Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Quilting Arts Boro Bobble How-to


With everything that has been happening at home this last month, I plum forgot to let everyone know that you can find my instructions on how to make your own "Boro Bobbles", in the current issue of Quilting Arts magazine, (Oct./Nov. 2010) :o)


It's a great little project for anyone who likes to use every tiny bit of their favorite fabrics, mine of course being shot cottons. However, I also think these would be lovely made from various toned muslins, wools, or maybe even dupioni silks. What do you think? (If anyone decides to give them ago, please feel free to send me a photo, as I'd love to see what yours look like!)


And for anyone who would like some Bobbles of there own, but isn't so inclined to make them, I still have some in my shop, (here and here) and will be posting more in the weeks to come.

18 comments:

nicolette said...

They sure are appealing to make! I hope to find the magazine at one of our quilt shops.

Inspired by your Pojagi projects I’ve subscribed to a Korak patchwork class. Are you familiar with that?
It’s a completely different technique (all done by hand) but I think it will be great to learn more about it.

Sujata said...

Stunning! I can't wait to pick up my copy and give it a try myself!

Gina said...

Congratulations on the article. The boro are beautiful... so wonderfully colourful and tactile

XUE said...

Reminds me of googly eyes but pretty googly eyes! Again, one of those times when I wish I am living in USA to buy this QA mags!

Colleen MacDonald said...

They look like little confections! Wouldn't these be great in a candy bowl or hung as ornaments at Christmas time?

Why Not Sew? said...

I love these. I have to try to find the magazine.

I've been wanting to work with shot cottons. I asked one of the girls at Burkholders if they carried any. She looked at me like I was from another planet, or at least not Lancater County;) lol

anyway I'll have to look elsewhere. Where do you order yours, Vic?

Can't wait for the Pancake Farm!!!

Allie said...

I love them - I'll have to see if I can pick up that issue today!

Kit Lang said...

Congrats on being in Quilting ARts - my favourite quilting magazine!

henny said...

Congrat!!
Really cute and lovely Boro!
Maybe I should try to make those bubbles :) I wish the magazine was sold here :(

Fer said...

Too cute! They'd make lovely Christmas tree decorations too. :-)

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

Such a great magazine - I have this issue! Congrats on being published again. You definitely deserve it, Victoria! :)

Karen Turner said...

They look so cheerful! Congratulations on the QA feature.

Hey Harriet said...

awwww...these are so adorable!

Serena said...

definitely congrats!

Diane J. Evans said...

That was a great article, Victoria -- so well-written (you KNOW how much I admire your writing talents as well as your fiber art). These little creations are absolutely lovely.

Diane

lu summers said...

my mum bought me that issue (her tiny weeny village shop in the middle of nowhere stocks it!) and i'm really excited to try out your bobbles using some of my 'weave' fabric...

Debbie said...

Hi Victoria,

I don't know if you will see this but I hope you do.

I was just watching the news on tv and a commercial came on. Usually I tune out but my eyes were drawn to a spot in the commercial. There was a tall vase and it was full of boro bobbles. I did not even know what the commercial was for because I was focused on the display. It was an Acura commercial.

Very cool! I just wanted to share that with you.

Debbie

Cynthia Smith said...

I love your boro bobbles (saw them in Quilting Arts first and then found your blog) and wanted to make some. So I ordered some Kaffe Facett shot cotton. I don't like what I got. The two colors are too subtle to spark any interest and the weight of the fabric was so light I can't imagine making bobbles with it. I remember shot cotton being much heavier and more colorful when I was a child. Is there any source for that kind of shot cotton that you know of? Your pictures look like what I remember.