Saturday, November 11, 2006

Thank You

I must say right off the bat a big thank you to Kim at Peach Quilting for allowing me to join the Quilting 4 Pleasure blogring and for getting the code on my template!!! So appreciative, Kim!
The photo is of a little scrap bag I made yesterday. I had found the pattern (from Oceanlake Designs) at a quilt shop earlier this week and just HAD to make one. Also that adorable tape-measure fabric jumped in my arms too. I wanted to get a quick one done as a prototype--thought they would make great little gifts for my quilt buddies. A couple of years ago my guild made tons of scrap bags to sell at our Boutique at the quilt show and they were cute too. But this new and improved (note the title "Scrap Sack 2") has a little pocket inside as well as a scissors leash and a nifty little scallop trim. The pincushion is weighted with polystyrene pellets so it sits atop the sewing table without sliding. This evening we will be attending the wedding reception of a longtime friend's son and his bride. The weather has gone all November on us so I'll be dragging out the long dress coat--the one that gets worn about once a year LOL!

24 comments:

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

That is darling. You gave me a little snicker cuz you "had" to make that bag. It's nice to have a cohort in crime - so often I see something I "have" to make, too.

Welcome to the Quilting 4 Pleasure blogring.

Libby said...

Your bag is just so cute -- nothing like useful and cute all at the same time *s*

joyce said...

THe bag is very cute, and I love the fabric.

Rabbit Stitchings said...

great little bag there and wow do I like that tape measure fabric!!

Hedgehog said...

I love the measuring tape fabric!

anne bebbington said...

That tape measure fabric is awesome! I must find some :o)

quiltpixie said...

I love the idea of the weighted pin cushion holding the bag up...

Finn said...

Hi Vera, I have to say since I'm right above Rocky, how adorable he looks sleeping on those warm sheets..*VBS* I wouldn't have the heart to move him.
Your Scrap Sak looks great! Love the measuring tape fabric!! Hugs, Finn

Melzie said...

I love that little bag :) I need one like that ;) Too funny how i jumped into your arms LOL. Welcome to the ring :) xoxo melzie

Jane Ann said...

Ooh, I love the tape measure fabric. I tried to get some when I was at Hancock's of Paducah last month, but it was all on back order. Better check again. What a cute project!

Angie said...

Love your new scrap bag! That tape measure fabric is adorable...of course you had to take it home after it jumped into your arms. LOL

dee said...

Hi Kay, thanks for stopping by my blog-the five inch squares are a great idea-I love getting a little of each fabric, you really almost can't go wrong. and I love the scrappy look

Pam said...

Welcome to the blog ring. I recently made a great little bag just like that -- but that little sissor pocket - what a good idea!

Hmm - guess I need to make another.

YankeeQuilter said...

I have one of the older versions...love using it. That sewing tape fabric is very fun.
Sio

jpquilter said...

love that little side bag - it reminds me that I have some measuring tape and button fabric somewhere - my need to lift this cute project from you
juliann

Deb H said...

For a moment I thought you had sewn a bunch of mearsuring tapes on. Very cute. Love the bag, & love Rocky below. I want to snuggle with him. He looks so sweet.

Sioux said...

Love the bag! It's super!!

Linda_J said...

I could have sworn that you wrapped actual tape around the bag--what cool fabric!

Ruth said...

It's a gorgeous bag and I love the fabric. It'll make a wonderful gift.

Ali Honey said...

Your little extra pockets are a good idea. I use my version almost everyday and find it very portable. Mine has a tile covered in batting then fabric for the pin cushion.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Love the bag and the measuring tape fabric-I always 'have' to make stuff. Keep up the good work.

Patti said...

Great way to use the tap measure fabric - it looks just great Vera!

How's the storm at sea with the teals coming along?

Dawn said...

I saw that tape measure fabric in the quilt store last weekend and thought it was adorable but didnt' know what to do with it - this is such a great idea!

Hmmm, I'm going to have to look for that pattern - I like it!

pamina (laurence) said...

What a great idea ! It's cute and practical, no more threads everywhere ! Thank you for visiting my blog and for your comment.