|the start of the bowl|
|almost big enough to start the sides|
|the base is 9" and I started the sides|
|the sides are getting more noticeable|
I started with 50' of cotton cord (it is 1/4" and sold as clothesline cord) from the hardware store. I have had the beautiful fabric for a couple of years and never knew what to make with it, I thought this would be a perfect application since the colours are so wonderful (and I have nothing to go with it).
I cut 1" strips of fabric across the width, and pressed 1/4" over along the edge. I used this method with the pin in the ironing board. It worked wonderfully (once I realized I could keep the little legs on the Oliso iron from coming out), I just set the iron down on the strip and pulled the strip through. It took just seconds to press each strip. I chose to fold down an edge of the fabric so that the bowl wouldn't be "hairy" with little threads.
I then wrapped some cord, it overlaps about half of the strip. I only wrapped one strip of fabric at a time and then sewed.
I do have this very handy double cording foot for my machine which is very helpful. I used the Triple Zig Zag stitch, set quite wide.
I started the bowl last night, worked on it some more this morning and have quite a bit more to go!
The inspiration for the bowl is from here (I probably will add handles too). I have used 17 WOF strips so far. I probably should have attempted a smaller bowl first!
Here are some lovely images of all kinds of fabric bowls from Google.
I did manage to get another row added to the Winding Ways quilt yesterday too, more than a quarter of the quilt now.
I just realized how to add captions to pictures and recently how to set blogger to open a new window for a link - amazing when you read the fine print.
Thanks for another great FNSI Heidi and Bobbi!!
Happy National Quilt Day and St Patrick's Day!♥