Gordon says:

    Very cool interpretation…you have bowled me over!

  66. Those are both fabulous! I love the addition of the flowers and your flowers are so lovely. Very nice work (as usual)!

  67. Great bowls, two beautiful projects! Thanks for being part of the hop.

  68. Oh Connie! The first is really, really cute, and the second is absolutely lovely!

  69. "Wiggle watch' never heard that term Connie but it suits the flowers and also the single bowl.

  70. Worth the wait! Both are lovely.

  71. Connie, they are both fabulous!,

  72. You win! I love yours best! Both of them!

  73. Amira Ameruddin says:

    Lovely flower bowls… Great job!!

  74. Oh dear, stunned again for the second time this morning! I love both your quilts, but the one with the round shape, gorgeous! and the single bowl, super, and your stand…. *sigh* a dream!
    I saw Regina offers also very nice once on her site, but this is a beauty!

  75. Both quilts are very beautiful.

  76. Both of them are just beautiful Connie. Congratulations on conquering paper piecing!

  77. Both are beautifuf but I think the single bowl wall hanging is sweet! I love it! great job!

  78. Beautiful work. The bowls are beautiful.

  79. It`s absolutely fabulous.Bowls,applique, quilting ,fabircs,setting,love everything!

  80. Connie your quilts are stunning!
    I love the frame you displayed the first one on
    Thanks for sharing them with us

  81. Totally amazing. Love everything about both of your WHs. Very artistic and just beautiful to look at your great stitching!

  82. Regina Grewe says:

    Oh so beautifull! You definitely have a sense for color and balanced design. Finishing with free motion quilting and presenting the pieces like you do is the icing. Well done, thank you for playing with us!
    Regina in Germany

  83. Die Butjenterin Abschnitt says:

    Wow, your bowls are beautiful.

  84. Anonymous says:

    Dein Quilt sieht einfach klasse aus, tolle Idee !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    liebe Grüße

  85. Britt-Inger says:

    Your bowls are so awesome and the beautiful flowers make them even more wonderful. Love them
    Thanks for sharing

  86. Oh that is sew cute ….. just love what you did with your bowls.
    in stitches

  87. Heleen Groot says:

    Lovely bowls! I really like the flowers. They both look equally lovely. Well done.

  88. Beautiful Connie!!! your display is fantastic; as I knew it would be. But I love they way you applique and your stippling looks wonderful…love them!!!

  89. Thanks for sharing. The quilts are beautiful and I like the pictures you took a lot!

  90. I too love them both. All these awesome creations has got me thinking a lot about trying paper piecing myself.

  91. wow Connie they are both stunning,well done.xx

  92. Love your bowls! Your quilting is a work of art. Will have to check out the rounded frame, so different. Thank you for sharing.

  93. Both are so lovely and I especially love the first shape. Cute!

  94. Wow,
    very nice bowls!

  95. Your bowls are fabulous!!

    Jeanneke, Dokkum, Netherlands.

  96. I especially like the purple bowl it reminds me of Japanese Ikabana(sp). As usual you have the best ideas.

  97. sarapatch says:

    WOW!!!Very very pretty!
    Hi Sara

  98. Just Carol says:

    Oh, WOW! Those are absolutely beautiful! The purple flower is very delicate looking and your stitching on both of them is amazing. Love them both! Thanks for hopping with us!

  99. I love both of your mini quilts!! I hope one of them made the favorites!

  100. The Nifty Stitcher says:

    These are lovely Connie , I especially like the last one, very pretty.
    When did you change the name of your blog ? I must have missed a post.

  101. Yours bowls have become excellent. A good idea – sometimes around on top. They look very good and are well presented in these stands, in addition still by the river. Splendidly.
    Many greetings from Germany

  102. I love them both – can not pick a favorite! Love the new pedastal stand – lot's of fun design with that topper. Both very sweet with the added flowers and beautifully quilted.