Love me my scrap sack and other musings from Sew Sundays

Longest blogcation ever!!  What can I say?  Though I HAVE decided to move some of the postings from my other blog, A Laughing Gate, over to here and use my facebook page for general art and design inspiration and updates on my design biz. Just changing it up a bit and simplifying a little.  Click HERE to follow my design musings on facebook by liking my page.

So what’s up?

Well, I have sent the newest quilt off to get quilted and I must say I REALLY loved the Scrap Sack I got from Ocean Lake Designs using Tokyo Rococo.  It was perfect for putting threads and scraps into while I was working. Sits right on any table hanging over the edge. Also a handy place to keep a small pair of scissors and a seam ripper in a little pocket inside. I met Bonnie from Ocean Lake Designs at Quilt Market a few years ago and we have stayed in touch and hope to do some things together.  Bonnie and Mary have some great well selling patterns.  Take a gander at the Scrap Sack, my newest friend!

Scrap Sack by Ocean Lake Designs using Tokyo Rococo by Carol Van Zandt

Scrap Sack by Ocean Lake Designs using Tokyo Rococo by Carol Van Zandt

Scrap Sack by Ocean Lake Designs using Tokyo Rococo by Carol Van Zandt

Scrap Sack by Ocean Lake Designs using Tokyo Rococo by Carol Van Zandt

Scrap Sack by Ocean Lake Designs

Scrap Sack by Ocean Lake Designs

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So, attached are a few shots of the most recent quilt in progress. There is a story behind all this but I might expand on that when I get it back and bound and take some real shots of it all finished!  These are just a bit of a teaser.  I also have another quilt in binding mode and will be able to show you that one all finished soon…

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Ok, Will I ever do a queen size quilt again? Not sure! Hard to handle! Here I am using Jack’s workshop to try and clean up the back after my umpteenth trying to square it up.

Even more fun, I finally tried out Spoonflower and was pleasantly surprised.  Here is a shot of the fabric I designed. Now I have to sew with it and see how it sews with the other cottons.  I already have a plan of course, but its cued behind another 2 quilts. Think I will also make a pillow or a bag out of this too.

Ipanema Ogee ©CAROL VAN ZANDT

Ipanema Ogee ©CAROL VAN ZANDT

Sew Sundays have been good, and I confess I sometimes sew for an hour before bed on other days besides Sundays…

All for now from The Plaid Portico!

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